Can’t Wait to Play: Assassin’s Creed 4

Can’t Wait to Play: Assassin’s Creed 4
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This week RaidWarning’s writing team will list some of their most anticipated games for the last half of 2013. While the year has been off to a great start with titles like Bioshock Infinite, Don’t Starve, Monaco and Neverwinter feeding our gaming urges; the last half may prove to be even better… and here’s why:

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
Release date: October 29th 2013

Another year and another Assassin’s Creed game is in the works. I’m really looking forward to the new AC 4 because I think the series has finally find it’s stride and is in the right place to take the gaming world by storm.

AC4 Nassau Bar

Pirates, rum, knives, just an average day at your local Nassau bar! Concept art by Martin Deschambault.

First off, PIRATES! In truth that could be the sole reason to be excited about this game. The setting has changed from the days of the Ezio and Connor to take on the gritty, rough-n-tumble, era of the scurvy dogs.

Second, the world is going to be massive. While the wilderness of AC3 was an immense and vibrant place, the new AC will have 50 different unique locations filled to the brim with adventure and excitement. This game is going to push the limits of the franchise and deliver a wonderful bounty of areas to explore.

And third has to be the story. There are so many questions raised at during AC3 and the story of how Edward Kenway became a Templar is perhaps the greatest. AC4 offers us a chance to dive into the mystery of the Kenway family and find out how this family of Assassin’s turned.

Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag begins in 1715, when pirates established a lawless republic in the Caribbean and ruled the land and seas. These outlaws paralyzed navies, halted international trade, and plundered vast fortunes. They threatened the power structures that ruled Europe, inspired the imaginations of millions, and left a legacy that still endures.

Discover the fullest Assassin’s Creed world ever created. Stand among legendary pirates such as Blackbeard, Calico Jack and Benjamin Hornigold, as you establish a lawless republic in the Bahamas and relive the truly explosive events that defined the Golden Age of Pirates. From Kingston to Nassau, explore 50 unique locations where you can live the life of a pirate. Captain and customize your own ship, search for lost treasure, hunt rare animals and loot underwater shipwrecks.

Into this world sails a young, cocky, and fearsome captain named Edward Kenway. His skill with a sword and disdain for authority earn him the respect of pirate legends like Blackbeard, but thrust him into an ancient conflict that threatens to destroy everything the pirates have built.

 

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Dan "Lugano" Pugh got his start with the IndieHangover crew back in 2009 with the launch of the RaidWarning Podcast. Since then he's contributed as a writer to numerous projects such as GuildWarsInsider.com and RaidWarning.com