Get drunk, kill a bull shark - new Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag gameplay trailer amazes

The latest Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag gameplay trailer is live, and it's another insightful look at what's fast becoming an essential next-gen launch title. Entitled 'Open Sea' the trailer shows off a handful of cool things you'll be able to do as badass pirate, Edward Kenway. There's bar-brawling, drinking, sea shanties, shark hunting, loot... look, just watch the trailer below, ok?

The footage looks amazing, and the PlayStation controls in the top right show that the game is running on PS4. Remember the last AC gameplay walkthrough? That was running on PS4 too.

You'll be able to buy Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on 1 November, if you want the current-gen console versions. It'll be a launch title for both Xbox One and PS4.


  • CitizenWolfie - September 6, 2013 2:40 a.m.

    I can't get my head around this - it looks simultaneously like it's so far removed from the original Assassin's Creed games that they might as well call it something different, while also looking more like an Assassin's Creed game than the ones from Brotherhood onwards in terms of the more stealth-based combat being the focus. Can't really explain it. I had to chuckle at the enemies STILL waiting their turn to attack you one by one. It does look great though. I just hope it doesn't become a bloated, over saturated mess like Revelations and AC3. But if the main story can hold attention without all the extra stuff it should be good. I love the fact that I'll finally get the full pirate sim that I've been waiting for since I first watched The Goonies but on the other I miss the "meddling with real history" vibe that AC1 and 2 did so well.
  • almostnot - September 6, 2013 12:35 a.m.

    Not played an Ass Creed game since Brotherhood which I found pretty dull. Was more like a litter tray than a sandbox. This looks genuinely awesome but I'm still worried about the combat. Enemies still seem to stand around while you deal with them one by one. It really looks like a living and breathing world with so much to do. I love the idea of being at sea and exploring. It's like Wind Waker HD Next Gen!
  • Rezindez - September 5, 2013 4:13 p.m.

    Looks like an incredible game, it just doesn't graphically look much better than PS3 did... Didn't Last of Us look better than this? Well, who cares, they all look great anyway. No game really doesn't look great at this point unless they're botching the art design so it basically doesn't even matter.
  • db1331 - September 5, 2013 11:59 a.m.

    Also, that shark hunting scene is such a blatant ripoff of the Del Lago boss fight from RE4 that I'm surprised they don't owe Capcom any royalties.
  • db1331 - September 5, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    "The footage looks amazing, and the PlayStation controls in the top right show that the game is running on PS4." I'm not disputing that this is PS4 footage. I just wanted to remind you that button prompts aren't always indicative of what system a game is running on. At one of the game shows recently, it was either a BF4 or Watch Dogs demo that had Playstation prompts, but when asked the devs said it was running on a PC.
  • Lordgokal - September 5, 2013 10:48 a.m.

    But God doesn't exist and religion is merely a tool created by the ruling classes to perpetuate their oppressive ideals as undebatable facts... I don't see the problem...
  • thinkerluchho - September 5, 2013 11:18 a.m.

    lordgokal, i never offended you, i have firm proofs. and they are completely intellectual. if you want to know, i'm ready to explain. if you are not, then it looks that you are running away from reality
  • db1331 - September 5, 2013 11:31 a.m.

    Here is a list of just some of the gods people on this planet have worshiped at one time or another. Feel free to pick any one from the list (Other than your own god, of course), and tell us why they don't exist. Then, explain how your reasoning for their nonexistence doesn't pertain to your god as well:
  • thinkerluchho - September 5, 2013 11:58 a.m.

    the god i believe in is infinite he has no partner he is beyond having a body because all these make him finite. let me start my reasoning:- you can only imagine 2 types of beings. one who needs someone, so that he can exist (dependent) one who doesn't need anyone to exist (independent) humans, animals, idols, trees, anything imaginable is dependent, because they depend on what they are made of, they are composite entities if the world is only made of those who are dependent, then that is irrational, because a dependent being always needs an independent being, whether you are talking about the infinite chain, or the circle of life. so the world has an independent being, a non-composite being, a PERFECT being, because imperfect can never be infinite, and only infinite is non-composite. this being is called GOD, one who has created us for an aim, and that is to exault ourselves to become perfect. if he wants us to exist, and he has an aim for us, then he has to send prophets to us so that they can guide us, because if he doesn't, this will count as a deficiency, and thus being imperfect. so how can these exalted prophets be used in works of fiction, where is the respect? many questions may arise, all of them have rational answers, you just need to ask
  • wadesmit - September 5, 2013 12:53 p.m.

    Of course you never offended him, mortal fool, for he is LORDgokal. The one true god, of course. At least we've seen him.
  • thinkerluchho - September 5, 2013 1:13 p.m.

    excuse me?
  • thinkerluchho - September 5, 2013 1:19 p.m.

    wadesmit, behave. seeing something means that thing is finite. god cannot be but infinite.
  • thinkerluchho - September 5, 2013 9:41 a.m.

    i would have bought this and all the previous games, but the story really offends my religion. why:- 1. those who came before made adam and eve. that's nonsense, it is god who created them. 2. all what jesus did was with the help of the apple of eden, they weren't by miracles. 3. adam and eve escaped from "those who came before" . that's nonsense ,read any of the religious books, it's nothing like that. you may say it is just a game, well even though it's a game, why do devs try to disrespect my religion? i won't allow that, i hate buying such a game, even if i love the gameplay. i know the story because i read the wiki.
  • wadesmit - September 5, 2013 9:47 a.m.

    That is so ridiculous. Are you saying, first of all, that because a religion is partially the subject matter, the story MUST adhere to that religion's canon? And secondly, that such an aberration, in clearly fiction-based video game, would offend you? Wow. Dude, there are more important things to worry yourself about than people telling the same story you were told.
  • Acerlux - September 5, 2013 10:22 a.m.

    We found him. We found the guy for whom they put that "This game is a work of fiction and was developed by a team of multiple races and religious beliefs" disclaimer in for. There he is. And the sad thing is, the disclaimer didn't even matter.
  • godisanarc - September 5, 2013 11:53 a.m.

    I'm pretty certain he/she/whatever is trolling.
  • thinkerluchho - September 5, 2013 12:17 p.m.

    please, be at your own respect. i don't want to repeat this. your comment shows your personality.
  • KolbitosFruitJuice - September 5, 2013 1:26 p.m.

    Don't feed he/she/it
  • winner2 - September 5, 2013 1:32 p.m.

    There are people who are genuinely like that, so if he's being honest in his opinion then oh well. I had neighbors who wouldn't let their daughters have anything to do with Harry Potter because it was magic which goes against their religion. I seriously doubt AC4 needs his one purchase to be successful.
  • thinkerluchho - September 5, 2013 11:30 a.m.

    how can you play with religion for a fictional story. adam, eve, jesus etc... figures with extreme respect for millions. just think

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