A Closer Look At How Three Assassin's Creed Games Have Handled Slavery

Slavery in the Transatlantic of the 1700s was a complex, interconnected network of financial systems, social engineering and psychological repercussions. The Assassin's Creed video games that have dealt with it head-on made good use of that subject matter but also stumbled in particularly clumsy ways. "Collecting… »3/31/14 12:40pm3/31/14 12:40pm

​Soon You Can Play Assassin's Creed IV's Freedom Cry Without AC IV

Starting this month, PS3 and PS4 owners won't need to own the full version of Assassin's Creed IV to play its excellent Freedom Cry DLC. Ubisoft's just announced that they're releasing the Adéwalé-focused add-on as its own standalone release on February 18th. Make fun of the Black History Month timing all you want,… »2/05/14 12:00pm2/05/14 12:00pm

Assassin's Creed IV's Freedom Cry Add-On Is the Good Kind of DLC

People like to rag on downloadable content. It's a boondoggle, detractors say. A crass way to get extra cash for a chunk of a game that should've just been included on the disk. That's true in many cases. But Assassin's Creed IV: Freedom Cry is the better brand of add-on, one where developers' experimentation with the… »12/17/13 6:00pm12/17/13 6:00pm

Assassin’s Creed IV’s DLC Offers a Very Different Kind of Rebellion

All those islands in the Caribbean that are plush vacation spots now? They used to be colonies, outposts for imperial powers that were replete with inhumane slave labor. Some of these places exploded—sometimes into self-rule—with violent uprisings and rebellions. The new add-on—out tomorrow—for Assassin's Creed IV:… »12/16/13 12:44pm12/16/13 12:44pm

Ubisoft Is Asking Surprising Questions About Assassin's Creed's Future

We already know that Ubisoft would like to know if fans want to play an assassin's free pirate-only sequel to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. They also want to know if we'd like co-op, if we want horses back, if we want to play through different time periods in the same city, and.... hey, want to play as a Templar? »12/09/13 10:00am12/09/13 10:00am