Update: Turns out this was false, as the character portrayed in the image was from an Assassin's Creed comic book. The image was compiled in a Ubisoft "5 years of Assassin's Creed" and has nothing to do with the upcoming title.
Last week Ubisoft confirmed the production of a new Assassin's Creed 4. With that, we also learned that the title could possibly be "Assassin's Creed: Black Flag," and would feature some form of a pirate story arch and/or elements.
Today we get out first potential image of the main protagonist of the story. The image shows all 4 main Assassin's Creed characters in the order of their respected games, than a new, unknown character. Judging by the style of clothing, it would go right in line with the pirate theme!
This is actually not too surprising, as the two latest installments in the series; Assassin's Creed III and Assassin's Creed: Liberation feature naval battle game mechanics and cultural influence from that era.
It will be interesting to see how this story progresses, as the popularity of the naval sequences from Assassin's Creed III and atmosphere of liberation were two of the most popular elements from both games.
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