Assassin's Creed IV Is All About Pirates, According To This Poster

Is the next Assassin's Creed all about pirates? A tipster just sent over marketing materials for something called Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Ubisoft hasn't announced anything about the next Assassin's Creed just yet, other than the fact that it will star a new character and a new setting, and it will be out later this year.

According to our tipster, this poster will be on store walls on Monday, March 4.

The poster shows a white-hooded assassin — presumably the protagonist of Assassin's Creed IV — on a pirate ship, surrounded by gruff-looking buccaneers. There's a black pirate flag in the background.

The full poster:

Earlier this month, a Redditor claimed to have seen the name Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flags on an aeroplane while peaking at a powerpoint presentation by the woman who sat in front of him.

"I was on a flight where the lady in the row in front of me was working on a powerpoint presentation on marketing strategies of several gaming titles," Redditor photoacoustic wrote. "And one that stood out the most was AC4: Black Flags, aimed for release 2013 Christmas season according to her slide. It already had a cool looking logo for it."


    I swore off this series forever after ACIII but... but... pirates! Dammit... stay strong.

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    I have been championing French Revolution since you know, its a great setting and that Ubisoft is french. But pirates will do, as long as its not the stale and boring american civil war.

      And Templars who are somewhat predominantly French. Perfect setting.

      The stale and boring American Civil War? One of the bloodiest wars in history?

      I have the feeling you know very little about the American Civil War.

        Being one of the bloodiest wars makes it less boring?

        I have the feeling you know very little about war at all.

        Ah yes The American Civil war... the bloodiest one of all...

        Not to be confused with World War I (trench warfare), The Boer War, The Spanish Civil War, or a myriad of other wars throughout history that weren't centered around the parochial ego of the USA

      God the French Revolution would have been amazing and I have been wishing for it before it was even announced that AC3 was going to be set in the same time as the enlightenment. Sadly, now that Desmond is dead and that setting would probably have required Connor going to France for whatever reason, it seems very unlikely now.

    Man... I might have to play this. :o

    As long as there's liberal use of the trademark pirate "Arrrrr!" as well as at least one mention of "landlubbers", I'm in...

      Gotta be some scurvy related missions too.

    I don't want pirates!!! if they want pirates they must create a new IP and not introducing that bullshit into the franchise. Ubisoft, please, don't do the same you did with Prince of Persia, you're destroying Assassin's Creed!

    I agree with mchaza, French Revolution would be amazing!!!!

    Could be awesome... however they did manage to make playing as an american indian in the civil war a.tedious exercise so very hesitant...

      I really hate to mention this, but the Civil war and the Revolutionary war are two VERY different things :P

        Fair point and a valid one. My bad. The more you know :) ta.

    Oh god not more sea missions.... i f-ing hated those....

      I thought they were arguably the best part of the game! But then again, I quite enjoyed the game as a whole and I seem to be in the minority there...

        I somewhat enjoyed the game, I think the sea missions were annoying as I hate having to do two things at once. i.e. steer a boat and shoot off enemies at the same time. I think I only hated the missions as it was the bit that I sucked at most. I miss the Assassins tombs from Assassins Creed II and its sequels.

    So they are already killing off connor? that didn't take long.

      I don't think it's so much about Connor being killed, rather they killed off Desmond who was Connors ancestor meaning they'll need a new present day protagonist with different ancestors

    I used to love AC and its immersive gaming. First AC3, and now this... i'm torn between despair and a 'meh' shrug.

    now they're just milking a successful franchise for as much money as they can (understandably), without providing the quality the earlier AC games had. Sadface.

    Oh man, I'd kill someone for a good swashbuckley pirate game.

    Well... the sea missions were probably the best thing of the last game.

    Maybe it's about the war that arose over the shift in power between opposing frontmen Keith Morris and Henry Rollins?

    Do I get Potaku kudos for pointing out that Ubisoft was probably testing out the ship elements in AC3 to then later make a proper Pirate game?

    lol next creen u see them with new skills...

    GOMU GOMU NO PISTAL !!! lolol

    ...I hope The Smugglers of Pirate Cove make an appearance.............

    Anybody who is actually taking this seriously as AC4 is pretty dam stupid and hilarious, look at the sighns people i should not have to explain anything... One example would be, why would we play as Desmonds ancestor if we are not going to be reliving desmonds memory unless its Desmonds Dad or Mum......

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