Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag debut trailer leaked for PS4, exclusive content

March 3, 2013

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag debut trailer leaked for PS4, exclusive contentEven though Assassin’s Creed III released just a few months back, Ubisoft has no qualms about unveiling its next major iteration in the franchise. While there is a countdown page for the official unveiling of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, the actual reveal trailer has been leaked already.

Leaked packshots, screenshots and trailers seem to be a regular occurrence with Ubisoft. Promo material for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag last month showing off the protagonist in the game. Later leaked details confirm that the main character will be sailor, privateer and Assassin, Edward Kenway.

If that last name seems familiar to you, its because Edward is Haytham Kenway’s father and Connor’s grandfather from AC III. The story takes place prior to AC III during a time when pirates and privateers ruled the waves. While naval combat as a part of AC III, it will be an integral part of the gameplay in Black Flag.

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Ubisoft has launched an official page for Black Flag with a countdown to its official unveiling March 4th. Leaked information from the site indicated that the game would be coming to next gen consoles specially naming the PlayStation 4 and Wii U. The release date listed on the leaked info has everyone in a frenzy as the game is set to launch October 29. Could this mean that the PS4 will launch around that timeframe?

Leaked packshot of the game reveal that Sony has once again secured hours’ worth of exclusive content for the upcoming game.

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While the AC series is traditionally developed by Ubisoft Montreal, CEO Yves Guillemot has revealed that the game has been under development by another team.

There is some speculation that the leaked trailer (below) was created in-engine on the PS4. If true, then the leap in graphics is impressive from ACIII to AC IV.

One thing that’s a head scratcher is Ubisoft’s decision to slap a ‘IV’ onto Black Flag, considering that it’s a prequel to AC III. It could be an indication that the real world story outside the Animus is a continuation despite the historical jump back in the timeline.

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63 Responses to “Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag debut trailer leaked for PS4, exclusive content”

  1. oldschool1987:

    Great AC is turning into COD! I was hoping they’d wait a few years after the excellent AC3 and make a true sequel that deals with the first civilisation. Hate annual releases.

  2. ncaissie:

    Hey guys. Anyone else play the GOW demo? Holy crap I’m taking the 9th off!!!!!!

  3. oldschool1987:

    Yeah I got a copy with Total Recall ages ago, fantastic.

  4. Roca.:

    Another AC game….meh

  5. CaptBirdman:

    So…are we finally going to get a Black Assassin?

    Black Flag-Black People-Black Ancestor for Desmond?

    Lol…jk. The internet would kill itself.

  6. CaptBirdman:

    Relax Oldschool.

    I’m fairly certain it’ll release in 2014 or beyond, meaning it’ll be 2 or more years since the last AC.

    Besides, it’s a new console generation. You thought it’d be all new IPs in the first few years? Where’s the hate for Killzone here?

    And Black Ops and Modern Warfare are NOT annual releases for fuck’s sake

  7. ncaissie:

    There was only 2 KZ this gen. How many AC are there?

  8. CaptBirdman:

    I don’t see why there being a lot of a successful IP is a bad thing…

    Perhaps you guys are fatigued.

    Solution: don’t buy it.

  9. oldschool1987:

    Successful isn’t a good thing always, look at Twilight and CoD lately. I’m probably in the minority with CoD but the games need a revamp, I’m getting bored of the same game every year. If next gen CoD is vastly different then count me in, I’m more than willing to get back into the series if it chanes up. Remember the difference between CoD3 and Modern Warfare? That is how you revitalise the series, since then it hasn’t changed much.

    AC has always been great, I know technically CoD and AC aren’t annual games but they still are released annually. They need to get the guys in charge of the IP, put things on hold, brainstorm between all departments (treyarche, sledgehammer) and think how they can change things up again. But then again if people keep buying these map packs then why should they?

  10. CaptBirdman:

    “Successful isn’t a good thing always, look at Twilight and CoD lately.”

    The word ‘lately’ implies most recent; the most recent Call of Duty was Black Op2. I’m sorry but that game was fantastic AND successful.

    Perhaps you should invest more time in all the aspects of BO2 before writing it off as easily as you have, and perhaps your opinion would change. Only reason I say this is because you’re a self professed CoD fan– I mean if that were true, then you’d have to see the amount of ways BO2 is better than MW3 (which, compared to BO2, is mediocre).

