Assassin's Creed 4 DLC not coming to Wii U

Ubisoft announced Assassin's Creed 4's single-player DLC, Freedom Cry, yesterday across all announced platforms, except one. Sadly, any DLC for the Wii U version will remain lost at sea.


Once again, the Nintendo version of a multi-platform game is being nerfed. Freedom Cry for Assassin's Creed 4 will not be available on Wii U.

Kotaku confirmed that Wii U will not be receiving any other Assassin's Creed 4 DLC--including multiplayer add-ons.

This isn't the first time Nintendo fans haven't been able to buy DLC off the eShop. Mass Effect 3 for Wii U never received any additional add-on content, for example. There may be some hope for Nintendo fans, however. Assassin's Creed 3 also launched with no DLC support on Wii U--only for Ubisoft to turn around a few months after launch.

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    October 10, 2013 5:15 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Assassin's Creed 4 DLC not coming to Wii U.

    Ubisoft announced Assassin's Creed 4's single-player DLC, Freedom Cry, yesterday across all announced platforms, except one. Sadly, any DLC for the Wii U version will remain lost at sea.

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      October 10, 2013 5:57 AM

      Stupid move.

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        October 10, 2013 6:20 AM

        Perhaps, but I think it's safe to say that anyone who truly cares about this already has or has purchased another current gen console or pre-ordered a next-gen one (PS4 or Xbox One, for clarification - the Wii U is not next-gen). As far as third-party software goes, the Wii U is doomed to continue getting 3rd-class treatment unless Nintendo is able to make something miraculous happen, and considering how awfully they designed it for DLC content (next to no storage space), that's very unlikely to occur.

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          October 10, 2013 7:07 AM

          It's not that awful - the Wii U does support external hard drives, unlike both of the next-gen consoles. (Yes, Xbox One is supposed to get that added later... I'll believe it when I see it.)

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            October 10, 2013 7:47 AM

            This ^^^^^ no kidding, I have 2 terabytes of storage on my WiiU through a external drive and it was only $99 and I can get another drive if I want to.

            The new consoles space issue is something I am actually concerned about especially if you want to get your games by DD, it is going to fill up real fast.

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          October 10, 2013 7:09 AM

          Oh come on, because there are other consoles to play it on who cares? I'm sure there are plenty of folks who would prefer to play it on the Wii U and still have access to the DLC down the road.

          The lack of embedded storage kinda sucks, but I don't see that as a major factor for Ubisoft not developing the DLC - instead more likely projections on not hitting their return on investment goals due to the low console sales and overall attachment rate for the Wii U.

          Also 'next-gen' doesn't refer to some arbitrary hardware specs for these consoles. The next generation of consoles competing for space in the living room are the PS4, XBO, and Wii U, so regardless of whether you think the graphics suck or not it's still very much considered "next-gen".

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        October 10, 2013 7:16 AM

        I would wager they've looked at DLC sales on other Wii U titles and they've been low across the board. I'm sure this decision wasn't made arbitrarily.

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          October 10, 2013 7:31 AM

          Agreed. I still think it's a dumb move. I suppose there's nothing preventing them from changing that stance at some point.

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      October 10, 2013 6:28 AM

      Yeah well you know whats not coming to Xbone or ps4? MARIO PARTY, you fuckers. So take that. Nanna nanna boo boo stick your head in Wii U

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      October 10, 2013 7:21 AM

      As someone planning on playing this on the WiiU, I can't say I'm upset. The AC DLC has always felt really inessential.

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      October 10, 2013 10:46 AM

      The Wii U is the first Nintendo console I haven't owned and it doesn't look like I'm missing much (yet).

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      October 10, 2013 11:08 AM

      If you're buying Nintendo consoles to play Assassin's Creed, you're doing it wrong.

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