A closer look at Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Concerned that the somewhat more nautical setting for Assasssin’s Creed IV: Black Flag would mean less of the series-defining parkour carry-on? Don’t worry. This latest trailer from the team at Ubisoft shows Captain Kenway running amok on the high seas as well as on the high rooftops.

In an interesting admission, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot doesn’t expect Black Flag to sell as well as previous titles in the franchise. That’s not such a bad thing when you consider that Assassin’s Creed III sold more than 12.5 million units around the world last year – more than double the number moved by Far Cry 3.

Guillemot sings the series’ praises:

Assassin’s Creed and Just Dance have joined the prestigious club of the 20 best-selling brands for the current generation of consoles, ranking fifth and twelfth respectively. This performance was achieved thanks to high quality levels and regular releases – two key characteristics found in each of the highest-performing brands in this console cycle.

Here’s hoping the publisher can keep that up with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, due out from October 31st for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with a PS4 version also in the works.

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