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.
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!