Stealth Walkthrough for ‘Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag’ Sneaks into View

Aug 14, 2013 by  

Later this year, fans of the Assassin’s Creed franchise will be rewarded with another yearly installment in the incredibly successful series. Ubisoft‘s crown jewel will be sticking it to The Crown this time around by embracing the pirate’s life and raising that iconic black flag, but there’s a lot more than naval battles and plundering in Assassin’s Creed IV than the game’s developer has led on thus far. In fact, there are a ton of new stealth mechanics that will come in handy for those skulking around the likes of enemy bases.

A new walkthrough, narrated by none other than game director Ashraf Ismail, showcases a number of the new stealth options that are at the disposal of players in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. As those who watched the video will already know, stealth tactics come in handy more than ever after the game’s main protagonist, Edward Kenway, enters a hidden cavern via a diving bell – something that real people apparently used during the 18th century.

Edward Kenway picking pockets in 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag'

After emerging from the shark-filled depths of Black Flag‘s ocean, Kenway will run into some less-than-friendly individuals. While they’d usually be easily dispatched with the user’s gear, Kenway will go diving sans equipment, which means he’ll have to pull out tricks from his repertoire of death to come out of confrontations alive. Whistling to gain the attention of a rogue guard and then pilfering his knife or disarming a foe and using their own weapon against them are valid options, and there are plenty more techniques where they came from.

Fans have plenty of additional media drops pertaining to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag to look forward to leading up the the game’s debut on current and next-gen consoles, but their patience will no doubt be rewarded when the game finally hits shores later this year. Meanwhile, dedicated AC enthusiasts can salivate over the tantalizing limited edition Black Flag bundle that was recently announced and begin clearing space on their shelf for that wicked figurine that comes with it.

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will be sailing onto store shelves this October 29th for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, and PC.

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  1. Sooo, still no crouching? I know there’s a lot of controls to map but c’mon, it’s a stealth game, it can’t be that hard to implement!

    Oh, and loving the current-gen water effects while he talks about how much they’re taking advantage of the new hardware.

    • I dunno he seemed to crouch when hiding in the vegetation.
      But i agree, it sohuld be in the game.

      • That an automatic thing from 3, I can’t believe we’re into next-gen now and it’s still reduced to that.

        • Sorry, haven’t played 3 yet.
          in that case, agreed. By now crouchin really shouldn’t be that difficult. smh

          • It’s fun but not as much as 2, combat improvements alone make it worth playing though it’s just better now.

  2. Yeah no crouching is pretty sad, but man that water/underwater scene looked incredible. I like how you can pull back your hood as well.

    • Yeah but you can bet your buttons the current gen systems won’t look like that, it’ll still look good but our PS3′s are gonna start looking like the PS2 did after ’06 pretty soon. I’ve always wondered why they never put that hood down to blend in.

  3. to be honest i don’t mind no crouching the game looks great i cant wait for it to come out Im really looking forward to the game i love the naval and underwater combat. i cant wait to start sailing and dominate the sea its going to be great

    • ohh and ive played all the assassins creed games and for me this one will probably be my fav

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