'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag' Launch Trailer Released


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The lull in gaming previews felt during October is finally coming to an end. Earlier this week Activision released the launch trailer for its biggest game of the year (Call of Duty: Ghosts), and now Ubisoft has done the same.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is set to launch next week and Ubisoft has just released its definitive preview for the piracy simulator. Instead of all the various ship battles, exploration, and mini-game elements previewed throughout the past few months, the launch trailer for Black Flag focuses on the game's story. The title will tell the story of Edward Kenway, a pirate in the early 18th century that also just happens to be an assassin.

With Watch Dogs now delayed until next year, Black Flag is set to be Ubisoft's first game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360 consoles. Though Assassin's Creed III left the series in a bit of a lurch, next-gen visuals and the freedom of a pirate's life just might put some new life into the Assassin's Creed franchise.