The Jackdaw's stern first mate Adéwalé will soon be getting his time in the spotlight thanks to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's 'Freedom Cry' DLC. You'll play as the machete-wielding warrior as he fights to free slaves from the horrendous treatment that they endured at the time.

He certainly cuts a more imposing figure than the charming Captain Kenway, as you can see from the trailer that we've embedded. The content looks to be more of the same swashbuckling action that garnered so much praise in the original game, but the subject matter should prove to weave an interesting narrative. Are you looking forward to returning to the water with a fresh perspective? Sharpen your blades with us in the comments section below.