Despite being one of the best genres in fiction, pirates are woefully underutilized in games. Last year’s Risen 2: Dark Waters was a fantastic, and somewhat broken, stab at pirate fiction, but we haven’t seen anything quite like Sid Meier’s Pirates! in a long time. Ubisoft may be fixing that with its latest Assassin’s Creed title.
After having announced it last week, and its trailer leaked over the weekend; Ubisoft has now officially released the debut trailer for the latest game in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Like all other debut trailers for Assassin’s Creed games, it’s CG without any gameplay footage.
Despite having one hell of a trailer, Ubisoft has its work cut out for it. Many gamers were displeased with last year’s Assassin’s Creed III, favoring the Ezio trilogy over new protagonist Connor’s exploits during the Revolutionary War. Black Flag stars Connor’s grandfather in an entirely new setting that will hopefully correct the wrongs players found with the third game, and bring back the quality they expect.
There’s no release date for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag just yet, but the game will be out across every major console and PC, including the PS4 and whatever Microsoft ends up calling the next Xbox.