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This week, you can play the life of a pirate without paying anything because Ubisoft has made Assassin’s Creed Pirates free on iOS. The game’s all about naval warfare, requiring you to upgrade your ship, recruit new crew members, and fight enemy ships.

Alongside it going free, Ubisoft also released the fourth content update for the game. Ubisoft has periodically released these free updates since the game’s launch. This one adds in a new area, La Isla de la Juventud, in which you must take down a fortress and liberate the slaves trapped within.

Although it is only completely free on iOS devices, the game can also be played on Android for $ 5, and a free demo can be played through a web browser. It launched last fall and the developer claims it has “breathtaking” visuals due to an all-new mobile engine. You can decide for yourself if the graphics are good by watching the trailer above.

As for the main series on consoles, Ubisoft is currently developing Assassin’s Creed Unity for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can check out our preview of the game here. Ubisoft also stated today that we’ll soon be hearing more about the company’s plans for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Rumors abound that Ubisoft is working on a follow-up to last year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for the last-gen systems.

Alex Newhouse is an editorial intern at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @alexbnewhouse
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Update: In a statement to Siliconera, a representative of Squids Odysseys developer The Game Bakers revealed that cross-buy for the game will not be coming to the United States. When asked if the promotion would ever come overseas, the representative responded that Nintendo of America “could not support this operation yet.”

“We really like this promotion and wished to make it happen for all gamers,” the developer continued, “but [Nintendo of America] could not support this kind of promotion.”

It looks like it will still be some time before Nintendo cross-buy is a reality for Americans.

Original Story:

For many months now, owners of PlayStation devices have enjoyed the Cross-Buy program that Sony started to incentivize game purchases. For compatible titles, you can buy the game once on a PlayStation 4 and receive a copy for free on the PlayStation 3 and Vita.

With games releasing more frequently on both the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS, many people expected that a similar program would come to the systems. But until now, Nintendo had only offered discounts for people who wanted to buy both games.

Squids Odyssey is now the first game to offer a free Wii U copy for those who purchase the 3DS version. At the moment, this is limited to the European eShop, and it only works when you buy the 3DS version first. But this is a sign that Nintendo might be inspired by Sony’s Cross-Buy program and could potentially allow it with more games in the future.

Nintendo has not said anything about potential discounts or cross-buy for upcoming games such as Super Smash Bros. that are launching for both systems.

Do you think that Nintendo will begin more extensive cross-buy promotions? Let us know in the comments!

Alex Newhouse is an editorial intern at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @alexbnewhouse
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We check out what titles PlayStation Plus is offering for free next month. Power up the AC and slap on your Christmas-in-July sweater, because it’s time to open some digital presents.
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