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The first alleged info and screenshot of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag has leaked online.

The next Assassin's Creed title, which has yet to be officially revealed by Ubisoft, will supposedly be themed around pirates and privateers, and be set across the Caribbean Islands during 1715, presumably preceding the events of Assassin's Creed 3.

The name was first leaked via Kotaku last night, which published a pair of images supposedly showing a promotional poster for the next game.

The front side of the poster appears to show the game's new swashbuckling assassin battling pirates aboard a pirate ship.

Meanwhile, the reverse side shows a map of the Caribbean, and appears to include the game's logo, the game's time period, and a closer look at the islands players will presumably get to explore, including the coastlands of Florida, the coast of Andreas, and the Cayo Islands.

Then, moments later, the first alleged screenshot of the game appeared online courtesy of The Examiner (above), along with further supposed information on the game's protagonist and its setting.

Warning: To avoid early-game Assassin's Creed 3 spoilers, skip the next paragraph.

According to the website, Black Flag tells the tale of Edward Kenway, father of Asassin's Creed 3's Haytham Kenway. "Edward is known as a Privateer, Assassin and occasional pirate," the site claims, and "the games [sic] location is set in the Caribbean on multiple islands including Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas".

Like Watch Dogs, The Examiner claims that Black Flag will be cross-generational, with Assassin's Creed: Revelations writer Darby McDevitt returning as "lead script writer".

Ubisoft confirmed that a new Assassin's Creed title was in the works earlier this month, with a trio of Ubisoft developers appearing to refer to the game as "Assassin's Creed 4" in their online CVs.

The new game will feature an "all-new Assassin's Creed hero" and be set in a new time period.

The game is rumoured to be revealed imminently.

Source: Kotaku, The Examiner

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rbevanx

I honestly couldn't care less about another Assassin's Creed game, there is very little they can do with it now in terms of gameplay and story without it being the same thing we have already seen or done.

I would rather them use more DLC on Assassin's Creed 3 than bring out another one. Do a Brotherhood sort of game as DLC where Connor is trying to rebuild the Assassin order or something as well as the Washington DLC.

Might get it when it's cheap as chips but if it's just the sailing parts I'm not gonna bother. It was very buggy and I have done sailing before when I was a kid and it was just terrible and at times way too over the top when it was working.
Posted 12:32 on 27 February 2013
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EverTheOptimist

Meh, I was hoping for it to be set in the 80's hardcore scene and have Henry Rollins as the protagonist.
Posted 12:27 on 27 February 2013
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MJTH

Sounds like that ubisoft is taking what was critically the best recieved part of the game, the sailing and ship battles and are running with it. Sounds interesting, although I'm not really that interested. I think we're at a point where this franchise should start winding down during the beginning of the next gen.
Posted 12:17 on 27 February 2013