Today, Ubisoft officially confirmed numerous rumours by properly lfiting the lid on the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed series; Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
As rumuored the new game will be set in the Carribean in 1715 and star the grandfather of Assassins Creed 3’s Conner, 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.’
Being set at the dawn of the Golden age of Piracy Edward will get to fight with and alongside various notorious piratical figures including; Edward ‘Blackbeard’ Teach, Benjamin Hornigold, Calico Jack, and Anne Bonny.
There will also be a new modern day protagonist as well, a (so far at least) nameless Abstergo ‘Research Analyst’.
The new game will also feature 50 different navigatable locations spanning the whole of the carribean and players will be able to explore numerous port towns including Kingston and havana, which the player will be able to travel to on their own upgradable ship called ‘the Jackdaw’. Naval combat will now also be totally seamless with no cutscenes interupting the fun, players will be able to attack any vessel they come across. Spying them on the horizon from crowsnest will tell players how strong the vessel is as well as what loot it is carrying before going in for the kill any way they chose either by blasting them to bits with cannons, ramming the ship and boading it or stealthily swimming aboard and cutting the captains throat.
Along with better naval combat there will also be a greater emphasis on how the weather will effect battles at sea and as such the game has an improved weather and physics engine.
As well as plundering the high seas players will also be able to carry out the usual assassination missions on land. Word is that players will be free to deal with these in numerous ways more akin to AC2 as apposed to the more scripted scenarios of AC3.
As well as the above information Ubisoft also released the games first trailer. Enjoy!
Assassins Creed IV: Balck Flag is currently scheduled for release on 1st November on Playstation 3, PC, Xbox 360 and WiiU. An enhanced port for the Playstation 4 and other next gen is also in the works.