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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 fun, but I wish that Ubisoft would take its time developing this game.

  • My God, amazing.

  • hope it's better than 3

  • I'll be skipping this. I'm definitely burnt out on the series.

  • Meh no thanks. I'll rent it if i get bored.

  • Same brand different dressing.

    From the Collector's Edition to the pre-order mission. Give the franchise a breather Ubi. Goodness.


  • Looks good, but I'll be waiting to see more before I commit. I know a lot of people loved it, but I found AC3 to be a bit disappointing.

  • I'm honestly getting tired of all the hate directed at Ubi in the wake of AC3 and concerning the yearly releases. I enjoyed 3 (not as much as the Ezio trilogy, but the naval combat was a wonderful addition), and I'm looking forward to 4. The environments and dual-wielding combat look amazing, and the degree of freedom involved in exploration sounds like it will fulfill the "pirate fantasy". You know you've always wanted to try being a pirate. ;)

  • Looks good, but I'd still rather Ubisoft release these every other year.

  • This looks epic to me, i can't wait to play it