Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag has a somewhat contradictory premise, at least on the surface. Pirates are often depicted as loud, drunken, eccentric men out for gold and glory. Assassins, especially as depicted in the series so far, are generally honor bound,  silent and agile shadows. The two are near polar opposites in terms of their stereotypical depictions and the historical context for each is equally distant making the concept for the game quite an oxymoronic amalgam.

Not that that will stop fans enjoying an assassin’s life on the high seas. The chance to explore the pirate-ridden Caribbean and marry it together with the often compelling Assassin’s Creed gameplay could be a winner after the last game in the series failed to live up to some fan’s and critic’s expectations.

Emphasizing the Assassin’s Creed gameplay that fans enjoy, Ubiblog has released a series of ‘infographics’ that show off the weapons and techniques to remain stealthy in the game. Each outlines one of the game’s methods to remain hidden while also accompanying it with a pretty picture.

Click on the pictures for a closer look:

The mechanics will be familiar to fans of almost any Assassin’s Creed as each has played a part somewhere in previous games, seemingly confirming that players who plan to play unnoticed, the gameplay and combat can do so as they did before.

Ubisoft reassures players that using these well-founded stealthy mechanics aren’t the only way players will be able to make use of Edward Kenway‘s abilities:

“Like any great open-world game, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is set up to work with all kinds of play styles.”

So whether you want to go in guns blazing and upgrade your ship into be a war machine pirate style or go undetected like an assassin, Ubisoft puts the choice in the player’s hands.

What excites you most about Assassin’s Creed 4? Do you want to strap on the hidden blades and embody an assassin or are you looking forward to getting the pistols out and channeling your inner-pirate?

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag releases October 29, 2013 for the PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360; November 15th for the PS4; November 19th for the PC; and November 22nd for the Xbox One.

Source: Ubiblog