Ubisoft game makers talk Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Freedom Cry
By Chad Sapieha
Ubisoft Montreal’s epic historical adventure Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is so massive most players haven’t even finished it yet. Indeed, some never will.
But that’s not stopping the French publisher from launching Freedom Cry, a major add-on that offers players a completely new story helmed by a brand new assassin: The physically daunting Adewale.
You know Adewale as Edward Kenway’s first mate, the man with whom the Black Flaghero forged a bond while escaping a slave ship. Freedom Cry casts him as the captain of his own ship; an assassin on a mission, and a man with decidedly little love for the slave trade.
Post Arcade had a chance to chat with Jill Murray, Freedom Cry‘s director of narrative design, and Hugo Giard, the add-on pack’s mission director.
Ms. Murray was a writer of young adult novels before signing on with Ubisoft Montreal, where she won a Writer’s Guild Award for her work on Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation for the PlayStation Vita. She’s currently hard at work on a top secret project that has yet to be announced.
Mr. Giard, meanwhile has worked on several narrative-driven Ubisoft games and add-on packs, from Rainbow 6: Critical Hour to Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington.
Here, the two Assassin’s Creed vets talk about the character of Adewale and how his background as a man born into slavery has informed his motivations and abilities.
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