To go along with our extensive interview with Game Director Ashraf Ismail and our hands-on preview, we also have a new trailer showing off some of the incredible characters you’ll encounter in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag as they plan to pull a Pirate Heist. Shady characters like Calico Jack join Kenway, Blackbeard, Charles Vane, and Anne Bonny in their hopeless bid to establish a lawless republic in The Caribbean while searching for gold and glory. The trailer shows off the amazing work the teams at Ubisoft have put into the engine for Assassin’s Creed IV.
Experience the brash, brutal, and adventurous life of pirates in Assassins Creed IV Black Flag. Take part in the incredible story of Captain Edward Kenway, a pirate trained by assassins, and establish a lawless republic in The Caribbean while searching for gold and glory with the help of history’s most infamous pirates including Blackbeard, Charles Vane, Calico Jack and Anne Bonny.
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.
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will be released on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox One, Nintendo’s Wii U™ system, and Windows PC. The game will be available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system on October 29, 2013, Windows PC on November 19, 2013, and as day one launch titles for PlayStation 4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Xbox One.
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