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12th March 2013

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

Ubisoft’s new Assassin’s Creed game is set in the Golden Age of Piracy

Ubisoft have announced the latest entry in the Assassin’s Creed series Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. The trailer shows notorious pirate Blackbeard describing assassin Edward Kenway to a bar full of pirates. Fans of the series will recognise the name Kenway from Assassin’s Creed 3’s protagonist Connor Kenway.  Edward is the grandfather of Connor and the first Kenway to join the Assassin’s order.

The game is set in 1715 in the last decade of the Golden Age of Piracy in the West Indies. The treaty of Utrecht has ended the war between the major European powers of Spain, France, Portugal, Britain and the Dutch Republic. This left privateers unemployed, and pushed many into Piracy in the Caribbean. It is against this backdrop that the Assassin’s and the Templars continue their battle for the fate of humanity.

Black Flag promises to be a huge game, spanning 50 unique locations at land and sea. Action will span from Kingston, Jamaica to the famous pirate base in Nassau, home to legendary pirates Blackbeard, Black Sam and Calico Jack.

In the main story there will be a 60:40 split between Land based and Navel based mission. You’ll have a customisable boat, the Jackdaw, which through plundering and pillaging allows you to build large galleons, recruit sailors and attack enemy ships. Keeping with the pirate theme, you’ll be able to loot underwater ships, hunt rare animals in untamed jungles and establish a lawless republic in the Bahamas.  The weaponry keeps with the theme, as well as the classic hidden blades, you also carry two cutlass swords and four flintlock pistols.

Black Flag is set for release on all next generation consoles with improved graphics and physics on the current generation release. Ubisoft also intend to create a game with a “single connected player” which hopes to combine the single player experience with the fun of playing with a huge community.

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag will ship on November 1.

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