Earlier this week GameCloud reported on an Assassin’s Creed IV announcement that had been leaked, along with some official cover artwork. It’s not certain whether there is some kind of “pirate” inspired viral marketing going on or this is just worst kept secret ever, but the titles debut trailer as well as a handful of screenshots were also just leaked prior to the official Ubisoft event.
All we know so far is that the game will focus on Haytham Kenway’s father, Edward. (Connor’s Grandfather) The game will take place during the turn of the 18th century and will focus on the protagonist’s life as a Pirate. The trailer also introduces Black Beard as a possible antagonist, and that is about as much as we know. The ending of Assassin’s Creed III left us with yet another cliff hanger, and there are still no hints yet indicating who the modern day protagonist could be.
Expect more information on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag in the week ahead.