Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

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

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag for PC to come after consoles

By John Keefer, Jun 19, 2013 5:30pm PDT

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag will be out on October 26 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U on October 26, and will be a launch title for the next-gen Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, if you want to get a taste of the pirate life on PC, you'll have to wait even ...

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Assassin's Creed 4 multiplayer adds 'Game Lab' customization

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 14, 2013 5:45pm PDT

Ever since the Assassin's Creed franchise added multiplayer, fans of the series have known what to expect. This year's Assassin's Creed 4 includes multiplayer, of course. However, it adds a new feature that promises to shake things up.

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Three Assassin's Creed games in the works

By Steve Watts, Jun 14, 2013 12:45pm PDT

Ubisoft has three Assassin's Creed games in the works right now, and Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says the rotating teams will help them keep each one "appealing and fresh."

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Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed 4 get PlayStation-exclusive missions

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 10, 2013 7:49pm PDT

If you can't give a console maker exclusive games, you can at least get a little leverage out of exclusive content. Ubisoft is offering up exclusive missions for Assassin's Creed IV and Watch Dogs on PlayStation 4 and PS3, Sony announced during its pre-E3 press conference, i...

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Getting rid of Desmond makes Assassin's Creed 4 the best game for newcomers

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 10, 2013 4:15pm PDT

Assassin's Creed 3 ended Desmond's story, letting go of narrative baggage that was holding the franchise down. "It was a barrier to entry for people that want to pick it up," Darby McDevitt, lead writer of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, admitted.

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Assassin's Creed 4 won't 'waste any time' with a long intro

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 10, 2013 4:15pm PDT

"We're not going to waste any time," the lead writer of Assassin's Creed 4 promised. "He's going to be a pirate when you press Start."

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Assassin's Creed 4 to launch with free companion app for tablets

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 10, 2013 4:15pm PDT

Assassin's Creed 4 will launch with a free companion app for tablets, enabling "second screen gameplay" that's so trendy nowadays.

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Assassin's Creed 4 trailer bends its knee to no man

By Steve Watts, May 15, 2013 10:15am PDT

A new trailer for Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag details the character of Edward Kenway, who turned his back on the rich and ruling classes of his native land.

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Assassin's Creed 4 trailer is piracy primer

By Steve Watts, May 13, 2013 11:00am PDT

A new Assassin's Creed 4 trailer schools viewers on the basics of the Golden Age of Piracy, before showcasing our new assassin hero fighting and plundering with the best of them.

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This is what Assassin's Creed 4 looks like on PS4

By Steve Watts, May 09, 2013 10:30am PDT

Ubisoft creative director Jean Guesdon and associate producer Sylvain Trottier talk about what we can expect in the PlayStation 4 version of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag.

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Assassin's Creed 4 writer explains technical limitations

By Steve Watts, Apr 22, 2013 7:00am PDT

Assassin's Creed 4 lead writer Darby McDevitt talks about some of the unforeseen technical limitations he runs into when ironing out stories.

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Ubisoft Montreal head explains annualized Assassin's Creed

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2013 8:00am PDT

Ubisoft Montreal head Yannis Mallat explains why the sales response to Assassin's Creed games hasn't slowed its annualization, and how a yearly game doesn't mean a yearly development cycle.

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Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag trailer reveals gameplay

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 25, 2013 10:25am PDT

Juggling two jobs can be difficult for anyone, but Captain Edward Kenway seems to take the responsibilities of both pirate and Assassin in his stride. Ubisoft today dropped the first "gameplay" trailer for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, showing the kind of salty shenanigan...

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Assassin's Creed 4: what's in store for the present-day story

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 14, 2013 2:00pm PDT

In this in-depth feature, we explore where the "present day" narrative of Assassin's Creed 4 can go. Note that there are many spoilers from across the entire Assassin's Creed franchise.

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Assassin's Creed 4 dev: pirates no longer 'for kids'

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 11, 2013 10:00am PDT

You and I know pirates to be cheery drunkards, perhaps made of plasticine, who plunder cursed booty and battle sea monsters. Yet, Ubisoft Montreal claims, this is all fiction. The developer has said it is "giving pirates the HBO, reality treatment" in Assassin's Creed 4: Bla...

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