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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

New Gameplay Video Shows Off High-Seas Action

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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  • Looks amazing, but im afraid its a little to soon for a AC4. The pirate theme is cool - but Ubisoft are starting to be like those *** companies like Activision and EA. Just crap out good game and crap a little more on the story line. I miss Ezio, Altair and Desmond. AC4 in my opinion should have been focused on Desmond.

  • I keep asking myself... really? how much of that is actually gameplay????

  • This one looks pretty cool

  • hope this will be good than AC3

  • I like the pirate theme, but I really want to see more of the Assassin part of Edward.

  • did i see haytham in there?
  • I only hope my extremely high expectations of this game don't leave me disappointed when I finally play it... I just love me some pirates...

  • That's a "FarCry" from "Assassin's Creed" Lol. I feel like I need the black Pearl to be an Easter egg or play the pirates theme lol

  • I didn't enjoy the third one so I'm not getting this one.

  • looks epicly epic

  • I wonder how many gameplay iterations they had to go through before getting a bug free trailer.
  • Now this game looks better than three.

  • Wow! This game is going to be so awesome!

  • More naval missions?  Come on ubisoft,  give more assassin gameplay, more stealth missions,  not this crap

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    Hmm... I don't know what to think.. it it beautiful though!

  • might be the best one yet, but i did say that about ac3, and i bet they have another season pass for ya to buy

  • Damn im soOoOo pumped on this game right about now!