Assassin's Creed 4 'Freedom Cry' becomes standalone game on PS3, PS4 & PC

Ubisoft has dabbled in standalone DLC before, notably with Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. But the company is now curiously turning some already-released DLC into a standalone game. The "Freedom Cry" mini-campaign from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, which told of Adéwalé's adventures and struggles against slavery, is coming this month to PC, PlayStation 4, and PS3 as a $15 standalone.

Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry, as it's called, will be release via download for PS4 and PS3 on February 18, then PC on February 25. Why no Xbox editions? Only Ubi knows.

Here's a trailer touching on the difficult tone the story attempts to take: