Published on March 4th, 2013 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
Ubisoft Reveals Two Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Trailers, Launches October 29th
News leaks for the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed series flooded the interwebs this past weekend. Trailers, release dates and other general news for the pirate themed creation from Ubisoft littered the online realm. Ubisoft delivered the official trailer today, and a release date for ye’ mateys.
It seems as though the game has been in development for the past two years. However, there are promises of next-generation console releases, including the PlayStation 4. The release date for current-gen consoles is Oct. 29 and will release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U at that time.
“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,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “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 Assassin’s Creed IV introduces new character, Edward Kenway. Other than being a swashbuckling badass pirate, Edward seeks out danger and seems like a fighter at heart. He’ll need it for the encounters with such infamous pirates as Blackbeard and Charles Vane. The game takes place early in the 18th Century, commonly known as the “Golden Age of Pirates.”
Other rumors have spawned truth. There will be an additional 60 minutes of gameplay for PlayStation fans. They can download this additional downloadable content after the game’s launch. Pre-orders have opened up for the title, and of course are receiving special treatment from GameStop. Pre-ordering the title there delivers a limited edition poster from comic artist, Todd McFarlane.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is set to release on Oct. 29, 2013 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii U. Future generation consoles such as the PlayStation 4 will receive launch dates at a later time.