First Assassin’s Creed 4 gameplay footage revealed

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We're going to have a whale of a time

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag was announced to the world back in early March with a great cinematic trailer that can be seen here. However, Ubisoft has now seen it fit to release the first gameplay trailer of Black Flag on the day that Bioshock: Infinite drops…which is a bit odd.

The trailer itself is looking pretty incredible and while it starts off slowly it really does ramp up and get the juices flowing before the end.

They also took this opportunity to reveal the limited edition options they will be releasing with the title in October this year.

According to a post on VG247 there will be 4 special editions released in the UK with one of them being a UPlay exclusive and the other a Gamestop/Game exclusive. Whether these retail specific exclusives will be released locally is yet to be seen.

Personally I think it’s a dodgy move on Ubisoft’s part to give their online store the best exclusive edition and a move that will not go down well with retailers and even regional distributors.

Here’s the details scraped directly from the above mentioned VG247

The Black Chest Edition (Uplay exclusive)check out the product page here.

  • Premium Quality 55 cm Diorama of Captain Edward on the Jackdaw’s Bow
  • Exclusive SteelBook
  • High-quality artbook
  • The official soundtrack
  • 2 Lithographs in their protective envelope
  • 2 canvas prints
  • All existing additional Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Unlockable In-Game Content, including single player missions, skins and weapons
  • Collector’s box
  • Physical pirate booty: Parchment world map, an original Black Flag replica
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The Buccaneer Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK and Gamestop in Ireland)

  • Premium Quality Edward Kenway Figurine on the Jackdaw’s Crow’s Nest
  • High-quality artbook
  • The official soundtrack
  • 2 Lithographs in their protective envelope
  • Collector’s box
  • Additional Unlockable In-game Content

The Skull Edition (available across the UK)

  • Collector Jumbo Steel Case
  • High-quality artbook
  • The official soundtrack
  • 2 Lithographs in their protective envelope
  • Unlockable In-game Content

The Special Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK and Xtravision in Ireland)

  • This special edition will be available at the standard price and includes unlockable in-game content only available at game launch.

Last Updated: March 26, 2013

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Willem Swanepoel

    FFS I am not even done with AC2 revelations and a AC4 will come out this year ….

    • Melasco

      I picked up AC3 for PS3 last week. It will be my first AC game. I sadly don’t have time to play them all, but I did some reading and watched a vid explaining the story…Not sure if I’ll like it, will probably only get a chance in 2 weeks time to play it then I’ll decide if it’s my kinda game…

      • Willem Swanepoel

        AC3 is not the best to start with, well based on the reviews.

        You should actually start with AC 2 ( 1 was cool but got very repetitive and boring)

        • Melasco

          Thanks.. Got that response from a few people… Maybe I need to go pick up a used AC2 first, I just don’t know where I’ll find the time rofl… So many games, so little time….

          Does anyone have this guys number?

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      I feel your pain man, same here 🙁

      • Willem Swanepoel

        I am going to be home a lone this Easter … GAMING WEEKEND!!!!

  • there really isn’t anything special about this, don’t feel at all excited for this, AC is really stale for me

    • Deon Steyn

      Bet it has day one DLC, customized peg leg or a parrot that says different swear words.

      • lol Peg leg system, different peg legs have different stats and abilities. I wouldn’t mind a pet parrot though!

      • Trevor Davies

        Customised peg leg lol

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Curses. Seacom and your reduced international bandwidth! I can’t buffer!

  • Admiral Chief Erwin



    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Ar, those be some fine loot to be having thar!

  • I approve.

  • Deon Steyn

    Four different editions? Are we buying a car or a game?

    • Can I have my one with racing stripes and track tires?

      • Deon Steyn

        The Super Premium Edition for R400 more will give you a nuclear submarine!

        • A nuclear sub? holy smokes gotta get me one of those, I guess I could give it racing stripes from the submarine shop that I bought my super secret custom assassin outfit from.

  • FoxOneZA

    Meh…It’s AC3 with diving. Moving along “swiftly”….

  • OVG

    Dont want to burst any bubbles but its far to early to get excited about the next gen.


  • Tbone187

    Looks like a fresh take…I’m keen…

  • Commander Ricky

    If this wasn’t assassins creed….id buy it.

  • Anon A Mouse

    Ohh looks like we’ll be having a Whale of a time…

  • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

    “Tap the X button once to Batman everything in the face in a glorious five-minute montage of pirate pain”

    • might be an interesting pickup for the movies section

      pirate series, micheal bay producing (probably only the pilot episode, like spielberg with terra nova) and game of thrones director.
      partially shot in cape town by cape town studios.

      would love to see more news about upcoming series in the movies page.

      i dont actually know how to contact anyone for suggestions.
      contact details page is broken.
      so thought this way was best

  • Assassin’s Far Cry – Moby Dick Edition.

    • Deon Steyn

      They might as well drop Assassin from the title. What does Ubisoft have next up its sleeve? Fifa Far Cry 2013?

      • The franchise will never be the same again. They should have stopped after Revelations.

        • Deon Steyn

          The trailer does look rather engaging. I can’t recall a decent game pirate game from memory so this might be fun. Time to borrow my moms eye liner again.

          • I have to admit that I am a sucker for pirates, and if this turns out to be good I’d be really, really happy. But I remember seeing trailers for AC3 and I was soooooo impressed and then at launch the game was great eye candy, and naval battles were pretty cool, but the rest sucked 😐

          • the naval battles were pretty cool, so they made a game of it.
            TBH Im one of the few who wasnt completely disappointed by AC3 and am looking forward to the next one.
            its something casual that doesnt challenge me, its easy, like playing a movie, i can relax and parkour around killing people.
            I dont even care that the story is stale.
            I just hope their comments about trying to win back their pc fans still holds true

  • Kingkappie

    are AC the new COD?

  • ElNicko

    must avoid Hype-train after AC3.

  • Circuitflow

    How do u know if ur a Pirate??? U jusr ARRRRRRRRR!

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