Ubisoft has released the first official details for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag after the game’s US release date and debut trailer and screens were leaked earlier this week.
The game will be released for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U on November 1st in the UK with PC and PS4 versions to follow at a later date.
Customers who purchase Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on either PS3 or PS4 can download 60 minutes of additional gameplay via PSN after the game’s launch.
“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,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “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.”
Here’s more information on AC IV’s plot and gameplay courtesy of Ubisoft’s press release:
“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.
“Gameplay in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is based upon the franchise’s proven tenets. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag features a vast open world with more than 50 navigable locations. Combat combines the weaponry of the Assassin’s Order with armaments of the era, and rewards both daring and stealth. And the series’ acclaimed multiplayer experience is more varied and ruthless than ever in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.”
Head over here for El33tonline’s previous coverage of this promising action-adventure.