    You haven’t accrued even 24 hours in the multiplayer (I can see your stats, looking at em now), doesn’t appear like you completed the single player on even easy, or hell, not even a single Zombies trophy. You didn’t give the game a chance for whatever reason.

    The difference between you with this and me with Demon’s Souls is I’ve never professed to be a fan of the series or genre for that matter, and never claimed to have purchased them.

    If even a guy like Phranctoast can appreciate BO2, I’d have to call your motives into question here.

    Don’t take what I’m saying personal. I just think (regardless of what you say) that you have fallen in the group of people who find it vogue to rip on CoD, especially with baseless claims.

  11. oldschool1987:

    “Perhaps you should invest more time in all the aspects of BO2 before writing it off as easily as you have”

    Spending £50 on the game guarenteed I’ll give the game a chance. The campaign got dull and boring. The online is totally limited and shit, especially after getting into BF3. CoD is child’s play. Zombies I never gave a chance at all but I’ve never liked Zombie mode on any of them. Never bought COD for Zombies.

    Demon Souls? You’re getting me confused with Roca.

    “Only reason I say this is because you’re a self professed CoD fan– I mean if that were true, then you’d have to see the amount of ways BO2 is better than MW3″

    Was, was, WAS! Not anymore. I WAS a fan but I started getting bored of the series after BlOps 1, I wasnt even gonna buy MW3 but I did because I thought CoD could pull it back, it did not. I bought BlOps2 and it confirmed for me that the game is unwilling to evolve.

    “If even a guy like Phranctoast can appreciate BO2, I’d have to call your motives into question here.”

    Motives? Jesus, grow up Bird. There is no super secret master plan agenda in my comments. I’m just bored of the same game every single year as are a lot of people.

    “I just think (regardless of what you say) that you have fallen in the group of people who find it vogue to rip on CoD, especially with baseless claims”

    Once again you call me a hater because I don’t like CoD. Funny how you always fall back on that. Why can’t you just accept I don’t like it because it DOESN’T FUCKING CHANGE! Just accept that fact, there is no crazy motive here, nothing more complicated than fatigue of the series which has become stale and dull in my eyes. If I’m a hater then why would I have bought every single CoD game released??? That’s the sign of a previous fan hoping the series will redeem itself. If it changes next gen I’ll get it but I’m not a mindless drone who loves anything with the CoD name on it. If I’m truly a hater of popular things then why do I love Avatar, Halo, Walking Dead (except season 2), you get the picture.

    I don’t mean to get arsey Bird but I’m getting fucked off at being called a hater or saying I have other motives because I’m not part of the sheep that herds around every CoD release and worships the ground it walks on.

    As you very well know I’m a fucking MASSIVE Assassins Creed fan but even I’m annoyed at another one being released so soon.

  12. CaptBirdman:

    “The online is totally limited and shit, especially after getting into BF3. CoD is child’s play”

    How about a friendly wager?

    You get more than 7 kills on me in Black Ops 2, and I’ll buy you any normal (read: not special edition) game you want, no matter how much quid.

    If you don’t, you have to do the same.

    If the game is child’s play, should be an easy Last of Us, yeah?

  13. CaptBirdman:

    Like you say I’m harping on how you’re a ‘hater’ (hate that word), you harp on how CoD doesn’t change.

    Want to list the ways Black Ops 2 is the same as Modern Warfare 3, or even Black Ops 1?

    (Should be interesting, considering you haven’t really played Black Ops 2. I mean, you DID say it’s a FACT the game doesn’t change.)

  14. oldschool1987:

    “You get more than 7 kills on me in Black Ops 2, and I’ll buy you any normal (read: not special edition) game you want, no matter how much quid.”

    You probably could but come on BF and see whil comes out on top ;) nothing’s getting me to put boring ops in my console. Didn’t mean to hurt your ego, this wasnt about who is the best gamer (39 plats and haven’t gone after any for over a year). I shouldn’t have said that, knowing your ego you’ll come bak with a rant about how great you are at games which I cba with so you’re as best of all time.

    “Want to list the ways Black Ops 2 is the same as Modern Warfare 3, or even Black Ops 1?”

    You’re on about little minor changes like pick 10 and other things. The campaign felt the same, sure future weapons were cool but still felt the same. Strike missions were totally pointless and unenjoyable. Put it this way, more changes in a BF3 expansion that what changes between CoD titles.

