The lights are on
Ubisoft has released an impressive new trailer for Assassin's
Creed IV: Black Flag that features fresh new gameplay footage.
The trailer introduces players to Edward Kenway, an
assassin-trained pirate wreaking havoc on the Caribbean seas at the beginning
of the 18th century. Some of the activities you'll
engage in are depicted, from ship-to-ship battles to diving for treasure to getting eaten by
sharks – though I guess that last one is more of a "terrible thing that can
happen" than an "activity."
I wasn't initially sold on Black
Flag's pirate theme (specifically, I'd rather have a great pirate game from
Ubisoft without the Assassin's Creed trappings), but the video does a good job
of selling both the naval action and the locations, which provide a greater
visual variety than AC III did. Here's the trailer:
Ubisoft also announced Gamestop's Black Island Pack pre-order
bonus for the game, which includes a variety of Captain Morgan-themed content,
including a treasure-hunting quest on Black Island, the Black Ship vessel, and Captain Morgan's silver flintlock pistols.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag releases on Xbox 360,
PlayStation 3, and Wii U on October 29. For more on Black Flag's setting, check
out our video
interview with the developers. To learn about some real pirates, check out
our feature, The
True History of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.
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I can't wait to play this game on Wii U! It sounds really good!