Rumour – Assassin’s Creed IV is setting sail for pirate waters

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I think by now everyone that has played Assassin’s Creed can agree that that underwhelming slice of sequel did one thing right: Namely, nautical battles. Those rare moments where Connor had a ship under his command and took to the seas were pure joy, as it broke up the monotonous nature of the game for some swashbuckling action. It’s a part of the game that we enjoyed so much, we wished that Ubisoft would have just focused on that instead of ruining five years of work with a crap ending and a chase sequence from hell. Looks like that wish is about to come true.

As seen on Kotaku, a tipster sent them a photo of a marketing poster for the rumoured Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Apparently, AC4 will be announced soon, as said tipster explained that the poster would be set up in game shops next week, March 4. A new Assassin’s Creed game lines up with earlier comments from Ubisoft about kicking off a fiscal year with a new game and character, and a buccaneer setting would most certainly suit the spirit of the game.

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Although quite frankly, we’d rather have a pirate game without the Assassin’s Creed guff attached to it. Still, it could be some decent fun, so long as Ubisoft remembers to add to that nautical experience instead of flogging one great idea to death in a quick cash-in attempt. Also, I’ve got this idea for a Kinect extension, that shoots lightning at gamers the second they start using pirate-speak…

Big thanks to D4RKL1NG for the tip.

Last Updated: February 27, 2013

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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