Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Edward Kenway Sails the High Seas


The Assassin’s Creed franchise is like that dive bar you’ve been frequenting for years. The place kind of stinks, but you know exactly what to expect, and every so often they slap a fresh coat of paint on the walls and clean out the beer casks to help stem the tide of decay. And speaking of tides…

Ubisoft Montreal has just officially announced their latest addition to the series, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, where every day is talk like a pirate day. 

Black Flag Trailers

I’m assuming you guys want to get right into the action, so let’s start with the first trailer which was leaked a few days ago, ahead of Ubisoft’s official announcement today. Those guys just can’t seem to keep a secret; it’s really kind of embarrassing.

What’s that saying… loose lips sink ships?

What did you think of Black Beard? I’m getting a serious Pirates of the Carribean vibe here, and I have a feeling that’s quite intentional. I’m not a particular fan of the movies, but the setting does seem awfully interesting. Sailing around the East Indies as Edward Kenway, trained assassin and father of Connor Kenway from Assassin’s Creed 3. Swords, guns, and with what seems to be a focus on two handed fighting, just like Assassin’s Creed 3. Not such a bad thing, no?

Could the Assassin’s Creed franchise finally be hitting its stride? What are your thoughts?

Well, two things are for certain here… Connor is a spitting image of his father, Edward Kenway, and for those of you that were wondering, it’s true… Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag really will be available for absolutely every game console known to man, and some that aren’t. AC4 is indeed set to be released on November 1st for Xbox360, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, and PC. I’m so glad that they’re covering all their bases, and by glad, I mean incredibly sad, as I have a feeling that means we can expect the same level of sloppiness that we saw with Assassin’s Creed 3.

Did you guys find the game as hilariously buggy and unpolished as I did?

Black Flag Screenshots

Here we go, this is the good stuff: in-game screenshots, and they actually look pretty good too. The question then becomes, will the actual game look this good, or were these “enhanced” for our viewing pleasure? Only time will tell, but I have a feeling I already know the answer. This is being released on current gen consoles after all.

edward kenway swimming

whale in AC4

edward kenway shooting

edward kenway and black beard

assassins creed 4 jungle

ship battle in AC4

sword fighting

assassins creed 4 ocean

Own Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

This works on a few levels, since you could own the game, but what I really had in mind was purchasing Black Flag instead, which is sort of a pre-cursor to that first definition.

So, it’s arriving for everything on November 1st, 2013, but you can actually pre-order the game right away for around $60 USD. Those of you who purchase it for Playstation 3/4 even get an hour of extra content!


  1. Vencislav Vlaykov says

    Hi. I think the review is good, but Edward Kenway isn’t the father of Connor(Sailing around the East Indies as Edward Kenway, trained assassin and father of Connor Kenway from Assassin’s Creed 3.). Edward is Connors grandfather.

  2. redeyes says

    Edward kenway outfit is cool but i dont know why his hood so UGLY!!!!mess up,compare to altair,ezio,connor they have design for hood like eagle beak,also they reference as eagle .how about edward?skull?this ending of ac4 edward will killed by 2strangers.story he become assassin,treasure hunt,sailing ship .but how about assassination mission??????how come edward fighting skill is better than connor in past???

  3. redeyes says

    i enjoyed all assassin’s creed series from altair and ezio part only because this game was design very unique which all building very close together where i can perform more stunt move park our free run, jumps from one building to another :) but in assassin’s creed 3 there is no much buildings in Boston,new York also hard to make longest jump to reach another building….so sad but connor can do rock climbing,like Tarzan hang around trees. i don’t know about edward story maybe spend more time sailing boat,ocean area,diving in bottom of sea for treasure hunting. is templar in this game???cause ac4 video no show any sign for templar and how about member of the First Civilization juno ,minerva ??how about desmond? in ac3 the storyline juno only use connor and fool him just to release her but in ac2,acb they being helpful .so confuse with different story of assassin assassins creed 4 will story about all about apple eden????because all assassin’s creed main story is about apple eden and protect it from fall into wrong hand like templar/abstergo…

  4. redeyes says

    AC4 the ending edward die :(

    Edward raced to the games room and was confronted by two of the intruders; after a prolonged fight, one of the men managed to impale Edward through the chest with their sword, killing him instantly.

    Source from assassins creed wikia

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