    Dude, get over it. I don’t like CoD anymore, I will give them a chance if they change one day. I don’t hate for hating sake which you naively keep pointing out. And you’re being technical, the game obviously changes slightly, a few new vita added but nothing to justify a full price purchase.

    I don’t understand why you can’t wrap your head around the fact that I’ve gone off CoD because I think the series has gone stale. I mean its used the same engine for 9 games …9! And I don’t understand why you don’t listen when I say I’ll easily get back into COD when it reinvents itself which will probably be next gen.

  15. oldschool1987:

    A few new vita? Wtf!

    A few new features* added.

  16. CaptBirdman:

    “You probably could but come on BF and see whil comes out on top nothing’s getting me to put boring ops in my console. Didn’t mean to hurt your ego, this wasnt about who is the best gamer (39 plats and haven’t gone after any for over a year). I shouldn’t have said that, knowing your ego you’ll come bak with a rant about how great you are at games which I cba with so you’re as best of all time.”

    Sincerely laughed at this (not to mock you, but because it was funny).

    I am pretty good at games, just saying. In a competitive game, I hate to break it to you but I don’t lose to anyone. Just to put it into perspective, Roca and I used to really go at it in Street Fighter 4. It was back and forth, until he started to use Vega which completely shut me down. As a result, I learned a completely new character and became the number 100 Blanka on PSN ( 100 in the world).

    I said that to say, that if I even tried to play Battlefield as Jojo always wanted me to do, I could handle you, and I know it. Carl could tell you– I take this shit seriously.

    And to the other stuff– Look mate, I don’t mind that you don’t like CoD. Doesn’t affect me in the slightest. But you’re the one who brought Call of Duty up, and then began to assert baseless claims, all under the auspice that the game never changes.

    Which, I find to be ludicrous.

  17. oldschool1987:

    I knew you’d come back with something along the lines of “but I don’t lose everrrr!”

    Ok Bird, whatever. Urr ta bezzzt! No one can beat you and Roca cheat beat you? Got it.

  18. oldschool1987:

    Baseless claims? Yeah ok Mr Taworldsgreatest.

  19. CaptBirdman:

    That paragraph was (serious, but) tongue-in-cheek.

    And perhaps I didn’t explain what I meant properly. Yes, Roca has beaten me, but as a result of losing, I get exponentially better. I don’t stop until I’m good enough to completely thrash people who have beaten me (if the game is good enough).

    Needless to say, out of 100 games, I don’t think Roca can win more than 5 now. And that’s no disrespect to him because he’s a great guy and a great player. It’s just how I am Oldie.

    Better?

  20. oldschool1987:

    It’s ok, I have mates with an ego like that as well. Doesn’t bother me, some people are just like that. I on the other hand know I’m brilliant at games and used to get a platinum a week until I got bored at trophy hunting. I can also admit what I’m not good at: I suck at fighting games and hack and slash (somehow got through GoW3 on hardest mode, I struggled on that one), I suck at racing games. Puzzle, platformers,FPS, basically any other game I can do and do well. I’m not Ta BESZZTZRZ WVURRE but I’m good.

  21. CaptBirdman:

    So then take me up on that wager then.

    CoD is an FPS. There you go. Lol

    And I’m not egotistical, just highly competitive. I do not like losing, in anything.

  22. oldschool1987:

    I’ve already said you’d beat me in CoD. Is your ego that big I need to say it twice!? Lmao

    Fucking hell Bird there is no way I’m going to play any games with you. No offense I like you but I couldn’t play against someone like you. Your ego and cockiness would wind me the fuck up and is actually fall out with you. Gaming to me is fun, and for someone who does gaming for fun mainly I’m brilliant. If I was as obsessed and took gaming as seriously and OTT as you do then is take you up on that wager. The only FPS I play atm now is Portal 2 and BF3. Join me on either. Portal I’d play with you because its team work but you’d probably try doing the 4 portals yourself knowing you lol.

  23. oldschool1987:

    I’d keeps getting corrected to is. Fucking phone.

  24. CaptBirdman:

    No you are honestly right. It’s extremely hard to play for fun unless it’s single player.

    I have a personal problem. I’m just too competitive.

    Seriously. Can’t help it

  25. Roca.:

    The new AC game is coming out this OCTOBER.

    I lost interest in the AC series once they started doing yearly releases (same reason why I lost interest in the CODs and sports games)

  26. CaptBirdman:

    I was merely suggesting that it may not, given the propensity to delay games these days.

