Ubisoft Announces Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Ubisoft today announced Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, the next installment in the franchise. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag introduces an all new hero and setting, and will feature the most diverse and seamless Assassin’s Creed world ever created.
In development for nearly two years, the game is being spearheaded by one of the veteran Assassin’s Creed teams in Ubisoft Montreal with support from Ubisoft studios in Annecy, Bucharest, Kiev, Quebec, Singapore and Sofia. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will be released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PC and other next generation consoles. The game will be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U on October 29th.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag tells the story of 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 a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.
Gameplay in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is based upon the franchise’s proven tenets. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag features a vast open world with more than 50 navigable locations. Combat combines the weaponry of the Assassin’s Order with armaments of the era, and rewards both daring and stealth. And the series’ multiplayer experience is more varied and ruthless than ever.
Consumers who purchase Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 can download 60 minutes of additional gameplay via the PlayStation Network after the game’s launch.
Customers who pre-order Assassin’s Creed: IV Black Flag at EB Games will receive a Limited Edition collectible poster (while supplies last) featuring artwork created by artist Todd McFarlane.