Shiver me timbers and batten down the hatches, me hearties, and other vaguely piratical nonsense. If you've yet to spend any pieces of eight on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, you'll soon be able to reap the benefits, since Ubisoft have confirmed a DLC-stuffed GOTY edition headed to PC and new-gen platforms. That seems to cost an astonishing £59.99.
In all honesty, we're not entirely convinced that all the DLC is worth buying in the first place, but you can be the judge of that below.
The Jackdaw Edition is exclusively available on Amazon for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, containing the original game plus six pieces of DLC.
- Death Vessel Pack – Show your enemies that you are ready to bring death upon them with the Death Vessel sails, figurehead and wheel.
- Kraken Ship Pack – This pack includes a sail, wheel, and figurehead inspired by the legendary sea monster known for swallowing ships, men and whales.
- Crusader & Florentine Pack – With these new cosmetic sets, sail with Altaïr or Ezio’s colors with 4 customization items for your ship and 2 new weapons for Edward.
- Illustrious Pirates Pack – This pack adds 3 new islands to explore with its hidden treasure chests, new outfits, weapons, ship items and more; ready to be discovered. Customize your multiplayer experience with new skins and items.
- Multiplayer #1: Blackbeard’s Wrath – Blackbeard’s Wrath Pack extends the multiplayer experience with three new fearsome playable characters including the Orchid, Blackbeard himself and the Jaguar.
- Multiplayer #2: Guild of Rogues – The Guild of Rogues Pack extends the multiplayer experience with three additional playable characters including the Stowaway, the Shaman and the Siren! This pack also comes with new customization options, and new moves.
- Freedom Cry: Nine new singleplayer missions
As you can see, the DLC is relatively uninspiring fare; a mess of unnecessary cosmetics and upgrades for the undernourished multiplayer mode. Freedom Cry as the only particularly exciting piece of singleplayer content, so you might be better off buying the original vanilla game, which may receive another price drop once the Jackdaw Edition launches. £59.99 is a big ask, though this could well be a placeholder.
We'll let you know about the finalised price situation nearer the March 28th release date. How much would you ideally... and realistically... want to pay for Assassin's Creed IV and its season pass?