For the third day this week information has surfaced about the next title in Ubisoft’s historical saga which we discovered from the poster and box art leaks will be titled Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and in this latest update we appear to have a release date.
With all these leaks once again it seems Ubisoft’s promotional pirate ship has been sunk and this time a screen grab has been snatched from the game’s prematurely launched website revealing (as the Gadget Helpline predicted) that the sea-faring and swashbuckling new Assassin’s Creed game will be launched in October, arriving on the 29th. The splash site suggested that a trailer will be coming this Monday and that the game will be available to pre-order for current consoles on the day with a Todd McFarlane art poster (the one we saw leaked earlier this week) thrown in as added booty.
The info also states that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will be ‘also coming to next generation consoles’ – suggesting the recently announced PlayStation 4 and yet to be revealed Xbox (720).
Interestingly, the mini-site is now nowhere to be found and the static screen on the trailer closely resembles themes and settings seen in the previous Assassin’s Creed title, with snow wolves and a hooded Templar resembling the Mohawk descendant Connor – main character of Assassin’s Creed III. This contradicts the pirate theme that has been confirmed for the new game, which is set 30 years prior to the events in the current American Civil War storyline.
Without the site available or official word from Ubisoft, we can’t confirm this was legit and someone could of course be pulling the cowl over our eyes, taking advantage of a week of leaks which has kept gamers guessing.
In another update to this story it’s been announced that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will include 60 minutes of bonus footage exclusively for PlayStation 3 gamers.
UPDATE: The Assassin’s Creed 4 mini-site has now gone live again. It’s been edited to remove the release date and video but features a countdown timer set for Monday and a ‘World Premiere Trailer’.