Ubisoft Officially Unveils Assassin’s Creed iv: Black Flag

 

Up top is the newest assas­sin, Edward Ken­way. Edward is the grand­fa­ther of Con­nor, the pro­tag­o­nist from Assassin’s Creed III. Black Flag will take place dur­ing “the dawn of the 18th cen­tury” in the West Indies dur­ing a time period that is much more enter­tain­ing than rev­o­lu­tion­ary Amer­ica. Edward’s main weapons of choice are mul­ti­ple flint­lock pis­tols and dual cutlass’s, as well as the infa­mous hid­den blades. Edward will have a ship, the Jack­daw. As this is an Assassin’s Creed game there will be famous peo­ple about, peo­ple like Black­beard, Ben­jamin Hornigold, Charles Vane, Cal­ico Jack Rack­ham, and Bartholomew Roberts; but don’t expect Pirates of the Caribbean. The series has always tried to hold it’s own in the his­tory depart­ment, and Black Flag will be no dif­fer­ent. In the Global Q&A writ­ten by Cre­ative Direc­tor Jean Gues­don, the game will take 60% on land and 40% on the open seas. The game will release this fall on the Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, WiiU, and PC. More details below as well as some screens from the upcom­ing game and the brand new trailer.

 

I find it curi­ous that they went back in time with the num­bered series. The games have been, nor­mally, sequen­tial. Start­ing in Cru­sades, then to the Renais­sance, and on to the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion; Black Flag drops almost 70 years before III. After Black Flag, I want my Vic­to­rian Lon­don set­ting. I have been dream­ing of a AC tak­ing place there since II. I have been patient. Black Flag does look worlds more inter­est­ing than III, I didn’t vote on the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary set­ting, and frankly, it’s a bor­ing time in his­tory. Here is hop­ing Black Flag is what III was promised.

 

From the offi­cial press release:

A BRASH REBEL ASSASSIN – Become Edward Ken­way, a charis­matic yet bru­tal pirate cap­tain, trained by Assas­sins. Edward can effort­lessly switch between the Hid­den Blade of the Assassin’s Order and all new weaponry includ­ing four flint­lock pis­tols and dual cut­lass swords.

EXPLORE AN OPEN WORLD FILLED WITH OPPORTUNITIES – Dis­cover the largest and most diverse Assassin’s Creed world ever cre­ated. From Kingston to Nas­sau, explore 50 unique loca­tions where you can live the life of a pirate includ­ing:
– Loot under­wa­ter ship­wrecks
– Assas­si­nate Tem­plars in blos­som­ing cities
– Hunt for rare ani­mals in untamed jun­gles
– Search for trea­sure in lost ruins
– Escape to hid­den coves

BECOME THE MOST FEARED PIRATE IN THE CARIBBEAN – Com­mand your ship, the Jack­daw, and strike fear in all who see her. Plun­der and pil­lage to upgrade the Jack­daw with ammu­ni­tion and equip­ment needed to fight off enemy ships. The ship‘s improve­ments are crit­i­cal to Edward‘ s pro­gres­sion through the game. Attack and seam­lessly board mas­sive galleons, recruit sailors to join your crew and embark on an epic and infa­mous adventure.

EXPERIENCE THE GRITTY REALITY BEHIND THE PIRATE FANTASY – Stand amongst leg­endary names such as Black­beard, Cal­ico Jack and Ben­jamin Hornigold, as you estab­lish a law­less Repub­lic in the Bahamas and relive the truly explo­sive events that defined the Golden Age of Piracy.

MULTIPLAYER EXPERIENCE – Fight against or coop­er­ate with your friends in the ruth­less and acclaimed mul­ti­player expe­ri­ence. Choose from an eclec­tic cast of char­ac­ters and fight to the death in exotic themed maps.”

 

 

 

 

 

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