Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag trailer surfaces

[UPDATE] Ubisoft stealth-action game due October 29 for current- and next-gen consoles; Edward Kenway confirmed as protagonist; video has since been pulled.

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[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, the Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag trailer was taken down.

The original story follows below

The first trailer for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag has emerged. The video comes by way of the GamesRadar YouTube channel and is embedded below.

The trailer confirms that Edward Kenway is the game's protagonist and that its release date is October 29 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PC, and other next-gen platforms. This information leaked yesterday.

Notably, the Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag trailer does not contain any in-game footage. For more on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

436 comments
cheetah_TM
cheetah_TM

I hope this guy has more character than Connor.

hugoadan
hugoadan

i don't get it... if the new character is a pirate, why does he need a hood??? anyway, cool trailer!

Devil_wings00
Devil_wings00

Ubisofts cod has an awesome trailer? Shock. Remember how amazing the 3rd games trailer was? How cool it was to see an assassin running through a battlefield picking people off...and remember how almost NONE of that was actually in the game ;p Seriously the in game battlefield sequence was LAME lol

al-hasan-faroq2
al-hasan-faroq2

not sure what the fuss is about, this looks pretty awesome!

BryanParksSuper
BryanParksSuper

Ubisoft stop being like Activision and releasing a AC every year. Nobody cares bout your stupid Franchise. You should of ended AC with AC 3. Unisoft is running out of Ideas that's why they keep releasing a AC every year. Pirates that is so boring.

Yomonachi
Yomonachi

Normally I would say something like "Eh," but I love me some pirate stuff.

wgerardi
wgerardi

These games are so goofy- hate knowing that I'm going to eventually play this and dislike it like I did all AC games.

hellangel_boy
hellangel_boy

I think that is too much I beat AC3, but it's too early to announce all this information about the game.

hadlee73
hadlee73

I'll just get the PC version. Then I can switch it between current and next-gen using the settings screen without having to buy it again if I happen to get a next-gen console :P

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

I saw trailer and it is sweet but it does not prove anything. Trailer for AC III was sweet like honey and the actual game was painfully average. Need to see some gameplay footage.

Shadowcreeper31
Shadowcreeper31

Why is everyone hating about Assassin's Creed being the same? Anyone should be able to tell that this new naval warfare is so much different from the first game! It is coming on the next-gen consoles, features a different story from the rest (more sinister it seems, even for an assassin), and is all composed in a new great world.

Anstark
Anstark

Day time a Pirate 

Night time an assassin 

Freaking awesome been waiting for a change ever since in AC3 came out , this really going to shoot out the AC franchise on a whole new level :D 

DarthLod
DarthLod

"trailer does not contain any in-game footage" And this is why I am sick of game trailers these days. They have nothing to do with the game. Pointless. All the CGI crap is just for Hype, and it is usually misguided hype. I dont fall for it.

littlebigmimi
littlebigmimi

I will respect that you didn't enjoy the other AC games but I think your going overboard. Every game has its flaws. The games you might enjoy, other people might call it goofy, and the fact that your judging this game before it comes out is stupid.

In my opinion, The AC games are great, and I can't wait for this one. Since Ubisoft has a huge team its not a surprise that there making it. You never know if there learn from their mistakes.

DarthLod
DarthLod

@Shadowcreeper31 Having an opinion and stating some facts is "hate"? Grow up man. Other peoples views and opinions don't effect your life, and they are not HATE! Whoopdy do...a new story. The fact is, you are still doing the same things you have done since AC1 & 2. If that opinion is too much for you to handle, then obviously you can't handle it. It's not hate either.

DarthLod
DarthLod

@Anstark  : What change? It's the same game since AC2. You people are gullible and far too easily pleased.

Shadowcreeper31
Shadowcreeper31

@DarthLod Ever heard of 'gameplay trailers'? Just go whine on a some Star Wars 1313 news at least. Just not here.



wgerardi
wgerardi

@littlebigmimi I have absolutely every right to judge a game before it comes out if its the 5th (?) installment of a series and all the previous AC games were lackluster.

Am I not allowed to assume Uwe Boll movies are going to suck either?

