Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Yo ho ho, it’s a pirate life for me. That’s right, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will be pirate themed. If this does not make you as giddy as a school girl, there is something wrong with you. Following the naval aspects of Assassin’s Creed 3, the newly revealed Black Flag will take place on the mighty sees. A few days ago a poster emerged on Blag Flag, depicting an all-too-familiar hooded assassin wielding a pistol in one hand and a cutlass in the other. This character is standing on a ship–with a black flag in the background–and is surrounded by a host of pirates. Aye matey, ’tis as awesome as it sounds.
Reports reveal that the main character of Black Flag is Edward Kenway, the father of Haytham Kenway from last year’s Assassin’s Creed III. Edward is described as a privateer, assassin, and “occasional” pirate.
Black Flag will be set in the Caribbean (totally never been done before). Players will apparently get to travel to multiple islands, including Jamaica, Cuba, and the Bahamas. And supposedly there is some gameplay between the countless hours of sipping rum whilst lounging on the beaches.
Black Flag is presently running on current-generation technology and consoles, though Ubisoft has plans to release the game on future platforms.
Black Flag’s lead scriptwriter is Darby McDevitt, who is responsible for many other Assassin’s Creed titles (aliens in Rome). His LinkedIn profile states he is currently working on “unannounced stuff.”
He wrote on Twitter yesterday, McDevitt said, “Is it that time again? [Assassin's Creed] fans getting all apoplectic ‘n’ stuff. Squirming and squealing. Love it.”
Earlier this month, Ubisoft confirmed it was developing a new Assassin’s Creed game for release during its fiscal 2014 (April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014). According to CEO Yves Guillemot, this game will take place in a new time-period, location, and feature a new protagonist. Prepare yourselves swashbucklers, I feel an ocean breeze coming.