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Assassin's Creed 4 shows Ubisoft is listening to fans

Art from the upcoming Assassin's Creed 4.
Art from the upcoming Assassin's Creed 4. Ubisoft

WHILE a yearly release schedule usually means a game franchise has died and should be avoided, Assassin's Creed 4 looks absolutely amazing.

Taking the Assassin's Creed games into the West Indies and making the protagonist a pirate seems odd for Ubisoft, but if the preview videos and images are anything to go by, it should work.

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. 

"With the new hero and new setting we are creating the boldest and most unique Assassin's Creed game yet, while still respecting the pillars of the franchise that have made it such a fan favourite," said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft.

"Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag is based on a true, harsh and exciting part of a legendary era and will thrill longtime fans and newcomers alike."

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.

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.

The game is slated to include multiplayer.

Black Flag will be released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U and Windows PC.

If any other Next Gen consoles come out in time, hints are that they'll get a release as well.

The planned release date is October 31, 2013.

Topics:  games and gadgets, ubisoft


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