Assassin's Creed 4 DLC Hints at AC5 Location

Adewale's assassin adventure will point players towards the next Assassin's Creed.

News by Mike Williams, .

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag has been well-received by fans and Ubisoft is expecting to follow that reception up with new DLC for the title. Freedom Cry will be the second add-on DLC for AC4, featuring Edward Kenway's first mate Adewale fifteen years after the ending of the game. The DLC will be a lengthy single-player campaign that will focus more on Assassin/Templar conflict than AC4 did.

"You're going to a new setting with new crowd life," Freedom Crycreative director Wesley Pincombe told Eurogamer. "New enemies, new AI. Port-au-Prince is a French colony - there are no French colonies in Black Flag so that is all new. This is primarily an Adéwalé story - Edward isn't present - but we do shoot a couple of lines back and forth with him reminiscing about his past."

Even better, Freedom Cry will have hints as to the setting of the next Assassin's Creed, which is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with Ubisoft Toronto.

"There are some [hints], but our fans will only discover them in the future," Pincombe teased. "They're in your face, but you'd have to be a hardcore fan to understand them."

Ubisoft has sent out a survey to Assassin's Creed fans asking them where they want the series to move in the future. The survey - obtained by IGN - also asks players if they want AC4's pirate theme to move into a seperate series.

Freedom Cry will be released on December 17, but Ubisoft is releasing its first DLC, Blackbeard's Wrath, much sooner. Tomorrow, in fact. Unlike Freedom Cry, Blackbeard's Wrath will be for the multiplayer side of AC4. Wrath adds three new characters: Blackbeard, Chinese assassin The Orchid, and Aztec warrior The Jaguar. Blackbeard's Wrath will be available for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC for $2.99. If you picked up the AC4 Season Pass, the DLC is included.

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  • Avatar for bigbramble #1 bigbramble 4 years ago
    I got AC:IV so I had something decent to play on my ps4. I haven't played an AC game since AC:2. I just want to say I am completely hooked on AC:IV. I love the pirate theme, the ships, fleets and even the vanilla feeling bits. I love that the silly story from the first 3 games has been replaced by a far more interesting, fun story and the best main character in the series. Well done Ubisoft for making this brilliant game. I will certainly buy another pirate themed game in similar style.
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  • Avatar for alexb #2 alexb 4 years ago
    15 years after? I'm actually more interested in that. I thought the add-on was going to be a prequel based on the trailer.
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  • Avatar for J4ck0fAll_Game5 #3 J4ck0fAll_Game5 4 years ago
    So it'll be in Africa. Lion figurehead, slavery, it seems to be right in the face, a Saharan desert. If you have a lion companion that would be cool.
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