(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Can you say arrr? The latest edition to the Assassin’s Creed series will find gamers journeying to the land of pirates. Ubisoft announced the move Tuesday – noting that Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag had been in development for “nearly two years.”
“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,” stated Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot in a press release.
The CEO also went on to say that the new title was “based on a true, harsh and exciting part of a legendary era and will thrill longtime fans and newcomers alike.”
Platforms made available for the game’s compatibility include the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, the Nintendo Wii U, PC and what the company described as “other next generation consoles” (Xbox 720 anyone?).
In the press release, Ubisoft described the storyline as follows: “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.”
The first Assasin’s Creed was released in 2007 to positive reviews. Since then, the game franchise has gained further popularity, known for its introduction of stealth and adventurous game play. Watch a preview of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag below: