Jump, climb, and knife your way to victory with the latest installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, set to release October 29th of this year. In this newest addition, you play as Edward Kenway, a fearsome sea captain who was trained by the Assassin’s order. The year is 1715, and pirates run rampant in the Caribbean. Aside from a new scenario and assassin, players can now use an armada of weapons that are new to this game, such as flintlock pistols and dual cutlass swords.
Explore an entirely new world, set in pirate times with over 50 unique locations to explore (and for those of you who are hardcore fans of the series like myself, know that this can and will lead to endless hours of exploration and adventure). Along with vast new locations, players also control Edward Kenway’s ship, the Jackdaw, fighting other pirate ships and purchasing upgrades to further enhance the fighting experience. Buy upgrades of ammunition and armor for the Jackdaw, as it is a key point of the game. Kenway’s success depends on the success of the ship. A major draw of some of the earlier Assassins Creed games is back, the multiplayer mode.
Experience the lawlessness of real pirate legends such as Blackbeard and Calico Jack in this swashbuckling adventure. Personally, I am very excited for the release of this game. Granted, I am a bit behind in the series and shamefully admit that I’ve not even played Assassins Creed III. Let’s take a look at the series as a whole to see the build-up for this (hopefully) epic fall release.
Set in the late 12th century in the Middle East, this first installment featured Altair, the mysterious (and surprisingly American) first assassin we encounter on this grand adventure. Players used relatively basic moves and weapons to start unraveling the mystery of the Apple of Eden. The locations are somewhat limited, but was by all means a very solid introductory game.
Assassins Creed II
Travel 300 years and a few thousand miles to find Ezio Auditore da Firenze, the young, rebellious, and dashing assassin who is the hero for this, and the next two games. Set in 15th century Italy, the weapon and mobility improvements seen in this game were phenomenal. Also featured in this game were the many new upgrades available to the players, such as buildings and outfits. This game was a drastic change from the previous, limited version of the game (but it doesn’t mean the first wasn’t a classic).
Assassins Creed : Brotherhood
This game was similar to the previous , as it is a continuation of Ezio’s story as it relates to the larger assassin order. The major difference between this and the previous games was the introduction of the acclaimed multiplayer.
Assassins Creed : Revelations
Revelations was an interesting twist on the storyline, as it saw a blending of both Altair and Ezio’s stories that connect to the present day Desmond. It also expanded the already vast weaponry within the game, as well as gadgets and assassin assistance.
Assassins Creed III
Moving away from the majority-European arena, players control Connor, a half Mohawk, half British man who lived during the American Revolution. The game takes place in the Northeast United States, featuring the beloved open world gameplay as seen in the previous installments. One of the new additions to the game, naval battles, was an interesting and fun change of pace for the series.
Since the first game was released in 2007, fans across the globe have flocked to the fantastic and fun game series by Ubisoft. This game series is one of the most popular of all time, and is certainly a favorite of mine. Assassins Creed IV Black Flag is clearly one of the most highly anticipated games of the year