Ubisoft is coming up with another big production in October 2013, the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. The sixth major installment of this action-adventure series of Assassin’s Creed series, this series is a sequel to 2012’s Assassin Creed 3 modern story and a prequel to its ancestral storyline. Players will be able to play this game in multiple platforms which are the Windows PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and Xbox360.
60% of the game will take place on land as players can explore 50 locations ranging from fisherman villages, plantations, jungles, forts, islands, Mayan ruins and exotic Coconut Island. Others activities that can be done by players also include harpooning and exploring underwater environments. The special part about this series is the blending between land and aquatic experiences seamlessly up to the point where players can simply dive off the ship and swim to the shore and explore the land, as well as dive under the surface to loot underwater ship wrecks. The main character of the game will be Edward Kenway, father of Haytham Kenway, and grandfather of Connor.
Edward is a British pirate and member of the Assassin Order. As is the case in previous games in the Assassin’s Creed series, the story is divided into two intertwined halves, with one in the present day, one in a historical setting, and the events of each influencing the other. Although the present-day story had previously established that an Animus was required to view the ancestors memories, the ending of the Assassin’s Creed 3 implies that Desmond’s genetic have been uploaded on to ‘the cloud’. As such, the player character is hired by Abstergo Entertainment to investigate a pivotal movement in Desmond’s ancestry. A notorious pirate and privateer operating during the Golden Age of Piracy, Edward Kenway, has his story set in Caribbean mixes open-ended ship-based exploration with combat and land-based adventure on a number of Carribbean islands.
Black Flag’s combat has been upgraded to include free aiming. While previous installments relied on the game’s built-in auto aim, in Assassin’s Creed 4L Black Flag, players will be able to just aim and fire, similar to third-person shooters. Dual-wielding weapons has also been implemented, with Edward being able to carry four flintlock pistols and be able to use them altogether, chaining up to four gunshots into a combo of attacks to take down more enemies. Aside from the pistols and his Hidden Blades, Edward can equip dual cutlass swords and chain their attacks together. Other weapons choices include blowpipe with multiple effected projectiles and rope darts. Accompanying this, the stealth system has been stated to return to be encouraged in the game. Full-on underwater system has also been developed for Black Flag, including animals such as sharks and whales. Naval combat is also included in this game, with 40% of story taking place on water. After checking out a ship with Edward’s spyglass from Jackdaw’s cow nest and evaluating the information and statistics, players can launch attack using various scenarios. One can simply shoot the opposing captain, board the ship by leaping from mast-to-mast and perform an air assassination or change into the fray to cut down foes using Edward’s swords. This is something new with the gameplay which may interest a lot of you. Naval combat involves trajectory-based aiming system that requires knowledge of distance and speed of enemy.
The Black Flag is going to hit the market hard and bring a new sensation to gamers with their upgrade and story line. ( MAYBE?)