This is how stealth works in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

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For a game that is all about being an unseen hitman of ye olden times, Assassin’s Creed has never quite managed to really pull off the stealth factor. Sure, it’s been there all along, but it’s always felt a bit clumsy, sitting there like an elephant in the room wearing a white hood. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag may not be overhauling that gameplay mechanic entirely, but at least it looks like it’s making it more streamlined.

 IGN has the latest behind-the-scenes video, in which game director Ashraf Ismail guides players on a tour of assassinations, explosions and under dah sea dat’s where it’s bettah undah da seeeeeaaa. Crap, I’m drifting.

As I said, nothing revolutionary, but the process of throwing a knife into the face of a nameless Spaniard is looking a touch more fluid at least. And sweet Da Vinci, look at those jungle visuals. One thing that had me at odds with Assassin’s Creed 3 was that it had visuals that were fantastic, yet drab at the same time.

But the Caribbean looks better than a Disney Pirates movie in this game. AND HOLY CRAP, DID EDWARD JUST STEALTH HIS WAY PAST A SHARK?

Advanced fish-sneaking AI and buccaneers the game, or Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, will be out in October.

Last Updated: August 14, 2013

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