Assassin's Creed IV DLC features a new assassin

Single-player DLC for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will revolve around Adewale, who serves as Captain Edward Kenway's first mate.

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A Best Buy listing (spotted on AllGamesBeta) has unveiled the season pass DLC for the upcoming Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The content will revolve around a new assassin, Adewale, who serves as Captain Edward Kenway's first mate.

The main campaign for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag focuses on Edward Kenway, grandfather of Assassin's Creed III protagonist Connor.

Best Buy has priced the AC4 season pass at $19.99, claiming a savings of $20 on buying all the Assassin's Creed IV content separately. The DLC will reportedly contain new single-player and multiplayer missions, alongside new customisation options.

Assassin's Creed III's single-player DLC took place over three chapters, focusing on an alternate-reality storyline where George Washington declared himself king, and protagonist Connor inherited a set of super powers.

This year's Assassin's Creed will also be a launch title for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Discussion

293 comments
willzihang
willzihang

The fact is DLCs do tend to be quirky, and generally unimportant features that don't effect 'core' gameplay in the main story. Games are enormously more vast in scale compared to even 5 or 6 years ago, especially the open-world ones. It really isn't like they are lifting features out of the main story.

This isn't a new business thing, for a very long time indeed films companies would contract to make a series of films before the first one even comes out.

It also has to be considered that games development costs are skyrocketing, this game probably costs nearly 100 million to make.

patrick5152003
patrick5152003

can i download dlc before the game comes out plz ? lolz mega64 said it best when they said ass creed 5 is coming out before ass creed 4. its just like that


Fursnake
Fursnake

I feel like I will just be renting this one...

SpazldNinjaDude
SpazldNinjaDude

Wait wait the game isn't out and they have announced DLC? If I get my season pass on a Steam sale, then win (cause it will be the same price as just 1 normal price DLC).

DarthLod
DarthLod

I love how they announce DLC before the game is even out. It's proof they just make content to milk people for. Frankly, thats all this franchise is now is milking to death. I quit this franchise at Revelations.

Bludders
Bludders

I wish people would stop buying these games every year so they would keep marketing their games like this. Do we really need to buy dlc when they are releasing this game every year i mean think about it. spend 20 bucks on dlc then couple months down rod announce new ac game then keep releasing dlc that is garbage and ppl still buy it i mean how stupid does it get?

granola_goodnes
granola_goodnes

What? I can save $20 on DLC if I buy the season pass now?  You mean I can get a $100 game for the price of $80?  Sign me up!  Man, how does Ubisoft make money selling games so cheap?

/sarcasm

LS-Chaos
LS-Chaos

Crap. AC has become crap (Despite my belief the 3rd is the best in the series) with the way Ubisoft has treated it, as one of the people who played the first and loved it, argued how awesome it was and preordered the others at their announces! I'm sad to have been swayed so far from my once giddy admiration. But that's how the story goes, just hope Ubisoft makes a new IP to ride next gen. Watch Dogs probably LOL they've already announced they have A Lot More Far Cry coming!

HomieHesAKlown
HomieHesAKlown

Sure, I love paying more for content that could be in the retail release. $60 + tax is just way too cheap.

DLC is such a joke.

BetaVulgaris
BetaVulgaris

I don't want you guys to call me names, question my sexuality or insult my relatives so instead of posting my opinion about this matter, my comment to this will be a simple: "Ok."

HiImUPSMan
HiImUPSMan

game isnt even out yet and they're already annoucing DLC? LOL thats Ubisoft for ya.


whats next? are they going to announce AC5 on release date?

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

the fracking game isn't even out yet.

Noir2000
Noir2000

Wohoo, a new Assassin who is interesting like a toast. I miss Ezio....

orthodox1976
orthodox1976

They're talking about DLC for a game that isn't even out yet?

I won't be buying this game. LOL

F*cking sharks.

LittleSaintGoph
LittleSaintGoph

@Bludders 'Look at me everyone, it's so cool to hate yearly games, like my comment please someone. It's not like I can optionally choose to not buy the game or the DLC.' = You

LittleSaintGoph
LittleSaintGoph

@granola_goodnes Wrong. As long as DLC isn't on disc, you are only purchasing the rights to the contents of it. This isn't on disc DLC, fail.

