Assassin’s Creed IV Trailer Sets Up the Perfect Nautical Heist...

Assassin’s Creed IV Trailer Sets Up the Perfect Nautical Heist

Though the bandits of the high seas never seem to fail at capturing our imaginations – “Yo-Ho” pirates I mean; modern pirates would sooner hold you hostage than your imagination – their portrayal in pop culture as of late doesn’t quite jive with history. Somehow, heavy doses of mysticism and heavier amounts of eyeliner are what comes to mind when you say pirate.

That’s part of the reason I want Black Flag so badly. Assassin’s Creed, by its very video gaming nature, must take liberties with historical accuracy (you won’t find Ezio and Altair in the history books, sorry for the harsh reality check), but its devs assure us their pirates are right on the money. A producer’s comparison of Black Flag’s cast of gloomy, galleon storming misfits to the Sons of Anarchy keeps bouncing around in my head.

Just the tone that sets has me sold on the narrative – which, glimpsed in this trailer, appears to have an extra touch of the cinematic – and it doesn’t hurt that every single person that’s demoed Black Flag immediately has a laundry list of praise to for it.

North American shores see the 360, PS3, and Wii U editions of the game on Oct. 29th, the PS4 version on launch day Nov. 15th, the PC version on Nov. 19th, and the Xbox One edition on its launch day of Nov. 22nd. You get all that?

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