The latest entry in the Assassin's Creed franchise takes place near the turn of the 18th century, during the so-called golden age of piracy. A new Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag trailer effectively sets the tone.

It's a heavily stylized affair, designed to quickly pull viewers into Black Flag's world. As such, it's a little light on gameplay specifics and in-game footage. We've dug deep into those in our earlier preview, which is a must-read for anyone interested in learning where the series is going.

The trailer also mentions a few notable names from the golden age of piracy, including Blackbeard, Calico Jack, Charles Vane, and Benjamin Hornigold. You may be more familiar with some of those men than others, but don't worry. We spoke with historian and piracy expert Colin Woodward about the foursome a while back, and you can read details on them (and much more) in our extensive interview.

Look for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on October 29.