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Assassin's Creed hoists the black flag

Assassin's Creed hoists the black flag

Ubisoft today announced the arrival of a new assassin, which will take place in the golden age of piracy with Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. All information, images and videos after the click.


UBISOFT® JOURNEYS INTO THE SAVAGE GOLDEN AGE OF PIRATES WITH ASSASSIN’S CREED® IV BLACK FLAG

The New Assassin’s Creed® Arrives in Stores Starting on October 31


March 4, 2013 — Today, Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag, the next installment in the company’s best-selling franchise. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag introduces an all new hero and setting, and will feature the most diverse and seamless Assassin’s Creed world ever created.

In development for nearly two years, the game is being spearheaded by one of the veteran Assassin’s Creed teams in Ubisoft Montreal with support from Ubisoft studios in Annecy, Bucharest, Kiev, Quebec, Singapore and Sofia. Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag will be released on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Nintendo’s Wii U™ system, Windows PC and other next generation consoles. The game will be available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system on October 31, 2013.

“With the new hero and new setting we are creating the boldest and most unique Assassin’s Creed game yet, while still respecting the pillars of the franchise that have made it such a fan favorite,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is based on a true, harsh and exciting part of a legendary era and will thrill longtime fans and newcomers alike.”

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.

Gameplay in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is based upon the franchise’s proven tenets. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag features a vast open world with more than 50 navigable locations. Combat combines the weaponry of the Assassin’s Order with armaments of the era, and rewards both daring and stealth. And the series’ acclaimed multiplayer experience is more varied and ruthless than ever in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag.

Customers who purchase Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 can download 60 minutes of additional gameplay via the PlayStation Network after the game’s launch.

Collector’s Editions of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will be available in the EMEA region. More details will be unveiled by the end of March.

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag can be pre-ordered at Uplay shop by visiting: http://shop.ubi.com/AC4BF

For more information on Assassin’s Creed, please visit: assassinscreed.com and facebook.com/assassinscreed.

Edward Trailer
World Premiere Trailer

All comments

Commented on 2013-03-04 13:27:28
Looking good.
Commented on 2013-03-04 13:28:35
All these great new titles,this one, watchdogs,...I will play them but not on my dear old 360 ... btw those two trailers are amazing ! I'm curious about the graphical differences on currentgen and nextgen . Exciting times !
Commented on 2013-03-04 13:45:38
istead them hoisting a black flag, they need to hoist a white one, and just surrender. they milked this once great franchise to death.
Commented on 2013-03-04 13:46:10
Cash-in Creed

I will just check CGI trailers and hope the music is good since i am burned out from AC series.
Not even the main character looks badass compared to old Ezio or Altair.
Give the guy a circle beard atleast, its in pirate settings and he is suppose to be a pirate/assassin, is he trying to be like William Turner from POTC movies? (he was aweful).
Commented on 2013-03-04 14:23:20 In reply to FlatuS
Posted by FlatuS
All these great new titles,this one, watchdogs,...I will play them but not on my dear old 360 ... btw those two trailers are amazing ! I'm curious about the graphical differences on currentgen and nextgen . Exciting times !
you silly graphics horse.
Commented on 2013-03-04 14:41:13
Did that just say Playstation 4... Really is coming before Christmas then XD
Commented on 2013-03-04 14:42:33
Everyone is skeptical about this game but maybe it's going to be the best episode on the series... from it's looks EPIC...
Commented on 2013-03-04 15:28:22
I can't even motivate myself to play through Assassin's Creed III.
Commented on 2013-03-04 16:08:44
I am getting rather tired of the get-up....
Commented on 2013-03-04 19:58:03
Oh, man. You guys don't want to know how I've read 'Black Flag' at first time. I thought 'Wow. Bold move, Ubisoft' but then I've read it correctly.
Commented on 2013-03-04 20:52:00 In reply to archnophobia
Posted by archnophobia
Everyone is skeptical about this game but maybe it's going to be the best episode on the series... from it's looks EPIC...
Everything is god damn "EPIC" now a days. It's become such a terribly bland attribute.

Although the "Pirate" setting is neat, the trailers & screenshots are completely unremarkable imo.

...I mean, get rid of the god damn white hood already...
Commented on 2013-03-04 21:23:26
Im totally sick of Assassins Creed due to how much ive played it over the years, I could only stomach a few hours of no.3.
Commented on 2013-03-04 22:57:38
... Yup burned out on this series for sure...
Commented on 2013-03-04 23:38:27
Milk it till dry.

Bad kitty. ubi.
Fav was the first, after that all the rest just felt like same thing in diff locals, but boring.
Commented on 2013-03-04 23:52:49
It's coming to PS4, then why are the screenshots so ugly?
Commented on 2013-03-05 00:45:43
14 games in 5 years? I would say that qualifies as milking. I guess we can't really blame them though, they still sell like crazy apparently.

I for one am actually excited for this, as I usually alternate years on milked out series like these. I have only ever played AC1 & AC2, so I'm really not burned out at all. Plus, it's been a long time since I have played a great pirate atmosphere game. Hopefully they nail down the sailing and exploration, and make the world as huge as it sounds. I'm not worried about the graphics either. I have a feeling they will be amazing on PS4.
Commented on 2013-03-05 02:46:05
That shot with the whale is beautiful. Still, this is pretty damn excessive. I've literally lost track of all these damn games!
Commented on 2013-03-05 03:08:19
I just read an in-depth preview, and this is starting to sound pretty damn impressive. It is supposed to be a seamless open world now, so going from sailing to swimming to exploring land is not broken down into "sections". There are over 50 locations, random events, and everything under the sea is even explorable via a diving bell or just free diving.

They also stated that there will be tons of ships and settlements to raid, and you can use the booty to upgrade your ship and crew (along with rescuing potential crew mates). They also said the world will be very much alive, with whales (that can be harpooned:( ), sharks, and tons of other sea and land creatures.

I'm actually glad I haven't played the last 3 games, as this is starting to sound pretty good!
Commented on 2013-03-05 08:52:39
Well finally this new guy don't look like a retard(dont tell me the coonor didnt look like one, well Miles wasn't better either). I really like the setting but this hood thing really don't fit in as good as it was.
Commented on 2013-03-05 11:15:48
The teat of this franchise is getting sore as fuck.
Commented on 2013-03-05 13:59:15
More of the same, I see. Emo protagonists, juvenile templar-assassin conflicts, sterile art direction, and hoods everywhere.
What a shame considering this could have become a nice pirate age game. But instead it's just another boring, repetitive Cash-In Creed game...
This is becoming ridiculous and terrifying at the same time: What's your course, gaming industry? For me it seems you've run ashore a long time ago...
Commented on 2013-03-05 20:03:45
So how do you think about this one? Well the gameplay is just the same but maybe this is apart of the previous titles, cause 1 + 8 studios are working on it.
Commented on 2013-03-06 18:32:13 In reply to Hexates
Posted by Hexates
More of the same, I see. Emo protagonists, juvenile templar-assassin conflicts, sterile art direction, and hoods everywhere.
What a shame considering this could have become a nice pirate age game.
Absolutely agree, it's a real shame.
Commented on 2013-03-06 19:47:19
Emo protaganist? is that what we call Ezio and Altair now? lol

And yes, long trenchcoat type with a hood is badass and always will be and its a signature design to the assassins and it would be stupid to not be primary of character design in these games.

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