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By Ishaan . March 4, 2013 . 8:00am
Ubisoft have announced the first details for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. As previously reported, the game will feature a new hero and setting, and focuses on a story of pirates.
Assassin’s Creed IV’s story is set in the 18th century. Edward Kenway, a young British private for the Royal Navy, falls into piracy as the war between the major empires ends. Soon, Kenway finds himself part of an ancient war between templars and assassins, and journeys throughout the West Indies during the course of the game’s story. Ubisoft say Assassin’s Creed IV will feature infamous pirates like Blackbeard and Charles Vane, during a period known as the Golden Age of Pirates.
Assassin’s Creed IV will have “50 navigable locations” according to Ubisoft. The game has been in development for close to two years, and is being spearheaded by one of the Assassin’s Creed teams at Ubisoft Montreal. Providing support are Ubisoft studios in Annecy, Bucharest, Kiev, Quebec, Singapore and Sofia.
Ubisoft have Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag planned for release on the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PlayStation 4 and “other next generation consoles”. The Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U versions will be available on October 29th in North America and November 1st in Europe.
You can watch a video of Edward Kenway, the new protagonist, above, and a higher-quality version of the game’s previously-leaked trailer below.