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How Wind Waker and Red Dead Redemption Informed Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

by Ben Hanson on Mar 06, 2013 at 08:00 AM

While the gut reaction when seeing an Assassin's Creed game set during the golden age of piracy is to assume the team looked to the Pirates of the Caribbean for inspiration, but the team at Ubisoft Montreal is going for a much more grounded approach for Black Flag. With inspirations ranging from classical paintings to Far Cry 3, we spoke to the game's director, writer, and art director about the multi-media fuel that helped build the next Assassin's Creed game.

Watch the video below to hear the team talk about what they learned from titles like Red Dead Redemption, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, and much more.

Learn more about Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag by reading our extensive preview here.