In an effort to dispel some of the Hollywood myths proliferated about pirates, Ubisoft has teamed with Vice media to create a series of documentary shorts about pirate life, and the culture and era of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

The first of three planned shorts covers the preferred weapons of pirates, with a focus on the notorious Charles Vane. Check it out below, and watch out for some harsh language.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U on October 29. The game will come to PlayStation 4 on November 12, and PC and Xbox One on November 19.

For more on Assasssin's Creed IV: Black Flag, check out our most recent hands-on preview.