Assassin's Creed IV Officially Announced, New Launch Details
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 03.04.2013
Additional gameplay available for the PlayStation consoles...
Ubisoft officially announced today the launch for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, the next installment of the Assassin's Creed franchise. The game has been in development for nearly two years by one of the veteran teams in Ubisoft Montreal with support from Ubisoft studios in Annecy, Bucharest, Kiev, Quebec, Singapore and Sofia.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will be released on the Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Nintendo's Wii U, Windows PC, and other next generation consoles. It will first be released on the Xbox 360, PS3, and Nintendo Wii U on October 29, 2013.
Regarding the release, Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft: "With the new hero and new setting we are creating the boldest and most unique Assassin's Creed game yet, while still respecting the pillars of the franchise that have made it such a fan favorite. Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag is based on a true, harsh and exciting part of a legendary era and will thrill longtime fans and newcomers alike."
The story of the game follows Edward Kenway. Kenway is a young British man who falls ou tof privateering for the Royal Navy and into piracy as the war between major Empires comes to an end. Edward then finds himself embroiled in the war between Assassins and Templars. The game is set at the dawn of the 18th century. The game also features such infamous pirates of history including Blackbeard and Charles Kane. The story will take you through the West Indies and the Golden Age of Pirates.
The game is said to feature an open world with over 50 navigable locations. The combat will combine the weaponry of the Assassin's Order with armaments of the era and also rewards daring and stealth. The series' multiplayer experience will be more varied as well.
Customers who buy the game on PS3 or PS4 will be able to download 60 minutes of additional gameplay via the PlayStation Network after the game's initial launch. If you pre-order the game at GameStop, customers will receive a limited edition collectible poster (while supplies last) featuring artwork by artist Todd McFarlane.