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First screenshot of 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag' surfaces

Earlier this month word came out that Ubisoft's next Assassin's Creed title will not be called "Assassin's Creed 4" and was code named "Assassin's Creed: Golden Age." Shortly after, news broke that Ubisoft was holding a "mysterious" Assassin's Creed meeting on February 27th, presumably to show off the next installment in their series, officially titled "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag."

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Ashunderfire861246d ago

There were rumors of Assassin's Creed to take place in China or Japan a while back. So whoever disagree prepare to eat your words. Just look at the picture that is evidence enough.

PockyKing1246d ago

There was no rumor of the game taking place in China or Japan. A fan made art of the concept, nothing more.

Gamehard1246d ago

And it doesn't look like a samurai at all, lol ruffles coming out of the sleeves, and it's pretty obvious that's not a samurai sword on his belt. And the artwork kinda gives it away as pirate themed. Sorry bro :(

mep691245d ago

@Gamehard

Yep i'm with you. If the words "black flag" wasn't pirate sounding enough, we then have a piece of concept with pirates in it.

SHORYUKEN1245d ago

PockyKing is right it was a fan made art.

But what if.... it taking place in China?

The I say bring it on it will be great!

irepbtown1245d ago

Second pic looks like they are on a ship. I'm thinking Pirates considering the dudes beard.

They really aren't giving anything away at this point.

E3 I guess..

Minato-Namikaze1245d ago

Asians cant be pirates? lol. But i still need to finish liberation :(

guitarded771245d ago

If "Black Flag" isn't pirate enough for you, petition Ubi to call it ACIV: Peg Leg... of something like that. Now that I think about it, it would be badass to assassinate people with a peg leg. Oh, and I must say... AC is officially played out for me. I just can't keep up anymore. I love the series, but damn... really??? We don't need an annual game. It just wears on the player. Bi-annual would keep it fresh. Although the ship levels from AC III were incredible.

Reverent1245d ago

I agree that it very well may be pirates, but @irepbtown, you're really basing the theory just because of the guys beard? lol.

PS3Freak1245d ago (Edited 1245d ago )

The second image clearly shows a skull and crossbones flag.

There's no "it could be pirates". It's pirates. Unless these images are BS.

ElectricKaibutsu1245d ago

According to the article it is indeed about pirates and will take place in the Carribbean.

starchild1245d ago

They SHOULD do one set in Japan. I think it would be the most interesting setting.

AsimLeonheart1245d ago

Another Assasin's Creed already??? Ubisoft is really milking the franchise.

ABizzel11245d ago

@Gamehard

I agree as well, as @mep69 said Black flag sounds like a pirate game, on top of that they wouldn't have spent all that time developing naval battles in Assassin's Creed 4 for nothing. It was a tech demo for a true Pirate based Assassin's Creed.

ZombieNinjaPanda1245d ago

@Guitared

I think Black Flag is more punk than pirate.

gedapeleda1245d ago

Set in the caribbean
Maximum hype, I always wanted one in Caribbean.

ps3_pwns1245d ago

You done goofed. the amount of disagrees you recieved is astronomical!! I dont think you will be able to recover from this fail so easily lol.

Awesome assasins creed 4! wonder if it will be on the ps4!

gamingmaster20131245d ago

Only way this game is gonna be interesting is if the pirates are somali pirates!

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CapsLocke1246d ago

Looks like more of the same.

Snake Raiser1245d ago

You mean Assassin's "press counter button to win" Creed?

grailly1245d ago

this has me worried, AC series has a lot of potential, and some of the games in the series are good, but I really disliked 3, it felt like it wasn't polished at all and rushed in some parts. If we already have a poster, I'm worried AC4 will have the same problem.

Eyeco1245d ago

I've said this before, people are quick to jump on the COD hate band waggon with it's annual release, but Assassins Creed ALWAYS gets a free pass

UnholyLight1245d ago

More of what we don't want. We don't want another fucking terrible game like ACIII, we don't want fucking pirates or whatever. We all want an asian setting for the next AC, too bad we won't get it..

GIVE US SOMETHING WE WANT, DEVS!

yeahokchief1245d ago (Edited 1245d ago )

I stand by what i said a few weeks ago about the AC series.

