Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag detailed, dated
posted on 03.04.13 at 06:52 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Navigate over 50 locations as fierce pirate Edward Kenway.

Following multiple leaks, Ubisoft has confirmed an October 29 release date for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag across PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U, with PlayStation 4, PC, and “other next generation console” versions also planned.

The sequel, in development since 2011 and set at the start of the 18th century, follows new assassin Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is described as “fierce pirate” and “seasoned fighter,” and soon becomes caught in the battle between the Assassins and Templars. Infamous pirates, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, will make an appearance as players journey throughout the West Indies during the period later known as the “Golden Age of Pirates.”

The game will offer over 50 navigable locations like Cuba, Bahamas, Nassau, and South Florida, and areas including jungles, temples, Mayan ruins, and underwater ship wrecks. Gameplay is based on the series’ “proven tenets.” Combat combines the weaponry of the Assassin’s Order with the era’s armaments, and rewards both “daring” and stealth. A multiplayer mode will also be available.

The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of Assassin’s Creed IV will feature 60 minutes of additional gameplay content, which can be downloaded via PlayStation Network after launch. Consumers who pre-order the game at GameStop will receive a limited edition collectible poster featuring artwork created by Todd McFarlane.

Several publications have gone live with in-depth previews of the game. Choose your poison: CVG, Destructoid, Edge, EGM Now, Eurogamer, GameSpot, IGN, Gamereactor, Joystiq, Kotaku, OXM, Polygon, Strategy Informer, VG247, or VideoGamer.

Watch the debut trailers below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.

CG Trailer

Edward Kenway Trailer

  • http://twitter.com/Kinbushi Richard Tooth

    Sweet!

  • Guest

    am i the only one who not excited about this?! i feel is stealing our money with no new gameplay or good graphic…i think they should transfer for PS4 and the next xbox with full advantage of both consoles capabilities

    • http://twitter.com/FiliaisMAIWAIFU Miyako Arima

      It is announced for the PS4, although I do understand that the multi-platform factor will hold it back a bit. And how can you know there’s been nothing new added when we’ve been told pretty much nothing?

      While I’m at it, I might as well say that the graphics aren’t by any means bad, although there still is room for improvement. Who knows, the gameplay might look exactly like the CG trailers on the PS4 xD

    • http://twitter.com/Kinbushi Richard Tooth

      You don’t have to buy it….

  • rockman29

    Was this a leak too? :P

  • Raiyu

    Sounds interesting. An open-world assassin’s creed where we can piledge and plunder. I’d have to see some gameplay first but I’m optimistic and hope they learned from AC3.

  • Kurisu Makise

    Ah, Pirate’s Creed: Black Flag has me excited. Love the setting and of course, Pirates.

  • KingNigma

    Finally something “official” :P.

  • manasword0

    They’ve already ruined the main story for me. AC3 literally broke my heart. They better pull something amazing in this one.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Oh wow. That’s a lot more locations than I was expecting. Really, really glad that there’s gonna be a variety of locales. Having Florida there is especially interesting, but maybe that’s just because I live there. :P

  • http://twitter.com/Kinbushi Richard Tooth

    Pirates reminds me of a song by my favourite band! 3 Inches of Blood – Fear On The Bridge (Upon The Boiling Sea I) Gurarararara

  • http://www.last.fm/user/frogjab l1lyone

    COD Mode ON!

  • Дмитрий Гермес

    Friends! Russian announced the next part of Assassin’s Creed for PS Vita – Assassin’s Creed: Rising Phoenix!!!
    http://www.prosoda.ru/psv-novosti/2260-assassins-creed-rising-phoenix-dlya-ps-vita-sluh-ili-realnost.html