This news won’t come as a surprise to anyone, really, but “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” will be out in time for the holiday season. On Feb. 28, 2013, Ubisoft put up an image on their “Assassin’s Creed” official site that confirms that the release date is Oct. 29, 2013. It seems like the image was put up by mistake, as it has since been removed, but Gaming Everything managed to grab a screenshot.
The page also states that the game will be released on next-gen consoles, but so far the only officially confirmed platforms are Xbox 360, PC, Wii U, and PlayStation 3. The PS3 version will be getting 60 minutes of additional content. Details of the game will presumably be revealed on Monday, which Ubisoft has scheduled the world premier trailer to be released on their website.
The picture also all but confirms the poster that was leaked online earlier this week. According to the image, “Pre order now to get collectable Todd McFarlane poster”. The leaked poster was drawn by Todd McFarlane, and featured a map of the Caribbean islands circa 1715 on the back. Unconfirmed reports have said that the new game focuses on Edward Kenway, the grandfather of Connor Kenway, the protagonist of “Assassin’s Creed III”. The time period would make sense, if it is indeed set in 1715.
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