Shadowcreeper31
Shadowcreeper31

@DarthLod @Shadowcreeper31  I'm sorry my casual slang speech of saying 'hate' confused you; I can see that it is quite an exaggeration to 'strongly disliking'. Your opinions don't effect my life, I know (they are just frustratingly annoying and wrong), but other people could thoroughly enjoy the conversations if STRONG DISLIKERS like you didn't come and whine your opinions to us. I actually didn't play 2, and I didn't like 1 that much. I did like Brotherhood though, because of the dramatic change of design and style.

Shadowcreeper31
Shadowcreeper31

@DarthLod @Anstark You are kind of up-strung aren't you? Its a game you know. It should be fun if people like you don't keep hating on it.


Anstark
Anstark

@DarthLod @Anstark was talking about the whole story dude it has mystery to it now man with Desmond dead and all   and whats this about u hating thats its the same and all since AC2 are you blind or something ? 0.0 

littlebigmimi
littlebigmimi

I trust Ubisoft will learn from their mistakes. Plus i agree with you, a bigger staff means that the game will get better as the months go by and will come out sooner. So it doesn't bother me that Ubisoft is doing this.

jalexanders123
jalexanders123

@Shadowcreeper31 @Anstark @DarthLod DarthLod they're still making quality, but its coming out every year for a reason. Ubisoft's staff is huge. Think of all these games that come out every 3 years. If GTA had the same amount of staff as Ubisoft, there'd be a GTA every year. Same for all games, bigger staff, faster game release, with the same or better quality. hater. HAHA! you hate being called a hater :) :*

Shadowcreeper31
Shadowcreeper31

@DarthLod @Anstark HA the very statement 'quality product' in itself is opinion. Your 'facts' could use some information and knowledge of epistemology.


Anstark
Anstark

@DarthLod @Anstark lol , do you even hear yourself man , some games are fitted to come out every year and plus this one waay different than the rest of the AC games , and i know you are waiting for some gamplay i mean im like you i dont judge a book by its cover i need to seee some gameplay but the fact remains that its coming out for the next gen i mean thats something big , and you know you got to admit your interested about this one .

DarthLod
DarthLod

@Anstark : Actually, it's more than an opinion, it's based on making a quality product. Something you cant do when it becomes assembly line, rehashed every year. However, your opinions is yours also. Your point? I see none. 

Anstark
Anstark

@DarthLod @Anstark well i agree with you on that , but there are "some" games that should come every year, and i know that some games when they take a long time to produce they can be either "shi88y" or freaking master-piece , its not always the games that takes more time to develop are the best you know 

DarthLod
DarthLod

@Anstark Every year is overkill. You get tired of it, as I am. Games should come out every couple of years. That's how quality is produced. Not assembly lined every year. 

DarthLod
DarthLod

@Shadowcreeper31 Who is hating it? It's a tired milked to death franchise. I LOVE the first AC 2 games. but then they ruined it by coming out with one every single year. Enough is enough. The gold has lost it's luster. 

Anstark
Anstark

@DarthLod @Anstark your wrong !!! , just dead on wrong about AC and i hope you see it some day my good friend . 

DarthLod
DarthLod

@Anstark : Its an easy comparison sir. Milking a franchise to death...something bod COD and AC are both doing. Same games, different pain jobs. 

Anstark
Anstark

@DarthLod @Anstark ahh come on man u cant be serious about that u just cant compare AC to COD its doesnt even fit xD 

DarthLod
DarthLod

@Anstark : That's correct. It is a comparison. COD got new engines as well. COD got new guns and new "moves"....yet it's still the same game. New paint jobs and bells and whistles don't change it. 

Anstark
Anstark

@DarthLod @Anstark im starting to think that you are comparing the AC games with the cod games their the ones that come out same as always , but AC 3 got a new engine is that not enough and connor has over 1000 differnt moves than any other character plus there is a really thin line between saying your opinion and hating bro

DarthLod
DarthLod

@Anstark : What is it with you immature people calling an opinion "hate"? And, it HAS been the same game since AC2. Nothing new, same old stuff, different paint job and setting. That is not HATE.