AC IV Trailer Shows Off Massive Open World

By Marc Caccamise, 3 years ago
Naval combat and exploration was introduced into the Assassin's Creed franchise in Assassin's Creed III and it is becoming very evident that it will be more important than ever in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Today Ubisoft released a new trailer with commentary from game director Ashraf Ismail, showing off the massive Caribbean world that players will be able to explore, as well as several of the different activities that will keep you occupied outside of the sequence missions.

The new trailer demonstrates quite a lot of the new features that are going to aim to keep Black Flag a fresh experience. We've already seen some of these features such as the new naval elements and the seamless transitions that keep the action going before, but nevertheless it's enjoyable to see it all come together.

The Assassination Contracts are by no means new to the Assassin's Creed franchise but it would appear that they're getting some new attention as well. The complexity that these contracts are now going to unravel was explored in the trailer, as a simple assassination mission can lead into a naval battle, which can then lead to making economic decisions to better yourself for the future. It will be interesting to see just how complex this economic system goes, and whether certain valuable items like rum will carry other benefits as opposed to other commodities.

But wait, that's not all! Fresh from San Diego Comic Con this past weekend is a whole slew of new screenshots and artwork for your enjoyment!

Caribbean Sea Spyglass

Caribbean Sea Naval Mortar

Caribbean Sea Talking to Vane

Underwater Shark Alert

Caribbean Sea Harpooning Shark Attack

Fort Land Combat

Searching for Map

Vignette Temple

Vignette Underwater

Vignette Harpooning

Vignette Fort

Artwork Ships Classes

Artwork Strategy Map

Artwork Heavy Shot

Artwork Chain Shot

Artwork Swivel Guns

Artwork Mortar

Artwork Mines

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is set to release on the Xbox 360 on October 29th in North America and November 1st in Europe. The release date for the Xbox One version is not yet known.
Marc Caccamise
Written by Marc Caccamise
Writer of news, features, and reviews for TrueAchievements since June 2013. Discovered the incredible world of video games at a young age with Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf, and haven't looked back since. Outside of gaming, I'm usually found reading up on various history topics or rooting for the lowly Buffalo Bills and Sabres.