Back in December, Ubisoft brought some Assassin's Creed flair to iOS with the spinoff title Assassin's Creed Pirates [Free]. It was a pirate-themed nautical combat game, similar to the ship combat portions of Assassin's Creed 3 and 4 on consoles. This put it in a sort of weird position, as it was a pretty decent nautical adventure but failed at delivering a full Assassin's Creed experience to gamers on mobile. We enjoyed it well enough in our review upon release, but Ubisoft has been good about updating Assassin's Creed Pirates every couple of months with new features. The latest update hit yesterday and is dubbed the Freedom Update, and adds a new area to explore called La Isla de la Juventud along with a new ship customization feature.

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Other new tidbits in this update include a new Daily Rewards system, Facebook integration (yay?), 8 new unique fish to catch, a new Starter Pack IAP if you're new and need a jumpstart, and improved tutorials and ship battling. If you're a fan of the Assassin's Creed universe and naval battles, Assassin's Creed Pirates is definitely worth a look. But still, hopefully we can get a full-fledged Assassin's Creed game on mobile someday soon. Until then, swashbuckling will have to do.

  • curtneedsaride

    I installed the new update, but I can't seem to purchase the limited-time only ship/coins. It just hangs on the spinning wheel. Anyone else experiencing this? I'll probably back up my save, delete it, reinstall it, reload my save, and try again. It's just a lot of work that shouldn't be needed in order to throw more money at them!

    • curtneedsaride

      @disqus_ciFHgt1j0T:disqus Didn't work for me. Couldn't give them my $8. Oh well. Maybe their server doesn't like my jailbroken phone? Well, back to Final Fantasy VII instead.

  • falco

    Very nice from ubisoft thanks :)

  • DuckyShot

    Ubisoft needs to make an AC with an open-world story and multiplayer (Wolfpack?) that's either a standalone game or ties in to the story of Unity. And no side scrolling!

    • DuckyShot

      Dis game still pretty cool doe.

      • ImJPaul

        I'm confused why you used such wonderful English for your initial comment and then just threw it all away for your second. Not insulting you, just curious.

      • spsummer

        Awesome summary.

  • mrj3d

    I love this game. Excited for the update.

  • iValerio1990

    AC Pirates is one of the best ios gaming in store! How is the new ship?

    • curtneedsaride

      Wish I knew how the new ship was, but I still can't purchase it. Gets stuck on the spinning wheel and I have to quit the app. Bummer. I just want to give them my $8.

  • the_rebel14

    This might just make me get this... Curiosity has been piqued. :)