Assassin’s Creed IV underwater and harpooning gameplay

Explore the depths of the ocean floor.

First footage of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag‘s underwater and shark harpooning gameplay have come out new previews from Rev3 Games and Eurogamer.

According to senior game designer Michael Hampton, underwater gameplay turns the tides on the player in that they’re the prey in an environment where they’re powerless. You’ll have to look out for sharks, eels, jellyfish, sea urchins, and sea currents as you explore. Of course, there weren’t oxygen masks during the Golden Age of Pirates, but the game provides a “fully generous spec meter” that allows players to explore “for quite a while” before running out of air. Oxygen sources such as “air pockets” and “special tools calls air barrels” can be found underwater.

Watch both videos below.

Underwater

Harpooning

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