  27. Roca.:

    “Needless to say, out of 100 games, I don’t think Roca can win more than 5 now”

    I stopped playing that game 2 years ago. I’d be surprise if I get a win against someone like you who’s been playing that game on a regular basis ever since I stopped playing it.

    I invited you to try SFxTK with me, being my partner, it’s a much better and faster fighting game where we both can team up and fight in ranked matches against other people. Blanka is really good in this game (there are many great TK characters as well..IIRC you used to be a TK guy, right?)

    Last week I was #4 on PSN worldwide

  28. CaptBirdman:

    Oh I’m still a TK guy, it’s just more people are playing SSF4 AE online.

    I’d honestly love to snag that #4 spot from you hahaha but I don’t really like the engine for SFxT… Dail-a-combo and gems aren’t really my thing.

  29. Andrew_DS:

    Well done Mike and sony.blorge. On the main article list screen we now have a totally ps4 block out.

    I know there is absolutely nothing else happening in the game world other than yet another “stop the press”, ultra important, stellar ps4 announcement about how, shock horror, a game studio are working on a ps4 game!

    I know the majority of everyone here are sony fans but come on. Not even an article on how badly the Wii U is doing? Not a single speculative tid bit on what Microsoft might unveil with the next Xbox? Their are news articles out there on the www but obviously not news worthy enough to supplant an article about a multi platform game coming out out on the pc4. Sorry ps4!

  30. phranctoast:

    “Not even an article on how badly the Wii U is doing?”

    Then we’d have you and other people whining that Mike only posts positive Sony articles and negative Nintendo ones.

    Damned if you do Damed if you don’t.

    “Not a single speculative tid bit on what Microsoft might unveil with the next Xbox?”

    http://gamer.blorge.com/page/3/

    Truth be told, there hasn’t been any news on the Nextbox front.

  31. oldschool1987:

    Andrew_DoubleShit is back I see.

  32. Kushy:

    ^
    Yup, a troll has got to come from out under eventually! lol

  33. phranctoast:

    Other potential noteworthy stories.

    Sony sells Tokyo HQ.

    http://www.ibtimes.com/sony-sells-tokyo-office-building-12-billion-seeking-cut-costs-consolidate-its-core-businesses

    Sony sells it’s stakes in DeNA.

    h*tp://ca.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idCABRE92304S20130304

    EA scraps practically finished Crysis 3 on the Wii U.
    Could it be due to that EA/Ninty scrap since Ninty isn’t using Origin (Capt pointed us to that a couple of weeks ago)

    h*tp://mynintendonews.com/2013/03/02/crytek-had-a-virtually-finished-version-of-crysis-3-running-on-wii-u/

    Phranc speculation, and possible news if it proves true.

    Bulletstorm will be a March NA PS+ offering…

  34. oldschool1987:

    Kushy, they normally hibernate until spring though.

  35. phranctoast:

    OK. I was wrong about Bulletstorm. :(

    NA PS+ for March.

    Spec Ops: The Line (PS3)
    Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (PS Vita)
    Joe Danger 2: The Movie (PS3)
    Tekken 6 (PSP; Supported on PS Vita)
    The Cave (PSN)

    Still. Another incredible month.

  36. MAK:

    @phranc

    Im actually really excited for Spec Ops: The Line.

    I watched the trailer, and i was really interested.

  37. phranctoast:

    Me too even if the dick tits game is the one I preferred to play.

  38. Kushy:

    “Kushy, they normally hibernate until spring though.”

    @Oldschool

    Yeah I’m guessing he did not fatten up enough on his own bullshit to get him through the winter! lol

  39. Kushy:

    Wow I’m pleased and shocked by the score the new Tomb Raider recieved! I think I will pick it up! :)

    http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/02/25/tomb-raider-review-2

  40. dans:

    @kushy

    I’m very happy with that review! Looks like it has lived up to the trailers for once.

  41. twilight:

    Kushy,
    I am glad that you are pleased with the review for this game. Phranctoast and I were right about this game being a pretty good Tomb Raider game so everyone can wipe away any bad memories they may have about any previous iterations of Tomb Raider. I don’t usually buy games at Wal-mart but I went ahead and purchased a copy of the game at Wal-mart because I didn’t feel like waiting for BB and Gamestop to open up later today. The only thing I hate about the Wal-mart edition is that they have the stupid Wal-mart exclusive content label that takes away from the cover art.

