Watch 13 minutes of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag in action

Ubisoft keeps talking a big open-world game for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, but the publisher has finally put its money where its marketing is with this extended gameplay video.

Game director Ahsraf Ismail narrates thirteen minutes in which Captain Edward Kenway takes on a contract killing, chases down a target at sea, goes on a treasure hunt, and orders his crew to sing a shanty.

Seriously, collectible sea shanties? We'll take unlocking "Blow the Man Down" and "Fiddler's Green" over a bunch of damn white feathers any day. No offense, Petruccio.

Oh yeah, and seamlessly roving from naval battles to infiltrating Mayan ruins is pretty cool, too. Especially when every vantage point doubles as a fast-travel node. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will release for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on October 29 in the U.S. and November 1 in the U.K, and upon launch for PS4 and Xbox One.


  • occasionalgoldfish - July 24, 2013 7:40 a.m.

    This looks miles better than ACIII which is impressive considering how short the time between them is.
  • ObliqueZombie - July 23, 2013 11:24 p.m.

    I seriously didn't think that the sixth installment into a series would have me interested, but here I am.
  • Moondoggie1157 - July 23, 2013 8:28 p.m.

    This is the first time I've ever been excited over an Assassin's Creed. The first 2 bored me to death, i stayed clear of the 3rd. Black Flag is looking really freaking sweet though.
  • g1rldraco7 - July 23, 2013 4:56 p.m.

    Pirates are very fascinating, good call Ubisoft.
  • Temperance11 - July 23, 2013 11:59 a.m.

    It seems like AC3 was just a stepping stone to AC4, which would explain a lot. Seriously, it's like Ubisoft finished AC3's naval mechanics half way through development, realized it was awesome, and said "Fuck it! Just get this thing out as soon as possible, we've got a better game to work on now."
  • winner2 - July 23, 2013 11:56 a.m.

    I really wish this was out right now.
  • db1331 - July 23, 2013 12:51 p.m.

    Then go play any one of the other games. That's like people who say that can't wait for the new Madden.
  • winner2 - July 23, 2013 1:10 p.m.

    Nah, I'll wait for this one, seeing as how I've beaten the others.

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