Ubisoft’s piratey entry into the Assassin’s Creed franchise releases on 01 November for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. PC and Wii U players will have to wait a little longer with those versions releasing on 22 November. If the delay for Wii U owners wasn’t bad enough, Ubisoft has confirmed that Nintendo’s newest console will not be getting any of the planned DLC.
Naturally, because we’re dealing with an Assassin’s Creed game here, Ubisoft has a helping of downloadable content planned, which includes the obligatory additional multiplayer maps and characters as well as some single-player content. Sadly, that single-player content actually sounds pretty decent and it’s a shame that Wii U owners are being locked out of it.
“Freedom Cry”, the recently announced first piece of single-player DLC, stars protagonist Edward Kenway’s first-mate, Adewale. He used to be a slave but escaped captivity and ended up turning to a life of piracy. The “Freedom Cry” DLC sees him recruiting his own crew in order to free captured slaves. There’s a live-action trailer for the DLC after the jump; it’s really well done.
Ubisoft has not provided a reason as to why the DLC won’t be appearing on Wii U. The whole situation seems a little stupid and at odds with the company’s to-date pro Wii U stance.