Yesterday, Kotaku received a photo of a poster that is supposedly marketing for “Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag”. Last night, Feb. 26, 2013, Kotaku received a second photo, allegedly the reverse side of the poster. The photo depicts a map of the Caribbean islands, with the date of 1715 seen in the upper left corner. On the corners of the map, there are close ups of the Coast of Andreas, the Coastlands of Florida, and the Cayo Islands, which feature an assassin symbol around a skull.
This would mark the first time that an “Assassin’s Creed” sequel has not moved the timeline forward, but back. “Assassin’s Creed 3” was set in the time period from 1753 to 1783, and focused on the American Revolution. “Assassin’s Creed 3” also introduced a ship sailing mechanic, which will more than likely make a return in “Black Flag”.
No details on Assassin’s Creed 4 have been officially announced.