With just over two days to go until the full, official reveal, Ubisoft has mistakenly unveiled the release date for the recently announced Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, while the game’s debut cinematic trailer introducing the world to the swashbuckling adventure has been leaked alongside the first screenshots.
According to a temporarily displayed message on the official Assassin’s Creed website, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is due for release on October 29th, a Tuesday. While this is a traditional North America launch day, previous Assassin’s Creed games have enjoyed a simultaneous worldwide release so Black Flag is expected out in other regions on the same day.
Here’s that message (now removed):
In addition, the game’s debut cinematic announcement trailer has been leaked ahead of the video’s formal release. You can watch it below (but be quick about it because it may be removed at any time):
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Debut Cinematic Trailer
The video seemingly confirms previous reports, introducing us to Edward Kenway (father of Haytham Kenway and grandfather to Assassin’s Creed 3 protagonist, Connor Kenway) who is something of a piratey adventurer, as evidenced by a lengthy monologue by one-time scourge of the Seven Seas, Captain Blackbeard himself. A setting of the West Indies is also confirmed.
Interestingly, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC and “next-gen consoles” are all mentioned in the announcement trailer and image, so expect PlayStation 4 and the next Xbox to enjoy this year’s Assassin’s Creed adventures, too.
Here are the very first screenshots for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for you to enjoy: