Todd McFarlane, a stalwart creator of video game action figures and collectibles, is responsible for the design of the new Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag poster.

The poster, depicting new hero Edward Kenway, can only be obtained for a limited time by pre-ordering the title at Gamestop. Black Flag follows the story of Kenway as he takes up piracy just after war has ended between the great Empires of the world. He is quickly thrust into a new war between Assassins and Templars during the golden age of piracy. Expect to meet Blackbeard. 

Black Flag will release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PC and other next-gen consoles.  The Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U will get the game on October 29. 

See the upcoming title in action in our preview, or read up on the history Black Flag is based on in our feature about real pirates. Below you can watch how McFarlane designed the new poster.

Are you excited for this game? What do you think of the poster’s design?

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