Ubisoft announced today that Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, the next installment in the company's best-selling franchise, will be released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Nintendo's Wii U system, Windows PC and other next generation consoles.
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag introduces an all new hero and setting, and will feature the most diverse and seamless Assassinís Creed world ever created.
In development for nearly two years, the game is being spearheaded by one of the veteran Assassinís Creed teams in Ubisoft Montreal with support from Ubisoft studios in Annecy, Bucharest, Kiev, Quebec, Singapore and Sofia. Assassinís Creed IV Black Flag will be released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Nintendo's Wii U, Windows PC and other next generation consoles. The game will be available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo's Wii U on October 29, 2013, in North America and October 31, 2013 in Europe.
"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."
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 franchiseís proven tenets. Assassinís Creed IV Black Flag features a vast open world with more than 50 navigable locations. Combat combines the weaponry of the Assassinís 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 Assassinís Creed IV Black Flag.
Customers who purchase Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 can download 60 minutes of additional gameplay via the PlayStation Network after the gameís launch.
Collector's Editions of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag will be available in the EMEA region. Pre-order at GameStop to get a limited edition poster designed by award-winning comic artist Todd McFarlane. More details will be unveiled by the end of March.
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