Assassin’s Creed IV ‘Edward Kenway’ intro trailer leaked
posted on 03.03.13 at 11:16 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Hopefully he'll patch up those leaks before he sets sail.

Another piece of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag media has leaked ahead of its Monday reveal. What a surprise! The latest leak is the character introduction trailer for new protagonist Edward Kenway, a pirate trained by assassins. Watch it below. And, in case it’s taken down, download it here (right click, save as).

  • Michael Garling

    The story to this one has the potential to be pretty heavy – in AC3 we were given hints about Haytham’s father, and for memory Haytham’s defecting to the Templars had something to do with him (?), so things could go well here.

    No hope for Desmond’s story anymore, that thing is an absolute trainwreck after AC3. Still, this badboy is day 1 for me.

  • engelmann-g

    October 29th?
    Already?

    • Patton

      Yeah, I know right?

    • Skerj

      Well what else are you going to do between now and October with Assassin’s Creed III aside from playing MP :D?

      • engelmann-g

        I didn’t even buy AC3, yet! ;D
        But seriously, AC is turning into CoD…

        • AdverseSolution

          The basic trend of successful franchise

          • Simmsville

            This has been made by a different studio, and probably been in development ever since Revelations was finished. Two studios working on the same IP for alternating years, means a steady paycheck for the devs and publishers. Yes it can be a bit too much, but as you rightly said Adverse – We, the fans, made it this way

            • AdverseSolution

              True, because i know i will end up getting this. lol

  • GhostNomad

    Sure are a lot of ‘leaks’ about AC IV.

  • Ni

    IGN must be pissed lol

  • Patton

    I thought it would be cool for a favorite VG developer of mine to release another game so soon but I’m not. I’m suspicious and I feel as though a Q4 release right after AC3 means this game is gonna tank hard. I guess they could’ve been working on it beside AC3 but still…

  • Prodigy-X

    Who ever is leaking this probably going to get fired LOL.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      I don’t think it’s one person.

      A bunch of media attended an event earlier this week where the game was formally unveiled to them. They were likely given till Monday to write up their preview coverage. And given all the assets they need for when that embargo lifts (trailers, screenshots, etc.) They likely signed an NDA not to post these images until the embargo was lifted, but a select few are doing it anyway. Likely.

  • MrKappa

    Leaked in eye cancer quality.

  • http://twitter.com/redichi24 redichi
  • http://twitter.com/AceOfCakez Ace

    This a prequel to Ass Creed III, right?

    • Aldridge517

      Yes

  • Guest

    I was sceptical at first you know with the whole Pirate-Assassins business, but after seeing the leaked trailer, I must admit, it looks like I’m going to like Edward very much :)

  • AdverseSolution

    might as well leak the demo already

  • Kurisu Makise

    For PS4, sounds good =] More cross-gen titles, PS4 launch line up will be spectacular at this rate.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    I see lots of comments about how this is turning into the next CoD. I think they had this planned with the Assassins Creed Franchise for quite sometime. Let’s be honest, if every major studio could do this, you better believe they would.

    In fact, I think we should all expect to see this become even more common. With better engines, and better understanding of the hardware, it won’t take as long to develop games.

    We also see many publishers not willing to take risks on new IPs. Ironically enough, Ubisoft is not one of these publishers. The catch is, franchises like AC allow Ubisoft to gamble on new projects like Watch Dogs. It’s not as big of a risk if the game doesn’t meet the projected sales etc.

    Let’s not forget, Creed was a new property once, and consumers did the right thing by going out and buying the games, supporting the franchise, which in turn has allowed it to improve over the years.

    I can only hope that trend continues, so Ubisoft can continue to take risks, which in turn gives us great looking new properties like Watch Dogs.

    Translation – Just because some are tired of the yearly Creed games, that doesn’t mean it’s hurting video games, or that Ubisoft is unwilling to take risks on new properties.

  • http://twitter.com/Elvick Elvick

    I still need to catch up… I wish they’d space these out more. D;