Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag sets sail for PC and Xbox One

Assassions Creed IV Black Flag (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 4

As of today, with the release of the PC and Xbox One versions, Assassin’s Creed of Black Flag is now available for all announced platforms. As Edward Kenway, a former Royal Navy privateer turned pirate, players will sail around the West Indies in search of Templar and plunder. True to pirate form, players will be able to raid ports, hijack ships, and even exchange cannon fire with Blackbeard and other famous pirates from the era.

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PlayStation 4 now available in stores and online

PlayStation 4 (System) Day One Patch Announcement - Set

After months of anticipation, it has arrived: Sony’s PlayStation 4. The $399 successor to the PS3 is available alongside numerous games and services, including the PS App companion for Android and iOS, allowing use of the handhelds as second screens and as remotes; PSN for PS4, along with popular apps such as Hulu and Netflix; and over 20 games, including Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Contrast, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, Need for Speed Rivals, and Resogun. The system comes with a replaceable 500 GB hard drive and 8GB of GDDR5 of RAM, while the operating system allows gamers to share videos and screenshots over social media networks and streaming sites. Each package also contains vouchers for a free month of PS Plus, one for a month of Music Unlimited, and another for $10 in PS Store credit.

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Pirates approaching! Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag available for PS4

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Assassin’s Creed officially enters the next generation today with the release of Black Flag for PS4. The latest entry in the series, currently available for 360, PC, PS3, and Wii U, transports gamers to the Golden Age of Pirates. As Edward Kenway, former Royal Navy privateer turned pirate, players will chase down Templars throughout the West Indies, raid ports, hijack ships, and meet other famous pirates, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane. The PS4 version also supports Remote Play with PS Vita, allowing gamers to continue playing on the go using a local network via WiFi.

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Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag goes goooooooooooold for PC

Xbox (System) E3 2013 Announcements - Assassins Creed IV Screenshot 2

The PC version of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag has gone gold, according to Ubisoft. Gamers will have the chance to buy it in one of three versions: Standard, Deluxe Edition (bonus locations, items, and adventure featuring Liberation’s Aveline), or Uplay Deluxe Edition (all of the Deluxe Edition’s content as well as the Pride of the West Indies pack). The standard and deluxe editions will be available in stores and online, while the Uplay release is online only as it is exclusive to Ubisoft’s digital outlet. It was also noted that Nvidia card users will also have access to special features, such as God Rays, percentage-closer soft shadows, and temporal anti-aliasing. Several GeForce cards (list) have been bundled with digital copies of both Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Black Flag.

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Yarr! Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag sets sail for 360, PS3, and Wii U

Assassions Creed IV Black Flag (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Privateer turned pirate Edward Kenway is hitting the high seas today with the release of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. Set in the early years of the 18th century, Kenway must battle the Templars throughout the West Indies as he takes ports, commandeers ships, and encounters other famous pirates of the age, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane. As with its predecessors, combat will once again be a mixture of stealth and brute force, both of the armed and unarmed variety. And when he’s not fighting, Kenway will be exploring the more than 50 navigable locations. Oh, and whaling. He’ll also definitely be doing some whaling.

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New Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag narrated gameplay video released

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag’s director Ashraf Ismail talks gamers through the life of a pirate in a new gameplay trailer. The footage features Edward Kenway, Royal Navy officer turned pirate, sailing the ocean in search of treasure to loot and enemy ships to capture. Kenway upgrades a captured ship, takes on new crew members, and takes controls of a fort after a successful raid.

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Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Watch Dogs announced for Xbox One

Assassins Creed IV Black Flag (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U) Announcement - Screenshot 5

Ubisoft has confirmed that both Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Watch Dogs will be available for Xbox One. Those are only two of at least six titles that the studio plans to release during the system’s first year. Both ACIV and Watch Dogs are scheduled to launch for the Xbox One later this year.

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Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag gameplay trailer released

Ubisoft has released the first gameplay footage from Black Flag, the fourth entry in the Assassin’s Creed series. The video shows the latest assassin, Captain Edward Kenway, pirating about the West Indies in search of plunder and Templars.

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Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag detailed, trailer and screens released

As mentioned last week, Ubisoft has released new details about the upcoming sequel to Assassin’s Creed 3, Black Flag. The next installment has been in development for around two years, with efforts headed by Ubisoft Montreal and six other Ubi studios in support, and will be available for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, and Wii U, as well as “other next generation consoles” (i.e. Xbox Square, or whatever it’ll be called). The game will be available for the current slate of systems—360, PS3, and Wii U—this fall, on October 29.

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Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag confirmed by Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag (360, PC, PS3) Announcement - Header

The rumored pirate-themed fourth entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise has been confirmed today by Ubisoft. The notice was pretty sparse, save for the piece of included art, with only a notice that the official title is Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and that more will be revealed on March 4.

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