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  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed Team Discusses Slavery In Black Flag

    While we often associate gaming with fun, that doesn't mean that our interactive entertainment is constrained to only dealing with lightweight subjects. In a GDC 2014 talk called Beyond Fun: Difficult Topics Inspire Story and Design, two of the creators behind the Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed IV's Freedom Cry Now Available As Standalone DLC

    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's Freedom Cry DLC is now available to download on PlayStation 3 and 4 without the need for an Assassin's Creed IV disc . Titled simply Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry in its standalone iteration, the DLC follows a new assassin with Adéwalé on... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft To Release Standalone Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry

    Ubisoft is taking an interesting approach to its Assassin’s Creed IV expansion, Freedom Cry. As you might recall, the expansion puts Edward Kenway’s first mate, Adewale, in the spotlight. During the adventure, Adewale is shipwrecked in Haiti, where vicious slave-trade plagues the local population... More
  • Blog Post: New AC:IV DLC Trailer Focuses On Liberation, Bloodshed

    Ubisoft has released a launch trailer for Assassin's Creed IV's Freedom Cry DLC, which releases this week. Freedom Cry takes place fifteen years after the events of Black Flag, and stars Adewale, Edward Kenway's second-in-command, who dons an assassin's hood to liberate slaves. The DLC... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Creates Beautiful Images Inspired By Assassin's Creed IV

    Ninjatic, a digital artist from England, has created some game-inspired art in the past. Lately, he's been in an Assassin's Creed mood, leading to a few images influenced by the latest entry in the series. In the image above, the Jackdaw sits near a vibrant port. The one below features two Man... More
  • Blog Post: The Jackdaw In Assassin's Creed IV Has Amazing Glitches

    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is an ambitious entry in the series, one that got a positive review from Game Informer. However, with the Jackdaw playing such a great role, some glitches were bound to arise (literally). These are some of the funniest ones that players have posted. "Ascension... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed IV On PS4 Needs An Update Before It Can Hit 1080p

    Currently, Assassin's Creed IV on the PlayStation 4 runs at 900p, but an update will bump it up to 1080p soon. According to the game's associate producer Sylvain Trottier, speaking on the Ubisoft blog , a patch to bump the game's resolution will be available "shortly after release"... More
  • Blog Post: McFarlane Toys Announces Limited Assassin's Creed Black Flag Statue

    Todd McFarlane is only making 1,000 of these Edward Kenway, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag statues, and they will be on sale soon. The statue if 14 inches tall, and will include a certificate signed by McFarlane himself. Of the 1,000 created, 50 of them will be unpainted, a version you can see below... More
  • Blog Post: We're Giving Away Two Copies Of The Art Of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

    Update: Thanks for commenting everyone! Check your inbox to see if you won one of the art books! Original story: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is upon us, and Ubisoft and Titan Books have put together an art book to showcase the game's impressive concept art. We've got two copies of the... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag DLC Not Headed For Wii U

    Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag players will be able to keep plundering the high seas after the game's releases with downloadable content...unless they're playing on a Wii U. Earlier this week, Ubisoft detailed the season pass information for the next entry in the Assassin's Creed franchise... More
  • Blog Post: You Can Spend Twenty Minutes Or Five Hours In Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's Present Day

    We've known for a while that Assassin's Creed IV would contain scenes in the present day, but Ubisoft gave out some more details today via its blog . If you'd rather spend your time on the high seas as the pirate Edward Kenway, you can blast through the modern elements in as little as 20... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Reveals Black Flag Release Dates And Upgrade Program

    The current-gen systems will see Black Flag a couple weeks early, but you'll be able to upgrade to the the next-gen version for a small fee. The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U version of Assassin's Creed IV will release concurrently on October 29. For the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, you'll... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Lays Down Its Plans For PAX Prime

    Ubisoft has revealed what it's showing at PAX Prime, which is being held in Seattle from August 30 to September 2. The company has a mix of hands-on demos and theater presentations – and lots of swag to give away. Here's a look at what fans can expect to see and play, straight from Ubisoft... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Watch Dogs And Assassin's Creed Next-Gen Pre-Orders Outnumbering Current-Gen

    Ubisoft is reporting that despite the statistically larger player-base of current-gen consoles, more pre-order have been placed for the next-gen versions of Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Speaking with MCV , Ubisoft Europe chief Alain Corre said that transitioning to the new consoles... More
  • Blog Post: Real Life Assassin's Creed Parkour Runner Leaps Through Comic Con

    Filmmaker Devin Graham is back, this time with parkour expert/free-runner Chris Romrell for a new Assassin's Creed video. This time they're running through Comic Con. We've seen another runner, Ronnie Shalvis (who is currently recovering from injury) dressed as Ezio for the Assassin's... More
  • Blog Post: A Visual Tour Of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Boat

    Update: Ubisoft sent over some additional photos to add to our virtual tour that includes cameos from actors Aaron Eckhart, Julie Benz, and Jennifer Morrison. You can check out the additional photos in the gallery below. Original story: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is all about pirates, so Ubisoft... More
  • Blog Post: Don't Expect A Modern Day Assassin's Creed Anytime Soon

    The Assassin's Creed series has always freely jumped across the ages, but some fans have longed for a modern day take on the war between the Assassins and Templars. If that's you, don't hold your breath in anticipation. While Assassin's Creed III gave players a taste of how a contemporary... More
  • Blog Post: The Pirate’s Life In Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

    Unsurprisingly, the latest Assassin’s Creed title is a prominent piece of Ubisoft’s presence at E3. The latest demo showcases the opportunities for assassination and exploration in this nautical-themed adventure. The action begins in 1717 as Edward Kenway (grandfather to AC III’s Connor... More
  • Blog Post: Titan Releases The Art of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag

    Ubisoft's upcoming Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will allow gamers to explore the golden age of pirates through the lens of an Assassin, but an upcoming art book from Titan lets gamers explore the creation of the game itself. The Art of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will release on October... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Pre-Order Bonuses Revealed

    Ubisoft has revealed the pre-order items that will be available to eager players who reserve their copies of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. You can check out the list below to see what retailers are offering what bonuses. GameStop Black Island pack: The deadly black ship, a Captain Morgan costume... More
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