Assassin's Creed IV DLC Looks Set to Sail Past Wii U

Nintendo platform excluded from announcement

Ubisoft has today announced a round of DLC and an accompanying season pass for Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, but the reveal excludes the Wii U.

Platforms confirmed in the press release for EMEA territories were PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC — the North American equivalent didn't list platforms — which obviously suggest that Nintendo's system will miss out. If this is indeed the case, it would perhaps help explain the rather vague response we received when querying DLC on Wii U in our interview with Wii U Project Manager Robin Lavallée, in which he declined to give a comment.

Only some of the DLC has been outlined to date, but in North America the season pack will cost $19.99 and offer an overall discount of 20%. Below are the details on the included three hour+ single player adventure and additional content on the way.

  • Freedom Cry: Born a slave, Adewale found freedom as a pirate aboard the Jackdaw as Captain Edward Kenway’s second-in-command. Fifteen years later, Adewale has become a trained assassin and finds himself shipwrecked in Saint-Domingue with no weapon nor crew, starting a new adventure of his own.
  • The Exclusive Kraken Ship Pack – Only available to Season Pass owners, this pack includes personalization elements for the Jackdaw
  • New ways to personalize the player’s pirate experience – Additional single player missions, weapons, skins, and collectibles
  • More Multiplayer Mayhem – Unlock new characters for an even more expansive multiplayer experience

We've followed up with Ubisoft to confirm if the Wii U is, as indicated, missing out on DLC for this title. Are you disappointed at the thought of no DLC on the Nintendo console, and does it affect your purchasing decision?

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