Assassin’s Creed 4 Announced!

We’re big fans of the Assassin’s Creed series here at Henchman-4-Hire, and it is with great excitement that I announce the upcoming Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag! It’s going to be about pirates!

The game is going to be set in the early 1700s and star Edward Kenway, grandfather to Connor, the protagonist from Assassin’s Creed 3. I think that’s disappointing, because I liked Connor and was hoping to see his story continue. But that trailer is nonetheless exciting. Pirates weren’t on my list of potential future franchises, but it’s a very cool choice. The naval missions in Assassin’s Creed 3 were fantastic, so it’s great that they’re now going to become a big part of the new game. In fact, according to IGN, the developers want to make it so that land and naval gameplay are intertwined, so that you could theoretically sail up to a port in your ship, then jump off and run into the city like normal. That sounds awesome.

You can read IGN’s announcement page this morning. It has a lot of info and other videos.

So the game is going to star Edward Kenway, the most badass and coolest pirate on the Seven Seas. He’s going to be an Assassin, which is always nice, and apparently command the respect of Blackbeard himself! I suggested the Assassins meet Abe Lincoln or Hitler, but Blackbeard is a fine  choice.

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The action will take place in Havana, Kingston and Nassau, which is apparently the Republic of Pirates. Whoever came up with that ‘Republic of Pirates’ idea hopefully got a promotion on the spot.

There is still going to be part of the game that takes place in the modern day, possibly without Desmond Miles. I’ve always considered the modern-day stuff to be an unnecessary add-on. We don’t need some silly invention like the Animus to provide a reason to travel back in time. Just create a game that takes place back in time. Apparently the developers were vague about the modern-day stuff in the initial announcement. Hopefully it won’t be too big of a deal when the game comes out on Oct. 29 because I’m definitely excited to be a pirate!

Assassin’s Creed 4 is probably going to turn out to be the best Pirates of the Caribbean game ever made.

About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on March 4, 2013, in Video Games and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. nationarticulation

    Wow! i totally missed this news. I’ve enjoyed the AC games, they are some fo the few games is till bother to play. Seems to be a prequel so maybe we will see Connor again! which is great, i loved that character. I do hope we see what turns Connor’s father into a templar though as i suspect the seeds will be planted on through his father. AC3 was a game tht like the second in the franchise; played like a multi issue comic story.

    • I’m grateful to hear that my blog actually does inform people sometimes! I think Ubisoft might be going for a whole Kenway Family franchise, the same way Ezio got all those games. We had Connor, now we’ll see his grandfather, and I bet the next game will either star Haythem or maybe Connor’s own son or grandson (hopefully in the Civil War!).

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