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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Announced

by Zack Kaplan - March 4, 2013, 5:43 pm PST
Total comments: 19 Source: Eurogamer, IGN, http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-03-04-eight..., http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/03/04/the-dawn-of...

Swashbuckling adventures and hood wearing awaits!

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag has been officially confirmed to be hitting the Wii U.

The new installment in the popular franchise takes place in the beginning of the 1800s. You play as former British privateer, now pirate, Edward Kenway, who happens to be the grandfather of Connor from Assassin's Creed III. Players will embark on a journey spanning as many as 50 locations in the Caribbean along with three cities: Havana, Nassau and Kingston.  Naval combat will play a big role in Black Flag and ships will be upgradeable along with Kenway.

The new game is looking to be a massive one, as shown by the eight developers working on it. No release date has been announced.

Talkback

ShyGuyMarch 04, 2013

Interesting they are going right for a numbered release instead of milking spinoffs.

OblivionMarch 04, 2013

Because Connor sucks.

MagicCow64March 04, 2013

Yeah, the most surprising thing here is that they're jumping straight to IV with a subtitle to boot. Even though this game jumps back in the timeline. My guess is that they want to go with an increasing number every year to drive enthusiasm. But given that this is now outside the "trilogy," why not just go with a spin-off subtitle? I guess they don't want to split the brand into different "types"?

Could this reflect an industry shift? GTAV should basically be San Andreas II, for instance. The Halo side games didn't seem to do much for the brand, also.

Fatty The HuttMarch 05, 2013

Wait, IV starts in the 1800s. Wouldn't that make the main character Connor's grandson, not grandfather? Doesn't III take place during the American Revolution? Isn't that around 1776? Admittedly, I have only played about the first hour of III so far. I'm on the Boat! Also, I am not American.

TJ SpykeMarch 05, 2013

Quote from: Fatty_The_Hutt

Wait, IV starts in the 1800s.

Must be a typo, the game is set in 1715.

Fatty The HuttMarch 05, 2013

Quote from: TJ

Quote from: Fatty_The_Hutt

Wait, IV starts in the 1800s.

Must be a typo, the game is set in 1715.

That makes more sense.
I'll wager the article's author meant to say beginning of the 18th century, not 1800s. Trips 'em up every time.

StogiMarch 05, 2013

Kinda disappointed that their hasn't been a black assassin, but with a name like "Black Flag", the internet would have been ruthless.

OblivionMarch 05, 2013

What about the Vita Assasin's creed? She was a black protagonist.

StogiMarch 05, 2013

What is a Vita?

S-U-P-E-RTy Shughart, Staff AlumnusMarch 05, 2013

No comments about pirating this game yet? :smug:

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterMarch 05, 2013

Quote from: S-U-P-E-R

No comments about pirating this game yet? :smug:

getting there just need a bit of time

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterMarch 05, 2013

Ahoy Matey have ye seen any comfirmation for a PC version
i reckon that a voyage into those pirate infested waters would be fools errand for Ubisoft unless they wish to join some of me mates in Davy Jones Locker
Yarharhargh

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterMarch 05, 2013

Quote from: Oblivion

What about the Vita Assasin's creed? She was a black protagonist.

yes, the handheld version had a young black girl while all the console versions of the entire series to my knowledge star a white guy
ubisoft is officially both racist and sexist

StogiMarch 05, 2013

Quote from: S-U-P-E-R

No comments about pirating this game yet? :smug:

I already got a copy.



It's racist

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterMarch 05, 2013

Quote from: Stogi

What is a Vita?

the next iteration of the gamegear

TJ SpykeMarch 06, 2013

Quote from: pokepal148

Ahoy Matey have ye seen any comfirmation for a PC version

Yes, a PC version was announced when the game was unveiled a few days ago.

LouieturkeyMarch 06, 2013

Quote from: TJ

Quote from: pokepal148

Ahoy Matey have ye seen any comfirmation for a PC version

Yes, a PC version was announced when the game was unveiled a few days ago.

So was a version for Wii U, PS3/4, 360 and one will be announce for the new Xbox whenever it is announced.

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterMarch 06, 2013

Quote from: Louieturkey

Quote from: TJ

Quote from: pokepal148

Ahoy Matey have ye seen any comfirmation for a PC version

Yes, a PC version was announced when the game was unveiled a few days ago.

So was a version for Wii U, PS3/4, 360 and one will be announce for the new Xbox whenever it is announced.

aye now let us weigh anchor for the time being

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