Earlier this month, Ubisoft revealed that the next Assassin's Creed game would be titled Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The announcement came with a CG trailer that didn't show any gameplay, but it did make PETA look more foolish than usual.
Now Ubisoft is ready to show some gameplay from the latest Assassin's Creed title, and I can confirm, based solely on the trailer, that this is indeed an Assassin's Creed title. It's a little more bombastic than previous trailers with a focus on all-out fights instead of stealth or assassinations, but it still looks like every other game in the series.
Assassin's Creed III was seen as a disappointment to some gamers. The next title will have to win back these gamers if it hopes to remain one of the best selling annual franchises.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will launch later this year across all current and next-gen consoles, including the PS4, Wii U and whatever name Microsoft gives the next Xbox.