Mar 4, 2013
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will introduce an all new hero and setting and will feature the most diverse and seamless Assassin’s Creed world ever created!
Ubisoft has officially announced Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, the next installment in the company’s best-selling franchise. Along with the announcement the official trailer for the game was also released today (see below).
Black Flag has been in development for nearly two years, at Ubisoft’s Montreal studio. Confirmed for release on the PlayStation 4 next-generation console, the game will also be coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and the PC. More than likely it will be releasing on the Xbox 720 as well, but there was no official word on that platform, due to Microsoft’s lack of an official statement on Xbox 720. The release date for PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U is slated for November 1st!
Yves Guillemot, CEO at Ubisoft had this to say about Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag:
“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. 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.”
Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game will feature 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.
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will tell 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.
In terms of gameplay, Ubisoft stated that Black Flag is based upon the franchise’s proven tenets and will feature a vast open world with more than 50 navigable locations. Combat will combine the weaponry of the Assassin’s Order with armaments of the era, and rewards both daring and stealth. Multiplayer game modes will also be returning as well.
Check out the trailer for Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag below. Enjoy!
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