New 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag' Shows How to Capture a Fort with a Ship

Posted Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 09:30 AM PDT by
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

"Pirate's Creed" shaping up nicely.

The latest 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag' video starts as most 'Assassin's Creed' preview videos do, with a cut scene. As the new protagonist Edward Kenway chats with cohort, Adewale, the pair decide to take on a fort, which is being defended by ships and towers.

With game director Ashraf Ismail on hand to explain some of the less obvious details, the naval warfare and siege looks considerably prettier than many 'Assassin's Creed III' battles. A combination of sandbox approach and seamless combat options help to make the gameplay more palatable than some previous incarnations.

From Ubisoft, "Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, 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."

Source: Ubisoft

Author: Brian Hoss

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