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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Do Stealth Your Way With Edward Kenway

In case the name didn’t give it away, stealth is going to play a big part in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

In the video below, Ashraf Ismail, the game's director, shows off some of Kenway’s stealth skills as he hunts down an arms dealing Templar in busy Havana. We’re treated to a demonstration of the enhanced Eagle Vision, a new blowpipe weapon, and the terrifying, claustrophobic diving bell.  

Assassin’s Creed IV releases for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U on October 29. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will follow soon after. Until then, check out our preview. 

  • AC4 looks really good so far.

  • Hopefully, we can finally crouch down at will; even though the trailer didn't show it.
  • Mod
    This is really, really, really reminding me of Revelations.
  • This game is number 2 on my must have list. Only battlefield 4 is getting my money before I buy this baby!

    Next gen needs to hurry the hell up and get here already!

  • It looks awesome! Hopefully it can be the sequel that lives up to ACII; I still think it's the best one. AC3's cities were cool, but these new Caribbean ones look much more exciting, and it's great that they're taking cues from ACII cities like Florence. Stealth has really gone down in importance in AC lately, but the team looks like they're sincerely trying to prioritize it; hopefully it's a lot better. A minor thing that I thought was a really cool improvement was how they color the map now, it looks more authentic and doesn't hurt your eyes as much.
  • I'm still waiting for that crouch button...
  • I've never played an Assassin's Creed game, however this one has impressed me so much I'm going to pre-order it. I love free-roaming gameplay, the incredible art, & the bonus of being able to play a pirate (we all wanted to be pirates at some point I think).
  • It just gets better and better.

  • I said I wasn't going to buy another AC game after I played through 3... I said I wouldn't support their yearly releases... Dangit, I can't wait to play this! The one thing I really want to see is how open the world is. I'd like to see them sail out of a port in Havana, and get to another main hub.
  • I love the AC series. It's been my favorite new IP this generation, but AC 3 really turned me off for whatever reason. I was honestly considering not getting AC IV. Then I saw that E3 demo and went, "Holy crap!" Now I'm all in, baby!

  • This looks promising. I love the series, but AC3 disappointed me a bit. Hopefully this will get the series back on track. Can't wait.

  • AC4 looks awesome, cant wait until it comes out for the ps4.

  • THE FRAMERATES!! Is this gameplay on the new consoles or a PC? Definitely not current gen.
  • Looking much better than Revelations and even Brotherhood for sure. Seems to be even more promising than AC3 as well.
  • The more I see of AC4 the better it looks and the more I want it. I love that AC is finally going back to its roots of AC 2 where stealth was a major aspect of the game and customization and exploration was actually important. And seeing as they're actually paying homage to AC 2 in the form of the city of Havana, I hope that's not the only thing they are borrowing from AC 2. This better be a spiritual successor to it.
  • I feel this is gonna be the worst AC ever :|
  • Wow...this game now has my interest. I skipped Revelations, and haven't played my copy of ACIII yet because they both looked so similar to the first few, but this one...this one is on my radar.

  • Looks like the same stealth mechanics of AC 2 titles, but with a blowpipe. He was trying to make it out to be mind blowing newness, when it isn't. Even following the same tactics of assassinations. So the real newness of AC 4: New character, underwater, and blowpipe. I would say naval, but that has only been extended.
  • I wasn't aware AC still had a use for stealth.
  • I'm really liking the look of Black Flag. Unlike Assassin's Creed III, this looks like they're trying to make more a game than a tech demo. ACIII's biggest problem was that while it looked pretty and did a lot of impressive things on a technical level (animations, for example) it didn't play that well as a game. ACIII was good, but it felt, I don't know, heavy? When you play an earlier AC game, it feels a bit lighter in terms of combat and navigation, but AC III's controls felt kind of rough.

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