Despite this being out in the realm of the internet for a while now, we've stuck to our word and held the embargo Ubisoft put on place for the announcement of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. We can now, however, confirm that Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will be released in Europe on November 1st.
First up, the trailer. If any of you caught the leak this week then you'll be happy (or sad) to know that the official announcement trailer is identical. If not, here it is.
The story goes the protagonist, Edward Kenway, is a young British man that left the navy to embrace piracy during the final decade of the Golden Age of Piracy, a period of time which began in around 1715, following the signing of the Treaty of Utrecht which ended war between Spain, Great Britain, France, Portugal and the Dutch Republic. As a large number of people in the war were sailors in the navy, they became pirates, just like ol' Edward Kenway.
He is then caught up in the war between the Templars and the Assassins, and then becomes the first member of the Kenway family to join the Assassin Order. For those Assassin's Creed III fans, you'll be interested to know that Kenway is the grandfather of Ratonhnhaké:ton (a.k.a. Connor), as Haytham is Kenway's son.
What about the Templars? They are looking for a mysterious place that supposedly could give them a strong advantage against the Assassins and help them reach their goal of human domination. Of course, the Assassins are there to intervene.
But what does Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag look like? If the trailer wasn't any clue, here are some amazing screenshots.
Whether or not Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag can be both a pirate game and a true Assassin's Creed III sequel we are yet to see, but we can safely assume that we'll see more at E3 come June. Are you pumped for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, or are you silently waiting for Watch_Dogs? Maybe both? Let us know in the comments below!