Report: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag To Feature Pirates

By Ishaan . February 26, 2013 . 10:30am

The title of the next Assassin’s Creed game may be Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. A tipster sent Kotaku marketing materials for what is supposedly Ubisoft’s next game in the series, and it depicts another hooded assassin surrounded by what appears to be a group of pirates:



According to Kotaku’s report, the poster above will be displayed in stores starting March 4th. Earlier in the month, Ubisoft’s CEO, Yves Guillemot, confirmed that the next Assassin’s Creed game would have a new protagonist and time setting.


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  • Crevox

    Too soon

  • I have to admit, even through the glitchiness of ACIII, the navy battles were fun.

  • It’s milking at this point, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want it to do well.

    A pirate’s life is the life for me!

  • Assassins Creed with a pirate theme. Best. Game. Ever.

  • Raltrios

    Assassins and Pirates. Not quite Ninjas and Pirates, but this is as close as we’ll likely ever come.

    This pleases me.

  • Romangelo

    I hope they’ll go to Sengoku era in AC5.

    • Warboss Aohd

      so Desmond would ‘ave Native American, Arabic, Itallian, and Japanese Ancestry? sure why not.

      • SirRichard

        We don’t have to follow Desmond all the time, especially not now, really.

      • Do you realize how easy it is to mix ancestries over 1,000 years?

      • Romangelo

        make it like The Last Samurai, you play as an American soldier who has been sent to Japan.

      • landlock

        ummm… have you played Assassin’s Creed 3?

  • Warboss Aohd

    if i get ta recruit a crew, customize said crew an’ ship, dis will be great.

    • NimbusStev

      Sounds like my dream game! :D Man I really want a Bioware pirate game…

  • Showmeyomoves
  • Godman

    I knew it, I knew that the Naval battles would somehow lead to some game revolving around pirates, I’m glad its AC. I freaking loved the naval missions!

  • Solomon_Kano

    The only thing that surprises me about this is that they’re doing a new numbered game so soon.

    With the time between 2 and 3, I hardly expected the next AC to be 4. It makes even less sense since 4’s protagonist is apparently a relative of one of 3’s characters. Surely this could’ve just had the subtitle and no number if it was going to be so close?

    Anywho, I was hoping for China, but pirates are awesome. Plus, it’s always possible that we could see some Chinese pirates appear. Then it’d be the best of both worlds lol.

  • SirRichard

    Assassins of the Carribean: The Curse of the Gold Pearl, eh? The naval mechanics from III were one of the few new mechanics I actually enjoyed from that game, so hopefully they don’t just stamp out a clone of III.

    I mean, with the amount of time it took for this to leak then it most likely is, but I can hope.

  • Did Cervantes go back in time with Ezio and survive until whenever this one takes place?

    • As an aside, I want a persona that looks like the Once Upon a Time version of Captain Hook.

  • Valefor0

    Im so sad. How could they? Ubisoft! How could you??? You started of terrible with AC1, saved the series with a awesome sequel AC2. Then supprised yet again ACB, with another amazing game. After that you pretty mutch killed the series. ACR and AC3.

    PLEASE LET THIS BE FAKE! I hated AC3, I hated the sea missons! NOT MORE OF THIS BULL SHIT! OH STOP IT!

    • Speedo Redempteur

      the sea missions were pretty cool actually.

    • Detrimont

      if AC1 was terrible, it wouldn’t have got a sequel

  • Valefor0

    THE HORROR!!!!!!!!!

  • Naruto

    This better be a joke.

  • capristrider

    Wow, this could be a great game, you can’t go wrong with a pirate themed Assassin’s Creed! Jolly Roger, pieces of eight and Blackbeard, ahh, I’ll buy that for a high price!

  • Ferrick

    arrrsassins creed 4: on stranger animus ?

    • jeka69

      I chuckled.

  • TheExile285

    sounds badass

  • Lazulis

    I hope for more eras and places! Pirates, huh…maybe it could take place all over the world. Or the people could be all over the world. Anywho, I want to know the development team behind IV…this IS really soon though. So that poster, if it’s legit, may be teasing a comic or some sort of prequel for IV. Or they’re getting hype up really…really…early…

  • l777l

    … well, at least Rockstar made Red Dead Redemption instead of GTA: Western style. — I’d prefer a dedicated pirate game instead of this silly nonsense. That Assassin really fits in, though. Almost as well as a pirate unicorn.

  • Darkrise

    Please make it promising and worth the upcoming hype. I was disappointed with various things in ACIII even though I liked it.

  • Valtiel Ikari

    so basicaly, you play as a ninja (assasins ara pretty much ninjas) vs Pirates… yeah, I went there. Let the ninja vs pirates madness begin!

  • Settsuo

    Someone’s taking navel missions to a whole new level.

    • Ferrick

      i think you mean naval, because navel is something entirely different… and wrong XD

  • lol ubisoft figured out that the sea missions were the best part of AC3 now they making it the main focus of the game

  • jeka69

    So… any idea when is the time frame?

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