Ubisoft details Assassin's Creed IV's PS4 and PS3 exclusive content

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation protagonist Aveline de Grandpré will get three missions on PS3 and PS4.

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Ubisoft has detailed the the exclusive PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 content for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, explaining more about how Assassin's Creed III: Liberation protagonist Aveline de Grandpré fits into the pirate-themed adventure.

Ubisoft says Aveline's content is about an hour long, and broken into three missions. While the main plot of Assassin's Creed IV is set before the events of Assassin's Creed III and its Vita spin-off Liberation, Aveline's missions take place after the conclusion of her previous game. “It’s a ways forward so Aveline is a bit older,” said lead writer Darby McDevitt on the Ubisoft blog.

“It’s not directly related to the end of her story. If Assassin’s Creed IV is like a novel, Aveline’s missions are like a short story.”

Ubisoft adds that the Aveline missions in Assassin's Creed IV are written by Jill Murray, the writer of Liberation.

During a panel at San Diego Comic Con 2013, McDevitt also linked Aveline's missions to the series' present-day storyline, saying that shadowy organisation Abstero has upgraded the Animus.

“The present-day is set in Abstergo Entertainment--which is this fun, hip company to work for, at first,” said McDevitt.

“You are able to access the Aveline stuff because your coworkers are working on retrieving different genetic memories from all kinds of different people.”

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, which features new protagonist Edward Kenway, sails on to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii U later this year.

For more information on other parts of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, check out this week's Ask GameSpot.

Discussion

243 comments
chieflion
chieflion

arnt u supposed to be the good guy though? fucked.

Enzo117
Enzo117

Yeh i remembered when i first played the original assassins creed, i though the Desmond story line will carry on to become something much bigger, interesting and complex, i was hoping for something like a metal gear solid story, but after assassins creed 2 i realised that wasnt going to happen. I just didn't like the whole desmond thing AT ALL.

Thirstierstone
Thirstierstone

what about call of duty GOATS: A WORLD FULL OF GOATS

Draxxick
Draxxick

too much complaining about a game that hasn't been released yet

sk8oridie44
sk8oridie44

Story wise, after AC:2, it just went fucking downhill. The only good thing AC:Brotherhood had was the gameplay. Ubisoft, you have no idea how many original fans you have pissed with trying to make this an annual release. 


Has everyone forgotten this game was suppose to have an amazing story line in a trilogy format? Ever since the end of AC 1 and the announcement of AC 2, fans got SO excited to see the story progress, and even gave AC 3 a chance to finish the story (main reason I pre-ordered), only to be disappointed!  

Darkefka
Darkefka

Assassin's Creed is starting to look like Call of Duty...

soulless4now
soulless4now

Only an hour? If that's the case, DLC should be free. 

hadlee73
hadlee73

I want a Black Flag DLC that takes the main game engine and blends it with an underlying management sim engine, pretty much ripping off "Sid Meier's Pirates!". I doubt we'll see that though, as that sort of thing is too cool for Ubisoft. lol

punkdsk8erdude
punkdsk8erdude

interesting choice. really curious to see how Aveline's new, older, missions plays into the AC4 story.

Do you want to know what i appreciated most about AC3?

That connor felt different, he handled differently than Ezio and Altair, who handled very similarly. I hope Edward handles very differently than any previous assassin.

And having never played Liberation, i hope that Aveline handles uniquely to Edward.

LucentWolf
LucentWolf

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, which features new protagonist Edward Kenway, sails on to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii U later this year. "

I'm sure I'll probably cause some sort of trouble with this, but I like how for once Playstation is listed first. Usually every where Xbox is first. lol

Darkhol0w
Darkhol0w

I guess we know who payed them more now.

Doesn't really matter, I'll still grab this for my PC for a better experience.

Joutja
Joutja

If a company is releasing a game for multiple platforms then I don't believe that they should release console exclusive content regardless of how crucial to the story it is. 

MOwens9512
MOwens9512

Xbox (and PC) fans shouldn't trip over this.  It's just filler content.  At best it'll possibly tease the next AC game.  I'd be more upset if it were missions that were played during AC IV's campaign.  It's basically just an epilogue.

