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Assassin’s Creed 4 trailer introduces Edward Kenway, new major details

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The heat is definitely on for this triple A title! After showing off first screens of the game, Ubisoft has released a second trailer for Assassin’s Creed 4, this time calling newly-announced protagonist Edward Kenway ‘a pirate trained by Assassins’. The one-minute video zooms in on Edward’s armor and weapons, besides showing his face contorted in various mid-scream expressions while fighting pirates.

Here are the details about Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag:

  • Setting is in West Indies, 1715
  • 50 unique locations with hidden treasures – cities, ruins, coves, caves and jungles
  • 8 studios are developing the game with Ubisoft Montreal leading – others: Singapore, Sofia, Annecy, Kiev, Quebec, Bucharest, and Montpellier
  • The game has been in development since 2011
  • Fight with notorious pirates of history – Edward ‘Blackbeard’ Teach, Benjamin Hornigold, Calico Jack, and Anne Bonny
  • Because it’s all about pirates, freedom is an important aspect in gameplay
  • New hero is Edward Kenway, former British privateer, father of Haytham and grandfather of Connor of AC3
  • He’s selfish, cocky and charismatic
  • His ship is named Jackdaw; can be upgraded, repaired, customized
  • He can harpoon whales, dive and loot
  • He can climb the crow’s nest and his spyglass will tell you about enemy ships such as strength and type of cargo
  • Wider choices for assassinations
  • The weather will affect naval warfare more than AC3
  • Plenty of tactical approaches for dominating enemy ships – grapple across to fight man-to-man, attack with ship cannons, go igconito and surprise attack
  • Different types of ships such as ‘chargers’
  • The modern day story is about you, the research analyst
  • Multiplayer modes like other AC games
  • Better graphics for PlayStation 4

Arr matey, Assassin’s Creed 4 is said to set sail on October 29 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Wii U and most likely, the unannounced Xbox 720. What do you think? Do you think it might end up feeling too rushed? Or do you think it will emerge a winner?

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