As expected, when an Assassin’s Creed game changes number you get a new setting and character. Edward Kenway is a pirate trained by assassins and will be the lead in Ubisoft’s upcoming Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag game, which has been under development now for nearly two years.
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. 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.
-Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft CEO
Ubisoft describes Edward Kenway as a young British man that gets swept up into piracy after privateering in her Majesty’s Royal Navy. Already a seasoned fighter and tough pirate, he makes for the perfect character to get swept up in the never-ending war between the Assassins and Templars. Set in the early part of the 18th century, AC4 Black Flag will feature some of the most infamous pirates in history such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane in the Golden Age of Pirates.
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will be available for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U on October 29, 2013. Check out the trailers and screenshots below.