Folks who criticise Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for straying too far from the core conflict between the Templars and Assassin’s should probably avoid Assassin’s Creed Pirates, as the first two words of its title don’t really count.
Such swashbuckling swarthiness! We have now entered the period known as “Defcon Ubi-Trailer”, in which a month or so before a Ubisoft game release, the publisher starts putting out new trailers at increasingly closer intervals until we achieve some sort of trailer singularity.
We found out last month that Aveline, the star of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, would return in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, but only on PlayStation. Ubisoft has now shared a couple of screens of her in action and explains how exploring her memories fits with the game’s larger narrative.