Ubisoft has unveiled the Season Pass for this holiday’s Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
. The pass will contain both single player and multiplayer content, as well as exclusive perks just for pass buyers.
Included in the Season Pass is the “Freedom Cry” DLC, which is a self-contained story spanning nine missions, starring Captain Edward’s right-hand man Adewale. The other DLC to be included is described a bit more vaguely as all of the details haven’t been hammered out just yet.
- Freedom Cry: Born a slave, Adewale found freedom as a pirate aboard the Jackdaw as Captain Edward Kenway’s second-in-command. Fifteen years later, Adewale has become a trained assassin and finds himself shipwrecked in Saint-Domingue with no weapon nor crew, starting a new adventure of his own.
- The Exclusive Kraken Ship Pack – Only available to Season Pass owners, this pack includes personalization elements for the Jackdaw
- New ways to personalize the player’s pirate experience – Additional single player missions, weapons, skins, and collectibles
- More Multiplayer Mayhem – Unlock new characters for an even more expansive multiplayer experience
The following is a trailer for the first confirmed DLC, “Freedom Cry”.
Despite the lack of full
DLC plans, if you’re stoked for “Freedom Cry” and whatever else Assassin’s Creed IV
has to offer, the Season Pass will grant you a 20% discount versus purchasing all its DLC separately. They also dangle that carrot of the exclusive “Kracken Ship Pack”, which is only available to Season Pass holders. The Season Pass is available to purchase now for $19.99/£13.49
. The marketplace description confirms that the Season Pass grants you access to the content on both Xbox 360 and
Xbox One with this one single purchase.
While on the subject of Assassin’s Creed IV
, more details have arisen in regards to your time spent outside
of the Aminus in what is considered to be the present day. Your role is that of an employee for Abstergo Entertainment, where you will find a trendy work environment in which everyone probably plays table tennis all day and the break room is full of bean bag chairs.
As far as story progression goes, you’ll spend around 20-25 minutes outside of the Aminus, for a total of five separate occasions. If you choose though, you can explore the offices much more and spend as much as 3-5 hours completing side tasks and hacking computers. Some people like the present day stuff while others want to stick to the main story, so Ubisoft has given you some freedom on how much of Abstergo you want to take in.
What’s your motivation for exploring Abstergo? There’s a bit of fan service by being able to hack computers and find out a bit more information in regards to Assassin’s Creed
lore, specifically the events after the conclusion of Assassin's Creed III
. Ubisoft also teased that you may see some cameos around the office, but wouldn’t go as far as saying who
will make a cameo. Perhaps we’ll see the First Civilization? Aside from this there are other things you can mess around with, like the satirical Abstergo Entertainment Employee Manual, or the statues at your workspace showcasing your progress in the story. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
launches on Xbox 360 from October 29th in North America, on November 1st in Europe, then as a launch title for Xbox One.