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Rumour: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Sailing the Seven Seas

Posted by Sammy Barker

Swashbuckling sequel coming to PS3 and PS4, according to reports

Captain Jack Sparrow may need to hang up his eyepatch, as it sounds like there could be an even cooler crook in town. Reports bubbling to the surface this evening suggest that the next Assassin’s Creed game will star a piratical protagonist named Edward Kenway, the father of Haytham Kenway from Assassin’s Creed III. According to the Examiner, the sequel – named Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, apparently – will take place in the Caribbean, with locations including Jamaica, Cuba, and the Bahamas.

Earlier today, Kotaku posted a picture of a poster featuring the title and an image of a new assassin surrounded by a pack of pirates on a ship. The name has popped up a couple of times over the past few weeks, most notably when a Reddit user claimed to have spotted promotional materials for the release on the laptop screen of a lady sitting nearby on a plane. Yeah, we thought that that was a tall tale, too.

Considering the success of the naval combat in Assassin’s Creed III, a swashbuckling sequel would certainly make sense. Ubisoft invested heavily in the technology, and seeing as CEO Yves Guillemot has already confirmed that a new entry in its historical series will launch this year, we wouldn’t be surprised if the publisher decided to revisit the idea.

If true, it appears that the title will release on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Additional details are scarce for the time being, but we anticipate that more information will be uncovered soon.

[via examiner.com, kotaku.com, reddit.com, nintendolife.com]

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User Comments (11)

Splat

#1

Splat said:

I haven't even got around to playing AC3 yet and they are all ready talking about another game.

rastamadeus

#2

rastamadeus said:

The leaked image looks more like a comic drawing than CGI character which are usually used in AC. Infact it looks quite a lot like early Joe Madureira-style mix of classic American comics with manga stylings. Could it just be a comic and the game is something else? Or a game and a comic series?

Gamer83

#3

Gamer83 said:

I'd say cool but I really believe this series needs to take a year or two break.

get2sammybAdmin

#5

get2sammyb said:

@rastamadeus Yeah, it's definitely a different look, isn't it? The poster has the Assassin's Creed IV: Blag Flag name on it, too, though. Definitely worth taking this with a pinch of salt, but the rumours do appear to be converging.

JayArr

#6

JayArr said:

Best part of AC3 by faaaaaaaar were the ship parts. I'd love to see a game built around and expanding heavily on it.

divinelite

#7

divinelite said:

Guess no announcement for vita version yet.
Last ac vita is good but not good enough

Lionhart

#8

Lionhart said:

I really liked the seafaring stages of Assassin's Creed III and since I'm more of the PS Vita guy I'm certainly hoping that this game will also be released on the PS Vita or at least have a side story on the PS Vita similar to what they did with Assassin's Creed III Liberation. I also hope that Sony and game developers continue to support the PS3 even after the PS4 is released. More importantly, Ubisoft needs to include serious online multiplayer in the next Assassin's Creed title on PS Vita that is identical to that of the home consoles releases because we don't want a flash facebook card game.

charlesnarles

#10

charlesnarles said:

So now we're traveling backward through time? I didn't think the naval mechanics merited a spin-off at all. I mean, they were obviously focusing on the tree-running, that's all.

ThreadShadow

#11

ThreadShadow said:

How I'd really like a "realistic" 3D graphics no holds barred sequel to Uncharted Waters! You listening Koei? No? Too busy becoming irrelevant? Oh, okay.

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