News: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag advocates piracy


assassincreedblackflagGiven the mixed reaction to Assassin’s Creed III, you’d forgive Ubisoft for taking a break to steady the franchise. Instead it surreptitiously launches a raiding party and announces a new addition to the yearly release model. Let’s hope this pirate heavy jaunt won’t need to be keelhauled.

The new protagonist is Edward Kenway, a privateer for the Royal Navywho falls from grace into piracy. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. The pirate setting should bring to the fold a colourful cast of characters and hopefully inject some life into the franchise as seen in the screens below,  but we;re taking it all with a grain of salt at this point. C’mon Ubi, take a chance and wow us.


This is also known as the “check my shit out” pose


We didn’t realise Japanese whaling had such early beginnings


Look Terrance, treasure!


Anyone else looking for Predator?


It’s crazy. I’m not even shooting you



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Dave Kozicki

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