(Source: PC Gamer)
Platform: PC | PS4 | PS3 | Xbox 360 | Wii U
Release Date: Q4 2013
In a move surprising almost no one, Ubisoft (officially) revealed their latest entry into the Assassin’s Creed franchise this morning. Titled Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, this numbered iteration of the series takes the player to the first half of the 18th century. You, the player, will take control of Edward Kenway, father to Haytham Kenway and grandfather to Connor Kenway – the protagonist in Assassin’s Creed III.
The new Kenway appears to possess the charisma of Ezio from AC II, but also some inward, selfish traits as well – one that this author greatly appreciates. As you have no doubt guessed, Black Flag will be dealing with pirates along the Caribbean. No, not the Johnny Depp version, but a more historically accurate, grittier version. Again, this grittier, more historical portrayal is something that I deeply appreciate.
According to this IGN post, Game Director Ashraf Ismail says that Black Flag offers some truly amazing naval combat as well as a massive world featuring over 50 locations. He wants the player to be able to look at a distant beach through his spyglass, jump off his ship, and swim to that beach – with no loading. Now that’s my cup of tea!
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is due out this fall for PC, PS4(!!), PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. Check out the trailer below and remember, for all your gaming needs, keep it locked here to QGN!