Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

XB360, PC, PS3, WIIU, PS4, XBOX ONE / Action / Release: Oct 29, 2013 / ESRB: U

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Assassin's Creed 4 trailer shows off PC graphics bits

Assassin's Creed 4 trailer shows off PC graphics bits

We've already seen fancy graphical whizzbangs in the next-generation console versions of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, but the PC has a few extra tricks up its sleeve. A new trailer from Nvidia shows off a few effects the graphics card company has worked with Ubisoft exclusively for its cards, which may not be huge but are welcome.

Watch: The tech demo trailer »

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PlayStation-exclusive DLC for Assassin's Creed and Watch Dog are locked for six months

PlayStation-exclusive DLC for Assassin's Creed and Watch Dog are locked for six months

PlayStation snagged exclusive DLC for both Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. But, "exclusive" typically means "timed exclusive" in this business, and that happens to be the case here too.

Read more: Just a six month wait »

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Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag '101' video is nine minutes long, just in case

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag '101' video is nine minutes long, just in case

Ubisoft has released a "101" trailer for Assassin's Creed 4, a nine minute overview of pretty much everything Black Flag has to offer. Get to understand the story, see some of the side characters, and see how you can live the pirate's life in this year's AC game. If you watch this and every other trailer Ubisoft has released, congrats! You no longer need to play the game because you've probably seen everything the game has to offer.

Watch: Nine minutes of piracy »

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Assassin's Creed 4 modern day offers up to 5 hours of gameplay

Assassin's Creed 4 modern day offers up to 5 hours of gameplay

The modern-day storyline of Assassin's Creed 4 has you playing as an employee of Abstergo Entertainment. It's content that Ubisoft has described as "optional." However, if you do want to rummage in the present, what will you discover?

Game director Ashraf Ismail explained that "in total, if you were to do everything in the present day--find everything, hack every computer, access every room--it's a solid three to five hours." However, all players will be required to play in the modern day for about 20-25 minutes, Ismail admitted, proving that Ubisoft doesn't quite understand what the word "optional" means.

Read more: Meta story 'has to be in there' »

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Assassin's Creed 4 DLC not coming to Wii U

Assassin's Creed 4 DLC not coming to Wii U

Once again, the Nintendo version of a multi-platform game is being nerfed. Freedom Cry for Assassin's Creed 4 will not be available on Wii U.

Read more: Nintendo's DLC history »

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Assassin's Creed 4: Freedom Cry trailer shows off single-player DLC

Assassin's Creed 4: Freedom Cry trailer shows off single-player DLC

The hard-working folks at Ubisoft manage not only to create a brand new Assassin's Creed every year, but a Season Pass as well. This year's collection of add-ons stars Adewale, a pirate that manages to become Edward Kenway's second-in-command. In this new three-hour single-player adventure dubbed "Freedom Cry," Adewale is on a journey to free slaves.

The pack will cost $20, a "20% savings" over buying each item separately. In addition to the new story, the Season Pass will include an exclusive Kraken Ship, and new characters for use in the multiplayer mode.

Watch: The trailer »

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Assassin's Creed 4 lead designer explains PC delays

Assassin's Creed 4 lead designer explains PC delays

Ubisoft announced earlier this week that Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag would set sail on PC on November 19. It's not the first time the series has featured a later PC release and it's almost come to be expected by now. AC4 lead designer Jean-Sebastien Decant explains the delays, saying it's a matter of perfecting the console version first.

Read more: Dual master SKU's »

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How Assassin's Creed 4 for PS4 will use DualShock 4

How Assassin's Creed 4 for PS4 will use DualShock 4

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag is set to release at the end of October on current-gen consoles, but a new preview offers some insight on the upcoming PS4 version. Specifically, it shows off some of the functions tied to DualShock 4's new touchpad.

Watch: Touch pad controls demonstrated »

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Assassin's Creed 4 release dates: PC coming November 19

Assassin's Creed 4 release dates: PC coming November 19

It may be difficult to keep track of exactly when you'll be able to play Assassin's Creed 4. The cross-gen release of Black Flag, coupled with Ubisoft's penchant for delayed PC releases, means that the game has four different release dates. Let's take a look, shall we?

Read more: Finally, the PC version isn't last »

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Assassin's Creed 4's companion app detailed

Assassin's Creed 4's companion app detailed

As we previously reported, Assassin's Creed 4 will launch with a companion app for touch devices. And this is what it looks like. By Ubisoft's admission, it's "straightforward," with its main purpose being an interactive map. While it may not offer the neat cross-platform multiplayer of Watch Dogs, it's still a rather useful tool, especially as you can set waypoints via tablet that appear in the game in real-time.

"There are a lot of these small comfort tools where instead of having to go into a menu you can just have it next to you and do stuff really easily," game director Ashraf Ismail said. "Or you can have someone else do it for you. It's kind of like your first mate next to you."

Read more: On-the-go fleet minigame »

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Single-player saves won't transfer in cross-gen games

Single-player saves won't transfer in cross-gen games

To ease the transition into the next-gen, both PS4 and Xbox One offer ways of upgrading cross-gen games on the cheap. And while games like Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts will allow players to transfer their multiplayer stats between generations, single-player data will be lost when moving between generations.

Read more: The games affected »

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PS4 will recognize PS3 game discs for cross-gen upgrades

PS4 will recognize PS3 game discs for cross-gen upgrades

To ease the transition from this gen to the next, PlayStation 4 will let you upgrade select PS3 games to PS4 versions for a fee. Sony has outlined exactly how that will work, and apparently it means the PS4 can recognize PlayStation 3 discs to some extent.

Read more: Ghosts, Battlefield, and Ubisoft games »

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Assassin's Creed 4 trailer highlights next-gen pretties

Assassin's Creed 4 trailer highlights next-gen pretties

"'Next-gen bush?' I want to see a next-gen bush," I've said every morning since hearing about Assassin's Creed IV's shiny next-gen versions. At long last, a new trailer gives a close-up look at all the fancy tech and effects in the open-world murder simulator's posh versions, for people who like gawping at render passes.

Watch: Those next-gen bushes »

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Here's ten more minutes of footage from Assassin's Creed 4

Here's ten more minutes of footage from Assassin's Creed 4

At this point, you should know exactly what to expect from Assassin's Creed 4. Ubisoft has already released lengthy videos showing off naval combat and the massive open world. But if you want a closer look at some of the other non-stabbing adventures in store from the game, a new 10 minute video walkthrough from Ubisoft shows off diving for treasure, brawling in bars, and harpooning for sharks.

Watch: Ten more minutes of gameplay »

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PS4 receiving exclusive content from 20 third-party publishers and developers

PS4 receiving exclusive content from 20 third-party publishers and developers

The PS4 won't be short on exclusive third-party content following its launch. This year's GameStop Expo revealed that 20 third-party publishers and developers are partnering up with Sony to deliver exclusives for the new console. Some of what you can expect is Bungie offering content for Destiny, Ubisoft delivering content for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Watch Dogs, and Bethesda offering the exclusive Elder Scrolls Online beta.

Read more: The full list »

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