I will buy one of these when they go into space.

Because by that time it will be so ridiculous that it will be comical.

This pic got me a little excited because it's a bit blurry and it looked for a second like he was wearing a space suit.

Kurt Russell1245d ago

I got as far as Assasins Creed revelations... too burnt out fromt he series to play AC3, let alone ANOTHER sequel.

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profgerbik1245d ago

Umm - Black Flag says Pirates, even the cover, shows a bunch of pirates.

Meh not into pirate themes.. I also could tell that one screen shot looked like a pirate outfit.

-Gespenst-1245d ago (Edited 1245d ago )

No, it looks like Connor. The poster in particular. It's the hair in the screenshot that gives it away for me.

EDIT: Just realised the whole Edward Kenway thing.

IAmLee1245d ago

If it's anything like AC3 I'm not interested...

Ashunderfire861245d ago

Ok I was wrong so stop responding you prove your point lol!!!

Sam Fisher1245d ago

They are going to stick to this generation of ac for about three games or more than move onto an other generation, i personally dont like the generation ac3 took place, doesnt feel unique to me, feels abit too generic, it wouldve been nice to go for a different pace, like as china, japan, f&$k at this point i wouldnt mind africa, something different

braydox211245d ago

well it would be pretty awsome if this game takes a world approach, i mean like you could travel to places like singapore, the middle east, Africa, Britain,

tubers1245d ago

Africa? Sounds cool!

If it was Japan, you'd just be a typical ninja.. probably won't feel too special :P

Ser1245d ago

It's obviously something piratey. "Black Flag"

Not a samurai.

rpd1231245d ago

Samurai wore flags called sashimono on their backs so they could be identified. The title could easily be a way of saying that it's a samurai without a cause. Ronin type stuff.

Ser1245d ago

I doubt a development team would use the term "black flag" to describe a ronin / samurai setting for an AC game. Not recognizable enough for the mainstream.

rpd1231245d ago

True. It's just odd to me, because the screenshot of the character doesn't look pirate-y to me. And he looks nothing like the person in the promo poster. So one has to be fake.

Andreas-Sword1245d ago

I hope the new Assassin is a Samurai!

007Bond1245d ago

Wow another ASS creed coming what a surprise just like COD now.

ichimaru1245d ago

then it looks like something i've been asking for since the first AC creed

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AngelicIceDiamond1246d ago

Can't get excited anymore. This game is official, officially milked.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1245d ago (Edited 1245d ago )

Yeah and to many assassin creed like games on he market.. Oh wait despite it being milked it's Assassins creed unique?

Nimblest-Assassin1245d ago

Even I'm not that excited :/

They need to give the series a break... they say a new dev team was working on this for years... but how can they address the problems with AC3 in such a short time...

Why is AC the only ubi game with a yearly release... I really don't want the series to go stale...

peowpeow1245d ago

I was the biggest AC fan, story, gameplay everything. I absolutely loved AC1/2/B/R but I can't even get through 3..

Eamon1245d ago

Well, let's wait and hear more details. AC3 was released a year after Revelations yet it was in the making for 2 and a half years. Not that AC3 was very enjoyable, it had a lot of faults.

Hopefully, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag can be a breath of a fresh air for the series.

ironfist921245d ago

I was sold on Pirates, tbh. Not enough games based on Pirates...or Dinosaurs for that matter.

We need a Dinosaur-fighting Pirate game.

GiggMan1246d ago

This one takes place on a farm. :-)

IAmLee1245d ago

the first 42 missions will be based around crops and farming. The last 3 you will become an assassin.. :')

doublejj1246d ago

i agree this is so soon as the one that just released October last year is still fresh but that's just the business of gaming as they strive to keep content fresh when they have no more DLC to send out but they can easily put this game as DLC into AC3 but it would not be logical for business and they want to be in tune with the next generation.

Moncole1245d ago

There is one every year.

WeskerChildReborned1245d ago

It's to be expected..i mean for the past few years, AC has been releasing yearly.

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Trenta271246d ago

I love the series,but please be somewhat pretty at least. AC3 was like a PS1 game in some areas and others completely gorgeous. It was all over the place.