Assassin's Creed 4 to take place during 'Golden Age of Piracy'

More information about Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 4 continues to leak today. A map reveals that the game will take place in the Caribbean, during the "Golden Age of Piracy."

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More information about Ubisoft's technically-unannounced Assassin's Creed 4 continues to leak today. Marketing materials revealed the pirate-themed "Black Flag," set to arrive some time before April 2014. A map from the game has been leaked by the same source to Kotaku, and it reveals some critical details about Ubisoft's next open-world game.

According to the map, the game will take place in 1715 across the Caribbean islands, a time that is referred to as the "Golden Age of Piracy." Although players did sail to the Caribbean in Assassin's Creed 3, those adventures didn't happen until the 1770s. The ship you commandeer in AC3--the Aquila--wasn't even built until 1749, meaning the upcoming AC4 predates Connor's journey by a number of decades.

A major raid on the Spanish by English pirates in 1715 could be one of the game's earlier moments, as it sets the stage for the events to follow. We wouldn't be surprised if Black Flag featured some of history's most famous pirates, namely Edward Teach--better known as Blackbeard.

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    February 27, 2013 11:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Assassin's Creed 4 to take place during 'Golden Age of Piracy'.

    More information about Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 4 continues to leak today. A map reveals that the game will take place in the Caribbean, during the "Golden Age of Piracy."

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      February 27, 2013 11:33 AM

      LOL Ubisoft

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      February 27, 2013 11:34 AM

      Game is about using BitTorrent and Megaupload

      • ArB legacy 10 years
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        February 27, 2013 5:06 PM

        It's packed into 2700 1.44 MB zip archives. Totally worth it.

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        February 27, 2013 7:51 PM

        does not work, ryuuseki.

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          February 27, 2013 8:37 PM

          Make sure your ftp client is in the right binary mode, duh. Fucking n00bs don't even deserve w4r3z.

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            February 27, 2013 9:04 PM

            Nope still not working with Filezilla or FireFTP.

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      February 27, 2013 11:54 AM

      Coo, this will own.

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      February 27, 2013 12:02 PM

      I want a pirate game in a skyrim type way, not a pirate game in an ass cred way. =(

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        February 27, 2013 5:32 PM

        I want any pirate game someone is willing to make. There aren't nearly enough open-world pirate games to get picky! Also AssCreed3 did the naval missions really well. I want that stuff expanded!

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      February 27, 2013 2:26 PM

      This doesn't pique my interest, at all. I really liked the ship missions in AC3, but they were better served as being side-missions, and not the main attraction. I'd rather see something in the 19th century, maybe in England or France.

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        February 27, 2013 2:28 PM

        Or in Japan

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        February 27, 2013 4:43 PM

        Okay, you have to keep an open mind to the lore possibilities here. A pirate assassin basically means that he could have banged anywhere in the world and left a descendant. This game is the link to an Asian assassin's creed.

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          February 27, 2013 5:05 PM

          Assassins Creed V: Asianwaste ? :P

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            February 27, 2013 6:25 PM

            yea that will involve me gasping for air as I run away from a villager I tried that "gentle push" move on.

            Spoiler: I get horribly brutalized and I cry home.

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      February 27, 2013 2:40 PM

      ARRRRRRquiescat in pace

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      February 27, 2013 4:58 PM

      So in the 1990's?

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      February 27, 2013 5:01 PM

      After I was so disappointed in 3 I don't know if I will play any more AC games. I just do not care for the story anymore. The ending didn't make any sense, and the last character was boring.

      Maybe if it gets some crazy good reviews I will pick it up. I'm not going to hold my breath though.

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      February 27, 2013 5:10 PM

      Whatever this ends up being, please, please, please...do not call it 4ssassin's Creed. Just...don't do it.

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        February 27, 2013 6:26 PM

        You're lucky they didn't call AC3 "Assassins Creed 3: Assassins Freed"

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      February 27, 2013 5:29 PM

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      February 27, 2013 6:28 PM

      Do we get to play as Kim Dotcom?

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      February 27, 2013 6:32 PM

      Needs more feudal Japan.

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      February 27, 2013 7:46 PM

      Have they even finished Desmond's story? I bought all up to AC3 and got bored with what I had.

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        February 27, 2013 8:00 PM

        It felt more like they jettisoned it than finished it, but yeah, his story's complete.

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      February 27, 2013 7:52 PM

      SOMALIA WINS. FATALITY. HUMILIATION

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      February 27, 2013 8:35 PM

      This looks like Sid Meier's Pirates, brought to you by the money and tech made from Assassin's Creed. WHICH IS COMPLETELY AWESOME.

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      February 27, 2013 9:24 PM

      Missed out on French Revolution. Which would have been a natural follow-on (in a Brotherhood way) to the American Revolution. Some character overlap etc

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        February 27, 2013 9:26 PM

        and they could have milked that forever! revolution to empire, to bourbon restoration to july monarchy to second republic to second empire to blah blah blah. That first revolution was so fucking effective!

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        February 27, 2013 11:45 PM

        srsly - with some of the Ass3 characters, i was 90% sure they were going to france next

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      February 27, 2013 10:28 PM

      ARRcreed

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      February 27, 2013 11:48 PM

      So... much... AC. I'm not complaining, I don't have to play them, but for me they're the kind of games I boot up every few months, play for a few hours on a night or two, and then forget about them for a while again. I'm now maybe 1/3rd done with Brotherhood, after which I'll get revelations cheap, and so forth. They'll probably have AC5 out by the time I buy AC3.

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