assassins creed 4 black flag

Ubisoft has always made it a point to have their Assassin’s Creed games mesh with with real life historic events and people and Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is no exception. In their latest trailer you get a sneak peak into the “Golden Age of Piracy” of when men scoured the seas for loot and pirates were a force to be reckoned with.

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.

Inside the trailer you will note that Ubisoft has provided an infographic packed with facts about piracy in the 18th century and give you insight into this new time period being explored in the Assassin’s Creed universe. See what historic events lead to the increase in piracy, how and why people became pirates, and meet some of the infamous pirates that you will encounter in the game including Benjamin Hornigold, Calico Jack, Charles Vane and Blackbeard.

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will be on just about every console you can think of including the PS3, PS3, Xbox360, Wii U, Windows PC, and according the their press release “other next generation consoles” (*cough* Xbox 720 *cough*).  You can pick up your copy for PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U on October 29, 2013 (a little over a month after National Talk Like A Pirate Day – Sept 19).

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