If you are a huge fan of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, you’ve probably already played Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag’s DLC Freedom Cry, starring Edward Kenway’s quartermaster Adéwalé. If, however, you have not had the chance to pick up Black Flag or you are perhaps totally new to the series, you may be interested in checking out Freedom Cry as its own standalone game. This is your chance to work yourself into the massive franchise slowly. On February 18 for PS4 and PS3 and February 25 for PC, you can grab Freedom Cry for only $14.99 and get a taste of the Assassins and their Creed. From there, the whole wide world of Assassin’s Creed is open to you. Check out the launch trailer to see a little more of what is in store for you.

“We decided to release Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry as a standalone game for both fans and newcomers to the Assassin’s Creed universe,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Ubisoft. “Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry delivers key elements of an Assassin’s Creed game, including a new hero, new environments and new weapons.”

Experience the Creed through the eyes of Adéwalé, former slave and pirate turned Assassin. After he is shipwrecked in 18th-century Haiti, he becomes embroiled in the struggle of the local Maroon people, who are fighting for their freedom in the midst of some of the most brutal slavery in the West Indies. Free them and earn their trust and the benefits that come with it. Sail the seas, search for sunken treasure, raid plantations and help the Maroons launch their rebellion in Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry.

Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry - Standalone Game Announcement

For more details on Freedom Cry, check out these posts:

Major Players: Adéwalé

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Five Major Changes in Freedom Cry

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Freedom Cry DLC Release Date & Story

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Season Pass DLC

Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry - Standalone Game Announcement

Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag

Assassin's Creed® IV Black Flag

Release date — October 29, 2013
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.

ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Sexual Themes, Violence, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol
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Anne Lewis began her career as an editor at PlayStation: The Official Magazine, where she worked under Gary Steinman. She can now be found skulking around the UbiBlog, once more working for Gary. Alas. When Anne isn’t writing about games, she's alphabetizing her comic book collection or shooting at stuff with a bow. Follow her on Twitter: @BDRAnneLewis

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  1. Giovani B on February 5, 2014
    Why not on Xbox 360 ? :C
  2. Spiritus on February 5, 2014
    Wow, Ps and pc only? Not happy! :(
  3. Shaun Lion on February 5, 2014
    Hello there! I know it is a little off topic but I really wanted to share with you my new bedroom! http://imgur.com/EKLo6NkCheers Ubi!
  4. Karem on February 5, 2014
    You should have said this before I bought AC4. I mean, it has lots of missions that I like, but story-wise I felt it lacked character development for Edward. Anyway, will Freedom Cry have some new features than the DLC? Or a special edition? Thanks!
  5. Andres on February 6, 2014
    No Xbox 360???
  6. Chris on February 6, 2014
    I enjoy Assassin's creed 4 black flag alot, you guys did a great job on it. Looking forward to AC5 and hopefully it will be a great setting on whatever it will be: Egypt, japan, china, king arthur & nikolai orelov that russian assassin that shows up on that alpha beat picture manual where other assassin's didn't.Keep up the great work on the franchise, i enjoy the first assassin's creed and AC2. there both wonderful. i never had a chance to beat it due to the fact Ac2 training simulation of ezio where somehow i ran out of tries after doing it over and over for some strange reason, might of been bad timing. i am getting better at it, i enjoy the naval combat in ac4 though, but i still enjoy the assassin mission which is my favorite parts of the game.So keep up the great work, looking forward to both of these games in the future.
  7. Mridul on February 15, 2014
    im curious, does the standalone game have any extra features compared to the dlc ? the freedom cry dlc was tiny (compared to odr ac games) !

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