Ready for another Assassin’s Creed game? What’s that? You aren’t? Shut up! Of course you are! Maybe?! Barely four months after the release of Assassin’s Creed 3, Ubisoft went ahead and confirmed a sequel today, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.
The game will be coming to PS3, 360, Wii U and PC, with the PS3 supposedly getting an hour of exclusive content. Strangely there has been no mention of the PS4. Could they be hoping to pinch off one last game made exclusively for the current generation before the new consoles hit? Who knows?
As you might have guessed, Assassin’s Creed 4 will be pirate themed, likely expanding on the naval battles that debuted in Assassin’s Creed 3. If the maps on the back of promotional posters sent out to retailers are any hint, the game will be set primarily in and around the Carribean. There will be a new protagonist, heavily rumored to be Edward Kenway, father of Haytham Kenway and grandfather of Connor from Assassin’s Creed 3, making this game a prequel and marking the first time a numbered sequel has moved the timeline backward rather than forward.
It seems something of a strange move for Ubisoft to jump from AC3 to another numbered sequel so quickly, especially after they’d just finished expanding Assassin’s Creed 2 into a trilogy in its own right. Considering the general reception of Connor and the American Revolution setting, perhaps they decided that AC3 just didn’t have the same legs that AC2 had.
But… uh… since when is it normal to announce a sequel just FOUR MONTHS after the last game came out? A sequel that’s apparently far enough along that we’re already talking box art and system-exclusive content? Not even Activision moves things along at this quick of a pace!
We’ll be hearing more information about Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag on Monday, if the rumors are correct, which lately they have been.