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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

A Look At The Pirate Life In The Open World Of Black Flag

Ubisoft releases new gameplay footage that shows off open-world possibilities of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Black Flag takes full advantage of the Caribbean setting and allows players to immerse themselves into the pirate lifestyle.

Upgrading your ship is just as valid as taking over enemy ships and crews and making them your own. If naval combat is not your style, it looks like there is plenty to find in the lush island scenery as well. And, there are always assassination contracts to take on for some extra gold. Shark fighting is also a popular pastime

Do the new gameplay possibilities intrigue you? Let us know in the comments.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U on October 29. PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions are also planned for a later release.

Comments
  • This is still a Pirate game with some Assassins Creed sprinkled in it in my opinion.

    I'll be playing for all the pirate stuff, not the AC stuff.

  • I am glad that they are building on ship combat and the use of trees (pretty much the only two areas of ACIII that I enjoyed). Their overhaul of the fast travel system was also sorely needed. I know many people bemoan the yearly AC sequels, but I really can't think of many franchises that benefit from iteration like AC does. If they can come up with a great variety of ways to use your loot and do something less.... terrible with the modern day sequences, I will be a happy man. Also, collectable sea shanties are a great idea.
  • As always, beautiful, but will it get boring and repetitive?
  • wow, day one buy for me...

  • AC4 is going to be really fun on next gen.

  • I really like the addition of the free aim & fast travel points. I can't wait to see some duel wielding sword fights. I already know I'm going to sink an incredible amount of hours into this. Looks amazing to me.
  • I can see the touch of the group that worked on AC2 and Brotherhood.

  • AC 4 or AC 3.5? Man, I used to love this series....up to Revelation. Then they brought me back again for AC 3..... which could have and should have been sooooo much better. The naval missions were cool and all, but so repetitive and so obviously they're gonna capitalize on it's popularity, but still. OVERKILL

  • a life of a pirate.

  • Ill be waiting for a next gen version. Im not so sure about the pirate thing. Im more a city kind of guy. I would had love to see AC goes coop,that would be awesome

  • No thanks Ubisoft.

  • I think I would have liked to see this as a new IP rather than a main Assassin's Creed title. I feel as though the AC series has lost touch with its roots of being a face in the crowd that silently and methodically strikes and disappears with the wandering citizens. Since AC: Brotherhood, it seems that flair has replaced, or at least overshadowed, the necessity of planning your assassinations. ACII and Brotherhood feel like the best in the series, with Revelations being the weakest in my opinion. ACIII was fun, the naval aspects were really enjoyable so I'm glad to see them being fleshed out, but several glitches AI issues hampered a good deal of my enjoyment.

    I have no doubt that this won't be the pinnacle of pirate games for quite some time, but I would have really liked to see a return to the root of the series. I'd also like to see more advancements in the crowd AI, like citizens who witnessed you single handedly massacre several guards run away to find more guards or also scare off citizens who didn't witness it first hand.

    Here's hoping for the best out of this game, but for now I'll probably stick to holding off on any AC games until the previous versions are on sale as the inevitable yearly release comes out.

  • This looks great and all but if there isn't actual assassinating (like the original Assassin's Creed) then *** it. Ubisoft has strayed to far away from ASSASSIN'S Creed.

  • Now I love being a pirate.

  • Holy smokes this game is going to be freaking awesome. I am so excited to play this game. It looks like it could possibly be the best one yet in the series. I'm interested to see where the story takes us. I will be picking this game up for sure day one for XBOX ONE. I hope that it will be released the same day as the XBOX ONE, it would go great with the new system. Is it November yet?

  • I really want to play this game on PS4.

  • Pirates really caught my eye, not that big of a fan. Only got into it due to the 2nd game being free right now. Hopefully it turns out out good!

  • Wow, this looks phenomenal. 10/10, A+, would bang in front of my grandpa

  • I did have some huge complaints with AC3. The tunnels under the cities, the glitches, and the frontier was frustrating with travel being worthless in winter months. I did enjoy the navel sections alot. Looking forward to the open world sailing and raiding.

  • It does look really cool - but my problem with AC games is that they all look really cool when they are being hyped but then I get bored with them quickly and I can't get into them for some reason. I've always thought the play control in AC has been sub-par. Oh well, I'm sure I'll still end up giving this one a shot.