Earlier this month, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot revealed that there would indeed be a new Assassin’s Creed title released in fiscal 2014 (April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014) from the publishing giant. He also noted that it would be taking place in a new location with a new lead character as well.
After the ending of Assassin’s Creed III, many were speculating if this only meant Connor being replaced or if the modern day Desmond would be on the chopping block as well. Well, speculate no longer it seems.
Yesterday gaming news site Kotaku reported a leaked marketing image and the name Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The image shows a hooded assassin character holding a sword in one hand and pistol in another while surrounded by pirates. This would fit right in with Yves’s statement about a new hero and location.
Even though there were naval battles in Assassin’s Creed III, the location where these battles are taking place is going to be the surprise we are all waiting to see. The majority of the action that most people stereotype to the pirate lifestyle happened between the waters off the coast of England and down into the Caribbean.
Even more interesting from a character perspective is that some of the most infamous pirates “stormed the seven seas” between the 1600s and early 1700s, making this the first time that the series would take place further back in time than its previous release (with Assassin’s Creed III happening in the later half of the 1700s during the Revolutionary period.
While this is only the first real glimpse we’ve gotten into Assassin’s Creed IV, stay tuned for more news as it becomes available