Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.
Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag will be released on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Xbox One® all-in-one games and entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo’s Wii U™ system and Windows PC. The game will be available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system on October 29, 2013.
Initially launched in 2007, the first five Assassin’s Creed games have sold more than 55 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series ever. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed transcends video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences including comic books, mobile games, novels, as well as a feature-length movie currently in development.