‘Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’ Sails Forth With Naval Combat Trailer [Video]

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has just landed a new trailer showing off its naval combat!

In case you haven’t been paying any attention to the news about Ubisoft’s long-running killer IP, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is being planned for all current consoles, as well as more advanced versions for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It is the first in the series that won’t be featuring Desmond Miles, because Ubisoft Games Montreal claims they are going for a more immersive experience.

You will take on the pirate adventures of Edward Kenway, a British pirate out to earn respect and probably take out some sea-borne Templars. Unlike Altair and Ezio Auditore, Edward has a much closer family tie with the character from the previous outing, the Native American assassin Connor, a man behind the scenes of the US Civil War, and his great grandson.

This trailer for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag shows off the upcoming game’s naval combat, showing us that we may be in for a whole new level of pirate fun as we take command of a boat and use it to destroy other boats. Of course, for some of us, merely destroying another boat isn’t enough. We’d want to climb aboard, kill and rob the crew first, all we can get. Maybe even pilfer the boat’s treasures. And then we’d sink it.

The trailer begins with Edward diving off the side of his boat and swimming up on an island, though physics dictates he would break his neck diving into such shallow water, but this is the game series where you can leap from thousands of feet up and land safely in a pile of hay or leaves. Physics sometimes takes a backseat.

'Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag' naval combat
'Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag' naval combat

As Edward Kenway searches the island, he finds dozens of crabs wandering about, a half-buried bottle, what appears to be a sleeping blanket rolled up, and a tiller. As he explores the island and goes off on his pirate naval combat shenanigans, game director Ashraf Ismail explains the game.

What do you think of the Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag naval combat trailer?