Ubisoft has proved in the past that they are able to keep a secret but the contents of Assassin’s Creed IV slipped out a little early. The company has since made the reveal of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag official, detailing a little of what gamers can expect when the game launches at the close of October this year.
Players will take on the role of pirate Assassin Edward Kenway, the grandfather of Assassin’s Creed III protagonist Connor Kenway, in a sequel set before the events of the third game in the series. Naval combat, which was dabbled with in Assassin’s Creed III, looks to be a large feature of the game this time around and Ubisoft is promising “50 unique locations where you can live the life of a pirate” during the course of the title. As with previous games in the series, players will be caught up in the long-standing war between the Assassins and Templar. The game will also feature a new take on the modern-day events in the series.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will be releasing on PC, Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Microsoft’s as-yet unannounced next-generation console.