Vodoo
Vodoo

An hour? I thought it was gonna be something good. At least I won't be missing anything when I buy it for the X1.

johnaom
johnaom

I finish both acLIBERATION and ac3  this will be awesome but WTF just for ps3 and ps4   I play AC ON PC AND VITA so bring it to pc

frylock1987
frylock1987

It would be awesome if Ubisoft would just stop making these games for a few years.

ghostwarrior79
ghostwarrior79

#* too busy playing BLACK OPS 2 and FEAR 1 (platinum collection)  to worry about internet drama *#

19James89
19James89

The extra content for AC IV doesn't really seem worth it. It would have been better had they introduced an entirely new playable character.

Timmy_Gwar
Timmy_Gwar

I'm going to kill desmond if I have to listen to his crap anymore. Desmonds story is the CoD of Ass Creed games.

MaestroFilipe
MaestroFilipe

I want the holsters for Edward´s back pistols, just like he is shown in the very first trailer. Do it Ubisoft or i´m not buying this game...


Commanche2k5
Commanche2k5

@sk8oridie44 I swear this rant was ripped straight from my brain.  I've said the same thing over and over.  One of the primary reasons I am not pre-ordering.

I feel like they didn't realize that they could have completed the story in a really interesting manner like they teased to us fans.  And then start other stories using the other people's memories mechanic. Right now, it just seems like a mish-mash of crap that they are doing to spin a never ending (and honestly less interesting) story.

Biscuit__Head
Biscuit__Head

Init, coz the other day I used the apple of eden on these abstergo guards in first person :/

Biscuit__Head
Biscuit__Head

It is? Hense ps3/ps4 exclusive content they've done this before and always been free

Citizen_King
Citizen_King

@punkdsk8erdude It's going to handle just like AC3.

The mechanics for Revelations, Brotherhood, AC2, and AC1 were pretty much reused.  They made a point to create completely new mechanics for AC3, but if you look at the gameplay trailers for Black Flag, they just rehashed the AC3 animations.  That's the only way they can produce new installments so quickly. 

Tielo1
Tielo1

@jinflorida Watch Dogs also got exclusive free content on PS3/PS4 but you don't care for that game to right?

Sydrum
Sydrum

@Joutja don't worry, these exclusive contents are usually like shit.

19James89
19James89

@Joutja Maybe Sony pay more and have some sort of deal with Ubisoft for that content. I don't see a problem with that myself.

roman4545
roman4545

@Vodoo 3 missions.. an hour long each mission..

yes you wont be missing anything.

19James89
19James89

@ghostwarrior79 That's highly ironic given the fact it's you who is creating 'internet drama' with your spam and poor trolling techniques.

19James89
19James89

@natalieyan I was looking at getting a PS Vita before I bought the Wii U and the price of the SD cards and the lack of software put me off. It's a shame because the Vita seems like a such good handheld console, but it appears that Sony are not really interested in taking on Nintendo in the hand held market and have seeked to make it a mere accessory to the PS4 which does the product no justice whatsoever.

Biscuit__Head
Biscuit__Head

Who gives a fuck, they making as much money as they were before n I bet you still buy the games that you say are shit?

Dandyslayer13
Dandyslayer13

@roman4545@VodooWhere does it say the missions themselves are going to be an hour each?

"Ubisoft says Aveline's content is about an hour long, and broken into three missions."

Read comprehension do you have it?

Tielo1
Tielo1

@Sydrum @soulless4now @Biscuit__Head That has never been before nor will be. All Ubisoft titles have extra free content in them for the Sony platforms that will never be on another system.

Bumblebee1138
Bumblebee1138

@roman4545  Ofcause you won't find any sources. That's because there IS no place that backs the comment you ignorantly made.

Dandyslayer13
Dandyslayer13

@roman4545 They all say the same thing that the Aveline content is about an hour long spread across 3 missions.....

So you have once again proved your lack of reading comprehension or you like embellishing the facts to hype up a game.

Unless you have a direct source or work at Ubisoft?

roman4545
roman4545

@Dandyslayer13 why do I need to find resources for you... go find it yourself champ.

There is more sentence and details than GS provide you know...

Talking about research project you already fail.