As we reported yesterday, the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise will be subtitled Black Flags and will feature pirates. Along with the the marketing materials leaked earlier, a first screenshot has been revealed (seen above). It doesn’t feature a lot of details for us to mull over, but the character does look distinctly pirate-ish.
In addition to the image, a few details have supposedly been leaked. According to The Examiner, the game will feature Edward Kenway, a known Privateer. He is also the father of Haythem Kenway from Assassin’s Creed III and, if you know the basic flow of family lineage, the grandfather of ACIII protagonist Connor. Black Flags is to be set in and around the Caribbean islands of Cuba, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. The report also states that it is currently running on current-gen consoles. but is slated to be released on next-gen tech as well.
While none of this is all too surprising, considering the popularity of the Privateer missions in Assassin’s Creed III, nothing has been officially confirmed yet. We’ll be sure to scan the horizon for any further details and will let you know if we spot any Black Flags in the distance.