LittleSaintGoph
LittleSaintGoph

@LS-Chaos You enjoyed the last one most, and this looks a lot better than it, but it's bad? Makes sense..

LittleSaintGoph
LittleSaintGoph

@Mega_Loser Pretty sure most games would have a DLC plan at this point in the development cycle considering it's out in just over 3 months.....

LS-Chaos
LS-Chaos

I wouldn't say it looks better, that's opinion though. My belief that the 3rd is the best comes mostly from its gameplay mechanics and not it's character development or it's story (which I personally found horrible). And I didn't say the 4th one looks or is bad, simply that the series has become crap haha but that's my opinion like I said, I myself used to love AC and I have a friend who loved it more than me who is also not getting 4, I myself though am undecided on 4. Maybe I'll get it on PS4, to have a game to play on my new console.

petez34
petez34

@LittleSaintGoph Don't be so naive. How does it make you feel that GS is reporting about a Best Buy having advanced knowledge of game details? Ubisoft clearly doesn't give 2 sh!ts about the people they're supposed to be making games for. So go cry in your pillow kid!

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

@LittleSaintGoph

the game. isn't out. yet.

the dlc situation is becoming disgusting. unless you like a good milking of course, in which case there is nothing more to say.

AirForce90B
AirForce90B

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LittleSaintGoph
LittleSaintGoph

@SpazldNinjaDude @LittleSaintGoph Even so, they haven't announced it. There's a difference.

There seems to be a consensus:

Announced before game = Terrible
Announced after = Tolerable

But in reality it really doesn't actually make a difference, it's a psychological thing..

LittleSaintGoph
LittleSaintGoph

@LS-Chaos Fair enough, at the end of the day, there's no rush, if people don't like playing them yearly they'e not forced to. I feel 4 looks to build upon the better mechanics in 3 with a more detailed and interesting area and a better protagonist.

I felt we were meant to hate Connor to show Templars vs Assassin's isn't as simple as good vs evil, and Connor wasn't even really an assassin... Just a ****.

LittleSaintGoph
LittleSaintGoph

@Biscuit__Head I don't have a PS3 + it was kind of a joke, but I am getting it on PS4 regardless!

Biscuit__Head
Biscuit__Head

Its on ps3 aswell so if you have that make sure you dont waste your money too quick

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rIVAL_sWORD84

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rIVAL_sWORD84
rIVAL_sWORD84

@LittleSaintGoph its not what you buy, FOOL. ps4 or xbox1.. its a start of greedy game industry profits. I myself will buy ps4 and may buy xbox1. But the point is not that little kid. if you keep encouraging then they will make more and more the need for DLC's Soon there will come a time when after paying a full price for a game we will need to pay for DLC to progress in the game story in order to complete the  campaign. 

LittleSaintGoph
LittleSaintGoph

@rIVAL_sWORD84 But i'm buying a PS4, LOL 

Need to get that 60 mins of exclusive AC4: Black Flag gameplay :P

rIVAL_sWORD84
rIVAL_sWORD84

@LittleSaintGoph in this generation if game development cost more, then they also earn profits since video games is a more popular subject than it was in 90s plus this game is multiplatform, Mr smart LittleSaintGoph you think they are not making enough money if that was the case then ubifost will not have been bringing so many titles, they make so much profit plus they want to make more even after covering thier estimated targets. now i know you will start you bull crap Bla Blah Blah because you are so rich to burn money, but many are not as filthy rich as you MR smart. So we will argue with these kind of greed that the game developer and publishers come with. Not to forget people would have still been slaving Microsoft if it wasnt for the argument. people like you encourage companies like Microsoft to make shitty policies. Bravo Sir 

LittleSaintGoph
LittleSaintGoph

@petez34 @LittleSaintGoph Why would I cry? I can't wait to get additional content for a great game at a reduced cost :)

Oh and also, if they didn't do this, maybe the company wouldn't make enough money to make your precious splinter cell haha......

LittleSaintGoph
LittleSaintGoph

@Mega_Loser @LittleSaintGoph Don't buy it then hahaha

AirForce90B
AirForce90B

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