Game Freaks, Feb 27, 2013 wrote:Earlier this month we reported that the next instalment of the Assassin’s Creed series will likely be released in late 2013.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed that the next game would feature a new hero and would take place in a different time period.
Then a Redditor claimed that the next installment would be called “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flags”, and that it may feature a seafaring theme.
Today a promotional poster has surfaced on Kotaku which seems to support this theory – the poster depicts a white-hooded man surrounded by pirates aboard a seafaring vessel. A pirate flag can be seen flying in the background.
According to AGB, the main character is called Edward Kenway, father of Haytham Kenway from Assassin’s Creed 3. Edward is known as a Privateer, Assassin and occasional pirate.
The game’s location is reportedly set in the Caribbean on multiple islands including Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas.
A pirate themed game would make some sense, given the success of the naval combat sequences in last year’s Assassin’s Creed III. Guillemot and Ubisoft have promised to release more detail on the game soon.
Personally, I'm pretty excited for this. Obviously, pirates are kind of an easy sell, but I really enjoyed the naval battle mechanics in 3, and I expect that boarding ships will be an option added to this one.