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Assassin’s Creed IV will take place on the pirate-infested seas

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, the latest installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, will be pirate-themed, and likely set in the Caribbean Sea. 

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will debut later this year.


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Last time around, it was Ratonhnhaké:ton, a tomahawk-slinging warrior with a British father and a Mohawk mother. This time around, it will be a pirate. 

According to images released by Ubisoft today, the next installment in the popular Assassin's Creed franchise will be titled Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – and by the looks of it, the new game will take place in the early 18th century, in the pirate-infested waters of the Caribbean Sea. That's a long way from the Revolutionary War milieu of Assassin's Creed III, which was released late last year. 

But according to a report published yesterday in the Examiner, there is a link. "The main character's name [in AC IV] is Edward Kenway, father of Haytham Kenway from Assassin's Creed III," the Examiner writes. "Edward is known as a privateer, assassin and occasional pirate. The game's location is set in the Caribbean on multiple islands including Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas." 

Fans of Assassin's Creed will know that Haytham Kenway is Ratonhnhaké:ton's father – meaning that the pirate featured in the cover art is the grandfather of Ratonhnhaké:ton. How's that for a lineage?


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