Ubisoft has officially unveiled a chunk of what gamers can expect from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag when it comes to DLC. The Season Pass will score them, among other things, “Freedom Cry.” It’s selling for $20.
Alongside more missions, multiplayer characters and weaponry, the “Freedom Cry” DLC includes a single player campaign that spans more than three hours. The subject is Adewale, the man behind Edward Kenway in the main storyline of Assassin’s Creed IV. Here’s the description of the content that sits on YouTube:
Born a slave, Adewale found freedom as a pirate aboard the Jackdaw where he became Edward Kenway’s second-in-command. Now, 15 years later, Adewale has become a trained Assassin who finds himself shipwrecked in Saint-Domingue without weapons or crew. He starts to meet locals in an effort to assemble a crew and steal a ship. The more he helps, however, the more he is drawn into the Maroon slave community. Forced to face his past, Adewale sets out to free the slaves and bring death to their captors. Over 3 hours of new single-player gameplay!
It’s been a while since the notion of Season Passes became a regular occurrence, but I still can’t get behind the practice of buying them. Sure, they offer up a cheaper way to get a hold of a game’s downloadable content for rabid fans. But, for those of us who like to research a product before dishing out money for it, the Season Pass is far too large of a question mark.
So, yeah, you could pony up $20 now to access $25 worth of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag content once it releases; but, what if it sucks? That’s why I won’t buy into this.