Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag live action trailer brings the brutality

Ubisoft has released a live action trailer named 'Defy' for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, proving (as if proof were ever needed) that the game is no Disneyfied, Pirates of the Caribbean-esque pirate jape. While the action itself in this trailer may feature real actors, it does a great job of conveying the atmosphere the game is aiming for.

There are some fleeting shots of gameplay at the end of the video, but we don't really mind their brevity. We have already had a full 13 minutes of in-game action the slaver over for a few weeks now. Assuming you've already seen that, you can check out the new trailer right here. If not, go and do that first. We'll still be here when you get back:

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Justin Towell

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine,, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.