The rumors are true! Ubisoft decided to officially announce the newest entry in their long line of Assassin's Creed video games - Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. Here's five fast facts you need to know about this new adventure and when you'll be able to play it.
1. The Focus Seems To Be On Pirate Adventures
Judging by the cover art, it seems like this entry will focus entirely on the swashbuckling adventures of pirates on the high seas. The naval battles present in Assassin's Creed 3 were one of the standout features that fans seemed to enjoy, so it may be a smart idea to make a whole game centered around that gameplay mechanic. There should be plenty of plank walking, treasure hunting and dynamic swordplay in this one. The game's new assassin is seen wielding a sword and a pistol that's reminiscent of the one's pirates used to use during their heyday. The gameplay trailer above shows gamer's what to expect from this latest entry in the series.
2. The Release Date Has Been Leaked
IGN reported that the release date may have been leaked - October 29, 2013.
3. It Will Be Available on Next-Gen Consoles
The game will definitely make an appearance on next-gen consoles, since the PlayStation 4 will be releasing this Holiday season. Microsoft's next Xbox may be on the way, too. It's worth noting that Assassin's Creed 3 released on the PS3 and the Xbox 360, then made an appearance on Nintendo's Wii U.
4. This Sequel Won't Be Returning To The Setting of Assassin's Creed 3
When Assassin's Creed 2 released, two follow-up games that continued the storyline were released afterwards - Brotherhood and Revelations. It looks likes Ubisoft has decided to leave the Assassin's Creed 3 storyline alone and start with an all new entry set in a different time period.
5. The Official Trailer Has Been Released
Ubisoft officially released a world premier trailer for the game. From the looks of the it, it looks like gamer's will finally have a proper Pirates of the Caribbeans-esque game.