‘Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag’ Screenshots Leak

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And the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag leaks just keep on coming! After being forced to release the official box art and confirmation before schedule, Ubisoft made it clear that this Monday would bring the announcement that everyone was actually waiting for. After the latest batch of leaked screenshots, we’re starting to wonder how much the studio will have left to reveal.

Sporting high-seas adventure, deep-sea diving, and another look at the environments the player will inhabit in Black Flag, these images should give an idea of how much of the series formula will be changing, and what will be staying the same.

The leaked announcement trailer for Black Flag seemed to promise that besides piloting a ship through the Caribbean Sea, players would also be able to head onto land for a bit of romance, exploration, treasure-hunting and of course, assassinating. The leaked images (courtesy of AGB) show that those elements of gameplay are certainly in the cards, though how large a part they’ll play in the game isn’t yet clear.

For now, have a look for yourselves, and try to decide if Edward Kenway’s style and tropical setting – glimpsed in Assassin’s Creed 3‘s ‘Mayan Ruins DLC’ – is enough to bring you on board for another Assassin adventure:

For now we wouldn’t advise anyone to take too much information from these images, but what they show (beyond confirming that Edward Kenway will be killing people – *phew*) does get our imaginations running. Is the presence of whales and seabirds a sign that elements of AC3‘s hunting and trading economy will shift over to sea life as well? Or is it merely Ubisoft attempting to make the environments seem more alive? Along the same lines, will players be able to take Edward for a swim whenever they choose, or only in pre-determined locations?

Obviously only time will tell, but at this point, we wouldn’t put anything past the studio. And even if those questions are answered, we’ve got plenty that extend beyond gameplay. What role Desmond might play, what mysteries of Edward’s life will be solved, and how the rumored Vita title will fit into the larger story? That’s just a sample of topics we hope Ubisoft covers on Monday, but we’ll keep you posted on what they do and don’t officially announce.

What impression do these new images have on your hopes and concerns for Assassin’s Creed 4? Does the change in scenery and wide open seas get you more excited for this October, or prove that you would’ve preferred a new time and setting altogether?

Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag is rumored to release on October 29, 2013 for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Next-gen releases are also expected some time after.

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  1. Whats on his back in that one screenshot?

    • Blowpipe, looks similar to the one used in liberation.

      • Oh cool.

  2. Unlike most people, I quite enjoyed AC3 and thought Connor was pretty cool despite his character issues. I am still skeptical about this but with the recent poster, trailer and these screenshots its starting to win me over. I’m just a sucker for Assassin’s Creed. I just hate that Ubisoft is releasing these games yearly. I’m still doing some side stuff on AC3.

    • Same. I enjoyed Connors character and I don’t get the huge hate for him. But to each their own. I kind of wished they waited a little longer to release a new installment as well.

    • Same. I love Assassin’s Creed III and enjoyed Connor as a character. I’m a sucker for History so any Assassin’s Creed game already has my money.

    • What draws me into these games more than anything is the environments. I think maybe people thought AC3 was boring because of the environment? A lot of it looked the same. Either way, I’m enjoying AC3 and I enjoyed the previous ones too. This one looks much better IMO. I love the Caribbeans.

  3. Assassinating bunnies is what sold ACIII to me, so in ACIV they will have to let me assassinate WHALES! :D

    • You are a sick sick man…..

      (I killed lots of bunnies too)

  4. my god… someone needs to be fired and replaced. this game had had far too many leaks.

    • imagine if the trailer leaked before the ps4 reveal… would have raised up a storm.

      • Sony would have been furious if this happened before the PS4 reveal haha

    • I think they have been allowed to show these off

      • well you cant deny this game has had lots of leaks regardless but the title here says it was leaked. also i believe this article because it was posted yesterday and the games reveal is today.

  5. This doesn’t look next gen to me.

    • These pictures are low res but I thought the same thing. I thought maybe it was the current-gen versions until I looked at the detailed shadows on the combat screenshot in the city (bottom left). Either way, I think we should wait and see before we judge, these look like magazine pictures.

      What looked next-gen was the original screenshot that leaked here:

      http://gamerant.com/assassins-creed-4-black-flag-caribbean-screenshot/

      THAT looks next-gen, just low resolution.

      • Yeah, they’re pretty low resolution. Interesting thing I’ve heard, the resolution of these screenshots are fairly close to the resolution of the Playstation Vita’s screen.

        Along with that, there are rumors that there is another Assassin’s Creed Vita title releasing this year, with Liberation selling good on the platform.

  6. I’m still holding out for more gameplay and news before I decide of I wanna buy it. But I will say that trailer basically sold me. I love the ac games but I think they Handle Desmond all wrong. Hopefully well get a new preset day protagonist who has a meaningful story. They could be related to Desmond somehow. Doesn’t Edward kenway hae a daughter or something

    • IMO they might use Desmonds father as the new animus user. Thats what i believe.

  7. I wished this one took place in the Civil War or World War 1.

  8. Am I the only one who sees the problems with developers making games so close together? What about the quality? Wasn’t AC3 full of screen tear and bugs? And now it seems more and more devs are going the way of COD and releasing every year. This is what happens when you support money-making schemes like COD.

  9. I think a young boy in his teens 15 or younger brother or cousin of mr miles his name could be jacob miles someone who really looked up to his kin and the order of assassins would think him a foolish boy who doesn’t know better except he knows more than he should know about his ansesters maybe his father or mother told him

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