  42. phranctoast:

    I happen to like a majority of the previous Tomb Raider titles.

    I can understand how it could become stagnant to some, but I always liked the adventure and exploration aspect of those games. I too was a bit worried if that part would go away with the reboot, and I’m glad to read that it did not. Puzzles and exploration remain intact. I plan on getting this but will wait a few weeks as my back log just keeps increasing.

    In other Square-Enix news, Eidos announced and new Thief game previewing in Aprils Game Informer.

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=519261

  43. FahKinSuPah:

    I enjoy the AC serious and even I complained about it updating every year

  44. oldschool1987:

    Lmfao @ Kushy! Brilliant haha.

  45. dans:

    The Sexual Life of Video Games

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wZPsFWfi3k&feature=youtu.be

    Turn captions on

  46. ncaissie:

    GOW will be the last game I buy for a long time.
    I borrowed Far Cry 3.
    I’m getting my bike soon and ill probably spend very cent on it.

  47. Roca.:

    Sad to see that ncaissie is no longer a gamer. Thats what happens when you get a Xbox with Kinect, you lose all hope in gaming.

  48. oldschool1987:

    Lmfao @ Roca!

  49. Kushy:

    “I am glad that you are pleased with the review for this game”

    @Twilight

    Yeah I was not getting my hopes up so it turned out good so good for them and the gamers to play it! I will pick it up this weekend! So on your copy is it a Walmart sticker or actually printed on the cover art?

  50. Kushy:

    ^
    I can just imagine the look on your face when you saw that! Hehehe ;)

  51. twilight:

    Kushy,
    Yeah, I admit I didn’t have a pleasant expression on my face. However, you really should of seen the expression on my face after hearing rumblings that I ended up with an inferior version of this game because I got the game on a different system at a family members request so they could play as well. Unfortuntely, the bonus content sticker is not a sticker but it is imprinted into the cover art of this game which is so tacky. This is actually a bit unusual. Most stickers are just on the outer case and not the actual cover art of the game. The game came with a free digital copy of the game Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

  52. ncaissie:

    “Sad to see that ncaissie is no longer a gamer. Thats what happens when you get a Xbox with Kinect, you lose all hope in gaming.”
    Yeah. This gen is getting old. Sony and MS waited to long a milked it.

  53. ncaissie:

    Oh my god! A game says Walmart? Oh god what is this world coming too? Twilight you may as well hang your head in shame. I can’t believe you shop at Walmart.
    Anyone with self worth only shops at BB.
    LOL how shallow are you? Jesus Christ.

  54. CarlB:

    Wal-Mart people lol (jk twilight).

  55. Roca.:

    Walmart is better than Gamestop.

    ncaissie
    What about The Last of Us, Beyond, Tomb Raider, etc

  56. Kushy:

    “Oh my god! A game says Walmart? Oh god what is this world coming too? Twilight you may as well hang your head in shame. I can’t believe you shop at Walmart.
    Anyone with self worth only shops at BB.
    LOL how shallow are you? Jesus Christ.”

    @ncaisse

    Nothing to have a fit over for sure about it saying Walmart on it! However like Twilight said it is kind of tacky and is unusual! Seems like the makers of the game were in bed with Walmart on that one!

    @Roca

    Anything is better than Gamestop! Lol, they are evil and I feel sorry for most of their employees!

  57. twilight:

    “I can’t believe you shop at Walmart.” Anyone with self worth only shops at BB.” Is that so? Siilly me. I wasn’t aware that I was required to shop at a certain store or that self worth is measured by where you shop. Oh, well my Best Buy Premier Silver membership must say quite a bit.

  58. dans:

    @the americans/canadians on this site

    Do you guys use sarcasm as much as us Brits? It seems like when it gets used on this site, it just goes over the head of the majority of readers…

  59. oldschool1987:

    Ah, me love me some sarcasm.

  60. Kushy:

    @Dans

    Yes I’m from Canada and we are a very sarcastic bunch with our humor! I think Twilight knew ncaisse was being sacrcastic and was just being so back!

  61. twilight:

    Yeah, Kushy’s right Dans. He has got to know me well on this site. Just to let you know Dans I always give Ncaissie a hard time. Ncaissie’s use to me.

  62. ncaissie:

    @roca I will likely buy those games after a price drop.

  63. ncaissie:

    @twilight. It was you who said you only buy at BB.

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