Every time I see this game in motion, I can’t help but get excited to get my hands on it. This morning we have a walkthrough for Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, showing off the siege and raiding of a seaport. The trailer commentary is provided by Game Director Ashraf Ismail. David Roberts is going to go hands-on with the game next week (lucky!) at PAX Prime, so we’ll have some more detailed information soon, but in the mean time, here’s a bit about the game:
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, 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.
I wonder if the team put the same detail into the game that they did with the previous titles; specifically, are your assassination targets real people that died on the day you killed them in game? Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U. Look for the current-gen systems on October 29th, and the next-gen platforms shortly thereafter.
Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming.
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