There’s no slowing down Ubisoft when it comes to their Assassin’s Creed franchise, but it appears that they’ve learned their lesson when it comes to doing sub-sequels. Instead of keeping a character around for a few games as they did with Ezio Auditore in Assassin’s Creed II and its two sequels, they’re going to move right from the American Revolution in Assassin’s Creed III to brand new waters with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
And as you may have guessed, the game will delve into the world of pirates! The dirty but always entertaining rum-guzzling kind. You can check out the first trailer for Black Flag below now.
If you recall E3 last year, Assassin’s Creed III really got people’s attention with a demonstration of its epic naval warfare gameplay. Smartly, Ubisoft has decided to run with that and build an entire game around it.
This first trailer is only a cinematic trailer, but does involve Blackbeard and the new character you’ll be playing, Edward Kenway.
That name may sound familiar to you fans of the series, but perhaps not how you expected. Assassin’s Creed IV is not a sequel (which makes the number a tad confusing), but instead a prequel. Edward Kenway is a pirate trained by the assassins, and the father of Haytham Kenway and grandfather of Connor Kenway.
The only question is are you excited for some Assassin’s Creed pirate adventures, or are these games coming way too fast for your liking?