‘Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag’ Gameplay Trailer Hits [Video]

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag has landed a gameplay trailer.

After much hype and speculation, we finally have a gameplay trailer for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, showing off the naval warfare and pirate action we’ve all been waiting patiently for.

The water effects are everywhere, as rain pours endlessly throughout the trailer. Cannonballs fly as ship-to-ship battles wage, waves lap at hulls, and sharks navigate the abyss below waiting for their next snack. The sun reflects almost blindingly across the water, and mountains promise new lands on the horizon. It all makes for a very convincing sea-based adventure, and makes the story of a British pirate more convincing.

The story of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag follows Connor’s grandfather Edward Kenway as he attempts to make things right for his crew and his family. He has turned his back on his previous masters, men of wealth and affluence, and now uses the blades and firearms of the pirates to accomplish his not-so-dirty deeds.

Edward Kenway narrates through the gameplay trailer:

“I once sailed for a king. I obeyed men of privilege and wealth. Now, I bend my knee to no man. My only oath is to my crew and together we will take back what is rightfully ours. With blood and steel we shall stand up to the powerful. Captains will curse our flag and kings will fear it. As long as empires generate wealth and riches, we will be there to bleed them dry.”

At the end of the trailer we see a slogan like a flag, saying “defy order.” Considering the history of the franchise we can only assume that this means the Templar Order. The trailer for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag features our hero assassinating a range of people as well as sharks. Among them are Red Coats, tying the story in ever closer to Connor from Assassin’s Creed 3.

What do you think of the gameplay trailer for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag?