Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

The fourth major installment in a bestselling TPP action-adventure game series. The game was developed by Ubisoft Montreal in cooperation with other Ubisoft’s inner studios. The main story in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is set in 18th century. You meet a pirate captain Edward Kenway (the grandfather of Connor Kenway from Assassin's Creed III), who gets entangled in the age-long conflict between The Brotherhood of Assassins and the Order of Templars. Interwoven in the story are authentic places and historical events, as well as famous figures (including Edward Teach, Benjamin Hornigold, and Anne Bonny) related to the so called Golden Age of Piracy. The sandbox gameplay model offers the players the complete freedom of exploration and undertaking various missions. Complimentary to the solo mode, the game features an expansive multiplayer with a number of diverse maps and playable characters.

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Microsoft Xbox 360
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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag | XBOX 360

Action, TPP, science fiction, Stealth, sandbox, Pirates, multiplayer, ships, co-op, historical, 18th century

Companies responsible for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

29 October 2013 | Worldwide

29 October 2013 | Europe PAL

29 October 2013 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 1181 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 316 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag | PS3

Action, TPP, science fiction, Stealth, sandbox, Pirates, multiplayer, ships, co-op, historical, 18th century

Companies responsible for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag release date for PS3:

game language:
English

29 October 2013 | Worldwide

29 October 2013 | Europe PAL

29 October 2013 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 8.3 / 10 calculated out of 1197 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 251 players' votes.  

PC / Windows
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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag | PC

Action, TPP, science fiction, Stealth, sandbox, Pirates, multiplayer, ships, co-op, historical, 18th century

Companies responsible for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag release date for PC:

game language:
English

19 November 2013 | Worldwide

21 November 2013 | Europe

19 November 2013 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 5619 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.1 / 10 calculated out of 2832 players' votes.  

Nintendo Wii U
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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag | WiiU

Action, TPP, science fiction, Stealth, sandbox, Pirates, multiplayer, ships, co-op, historical, 18th century

Companies responsible for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag release date for WiiU:

game language:
English

29 October 2013 | Worldwide

21 November 2013 | Europe PAL

29 October 2013 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 431 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 6.8 / 10 calculated out of 61 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag | PS4

Action, TPP, science fiction, Stealth, sandbox, Pirates, multiplayer, ships, co-op, historical, 18th century

Companies responsible for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag release date for PS4:

game language:
English

12 November 2013 | Worldwide

22 November 2013 | Europe PAL

12 November 2013 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 8.1 / 10 calculated out of 1114 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 261 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag | XBOX ONE

Action, TPP, science fiction, Stealth, sandbox, Pirates, multiplayer, ships, co-op, historical, 18th century

Companies responsible for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

22 November 2013 | Worldwide

22 November 2013 | Europe PAL

22 November 2013 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 693 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 5.6 / 10 calculated out of 148 players' votes.  

The series of Assassin's Creed is one of the most popular brands in the Ubisoft portfolio. Keeping a 12-month-long publishing rhythm, the company decided to release the next complete part one year after the launch of Assassin's Creed III. Again, Ubisoft Montreal was assigned to develop the game with the help of other teams (including Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Sofia and Ubisoft Montepllier).

Plot

The protagonist of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for Xbox 360 is Edward Kenway (grandfather of Connor Kenway who appeared in Assassin's Creed III), Welsh pirate living in the 18th century who pretending to be an assassin, learns about a legendary Observatory, enabling to observe every living person. Greedy filibuster decides to keep the secrets of the Observatory for himself, thus becoming a part of the ancient conflict between the Templars and the Assassins. The action takes place on the Caribbean, a year after the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), during the golden age of piracy. As in the previous games, the creators managed to include authentic events and characters in the plot. Players can meet e.g. Edward Teach (Blackbeard), Benjamin Hornigold, Calico Jack Rackham, Anna Bonny or Charles Vane.

The game world is divided into over 50 unique locations. The most important of these are the three major cities – Kingston, Havana and Nassau, each representing a different architectural style. There are also small fishing villages, sugar plantations, hidden bays and ancient ruins. The main protagonist can sail the seas due to his own ship – Jackdaw, which can be upgraded throughout the game (e.g. you can add ram, reinforced hull, and canons).

Gameplay

Standard gameplay elements (e.g. acrobatics and spectacular duels) familiar to fans of the series have been improved with several innovations. One of them is diving skill that enables to explore the wrecks. The changes were also applied to the sea battle system, in particular opponents’ AI. The combat mechanics is based on solutions applied to AC III. Apart from standard hidden blades, the protagonist can use cold weapon – sabers, broadswords, etc. and up to four guns.

Game modes

Again, apart from the main campaign, the game offers extensive multiplayer mode with numerous maps and characters you can play as. The most important new feature is Game Lab, a tool that enables modifying over 200 different game parameters and thus creating custom versions of multiplayer modes. Moreover, Wolfpack co-op mode is now a separate multiplayer module called The Wolfpack Experience, including its own story and additional features.

Technology

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on Xbox 360 uses AnvilNext engine tested in Assassin's Creed III and Assassin's Creed III: Liberation. It offers high-quality visuals with lots of details and natural-looking animation of characters and objects.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag PS4 exclusive content trailer

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag PS4 exclusive content trailer | 2:33

Zwiastun zawartości ekskluzywnej dla konsoli PlayStation 4 w grze Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Posiadacze sprzętu od Sony mogą cieszyć się ładniejszą grafiką i godziną dodatkowej rozgrywki w misjach Aveline de Gandpré, bohaterki AC: Liberation HD.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 12 December 2013

Guide to the Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag contains a complete description of the main storyline walkthrough with all secondary missions. What is more, you'll find here a list of ship wrecks and treasures with a map to localize them easier.