It seems like “Assassin’s Creed III” just launched, but already Ubisoft is pushing on with the announcement of “Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag” today. In development for the last two years with Ubisoft Montreal at the helm, “Black Flag” introduces a new hero, new setting, and promises to deliver the most diverse and seamless world “Assassin’s Creed” has ever seen. “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,” said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. “’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.”
“Black Flag” will tell the story of former Royal Navy Private Edward Kenway and his adventures into the exciting would of piracy, along with his involvement in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars. It will be set in the West Indies at the dawn of the 18th Century and will feature some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as the trailer’s narrator, Blackbeard.
Gameplay will be everything you know and love from the “Assassin’s Creed” series, combined with the weaponry appropriate to the era. Whether you want to be stealthy or daring, there will be plenty of exciting new ways to take down your targets among the 50 navigable areas or in the series’ newly acclaimed multiplayer modes.
“Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag” is set to launch in North America on October 29th for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. Next gen versions will also be available at an unspecified date. There will also be a collector’s edition, but more details won’t surface until March. However, Ubisoft has confirmed that those purchasing a PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 will have access to an additional 60 minutes of exclusive gameplay content which can be downloaded via the PlayStation Network at a later date. Exactly what that will be entail will remain to be seen.
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