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Assassin vs. sharks, first trailer for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

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No, really, did Edward Kenway just fight off Jaws? In this first look of the fourth Assassin’s Creed installment, there’s plenty of swashbuckling action on the Caribbean islands and swimming, too, it seems deep down in the sea where stingrays lurk. Of course, just like every other Assassin’s Creed trailer, the video cuts away seconds after Edward leaps down onto his target, before he performs an aerial assassination. There’s lots of naval warfare on the high seas to keep your sense of excitement heightened.

Despite the beautiful graphics and cool idea, Ubisoft’s focus seems to be transitioning from assassins to whatever appeals to the mainstream audience. Plus, the dramatic voiceover in every trailer is getting cheesy. Yeah, we get it – Edward is a fearsome, violent, handsome, promiscuous big bad wolf. We hear you loud and clear.

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