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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Ashunderfire861636d 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.

PockyKing1636d ago

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

Gamehard1636d 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 :(

mep691636d ago


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.

SHORYUKEN1636d 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!

irepbtown1636d 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-Namikaze1636d ago

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

guitarded771636d 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.

Reverent1636d 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.

PS3Freak1636d ago (Edited 1636d 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.

ElectricKaibutsu1636d ago

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

starchild1636d ago

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

AsimLeonheart1636d ago

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

ABizzel11636d ago


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.

ZombieNinjaPanda1636d ago


I think Black Flag is more punk than pirate.

gedapeleda1635d ago

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

ps3_pwns1635d 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!

gamingmaster20131635d ago

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

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CapsLocke1636d ago

Looks like more of the same.

Snake Raiser1636d ago

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

grailly1636d 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.

Eyeco1636d 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

UnholyLight1636d 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..


yeahokchief1635d ago (Edited 1635d 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 Russell1635d 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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profgerbik1636d 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-1636d ago (Edited 1636d 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.

IAmLee1636d ago

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

Ashunderfire861636d ago

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

Sam Fisher1636d 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

braydox211636d 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,

tubers1635d ago

Africa? Sounds cool!

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