Jul 10th, 2013

For those of you excited about the upcoming release of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag in October, game director Ashraf Ismail is showcasing some of the gameplay mechanics in this new video. Ismail stresses the importance of your loot collection and plundering other ships, as well as ship repairs and crew member recruitment. Fast travel locations are also featured in the video.

The game is scheduled to be released on October 29th in North America, October 31st for Australia and November 1st for Europe. Will you be picking up this title? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Cgmusic

    Got any news on summer update? ex: new appilcations

  • thedeciderU

    no, AC III was a fucking mess

    • thedeciderU

      downvote all you want, the game had a bunch of glitches, ran poorly, and the gameplay was mostly subpar.

      i have not played other AC games, but heard from many that III was plagued with problems. problems that have not been fixed since earlier versions, meaning the consumer is speaking to ubisoft with their wallets and accepting whatever they’re putting out, which people then bitch about in forums. i wanted to like it, but it didn’t do much for me. i played more than 10 hours too. i will not buy AC IV. Watch_dogs, that’s another story. though i’m avoiding the pre-order.

      • John Raybell

        it was poor on all consoles and a high end pc, game needed to be in dev longer, MAJOR RUSH JOB

    • John Raybell

      they are retarded, what do you expect

  • Yoboyjohn

    Not gonna trust this video at all. Who else watched that video of ac3 last year at e3? Half of those things aren’t in the final game.

    • Stephen Davis

      I don’t think they would do that, Gearbox was sued for doing that with Aliens Colonial Marines this year. I doubt Ubisoft wants that kind of press. The heavy hitters are almost here, and they are going to want to put their best foot forward

      • John Raybell

        um yes they would do it, almost all games do crap like that, ACM was far far from the only title that did that lol

  • Interesting…Wii U disc pack is right behing PC’s.

  • Michael Jurado


    • The Libyan

      LIES!!! Edward doesn’t even wear a Straw-Hat.

      • Michael Jurado

        dude they should totally make a one piece costume dlc LOL

  • Luna Moonfang

    Well, this seems like the PS4 version (judging by the buttons that appear on the HUD); even though i’m not that graphic fanboy-ish kind of person, i hope the Wii U version of the game look as beautiful as what i’ve seen in this video. Anyways, only in the U you can have the Gamepad, so AC4 for Wii U here i come!

    • Yoboyjohn

      Although the ps4 is more powerful than the wii u,they aren’t gonna really vamp up the graphics of the ps4 version from the wii u version,especially this early in the generation. The wii u should be exactly like this or very little downgraded you won’t even notice it

      • Baum 「ツリー」

        From the looks of the video I’d say, the U version will be the same.

      • DOG FART





        • Yoboyjohn

          What? Speak English please?

  • The Clockwork Being

    THis could have easily been a new franchise revolving around pirates. I mean look at this I could have been a really great pirate RPG game

    • John Raybell

      yeah UBI is stupid, what do you expect, they love to MILK that shit too

    • Relick

      I have a feeling there will be many spin-offs of this game if it is successful 🙂

  • JamesJose

    only on playstation: 60 minutes of additional gameplay -.- when are we going to get something like this? but still, game looks awesome.

    • John Raybell

      who cares, i bet that 60 extra minutes will be crap, and wont be a loss of any kind for those who dont get it, most likely some filler shit or some lame ass tacked on garbage missions

      • greengecko007

        Would you be saying the same thing if the Wii U was getting the exclusive content instead?

        • John Raybell

          Um yeah, I have been playing games long enough to know no matter what console, EXTRAS are a fucking joke, slacker add-ons. so yeah Id say it for the wiiu we have, the wii I have, the pc i have, the xbox360 i have. get the point.

          I cant even believe someone upvoted you lol, these guys around here must not have played games this last GEN.

      • JamesJose

        yeah you’re right, we’re still getting the game anyways.

  • wober2

    lol @ “Misteriosa”… someone took spanish in high school

  • $39063977

    probably not on day 1, depending on what will be out then… and what the reviews say. i’m getting a bit bored of the series to be honest. hopefully they’ll have enough new material and a bit of wiiu/gamepad specials. haven’t seen anything too exciting so far…other than being a pirate. these games deserve more, a lot more, RPGing..

  • Stephen Davis

    I am going to assume that Assassins Creed IV Black Flag gameplay video and GTAV’s gameplay video coming out on the same day is not a mere coincidence 😛

  • discuss

    Can the Wii U handle those graphics? Looks really cool.

    • NkoSekirei

      yes it can dude cause wii u is far more powerful then ps3 and 360 so it can handle it

      • discuss

        Except that this could be PS4 footage.

        • DOG FART

          AND !!!!!!!!

        • david jarman

          The graphical difference isn’t going to be as big as you think.

          • discuss

            Except that the PS4 has MUCH BETTER hardware and the Wii U still manages to lag with mediocre quality games (even with Wii games!).

          • david jarman

            First of all, the only games that lag on it are the poor ports that weren’t designed with its architecture in mind and I haven’t experienced any lag with wii games. If you’re referring to online player lag that has to do with your connection and the host’s connection. Which if that’s the case you’re going to experience that on all the consoles. Ps4 gddr5 has a huge latency issue both Xbox and wii u are faster. If you believed their lie of it being better then that’s your choice.
            I’ve played The Wonderful 101 and Mario Kart 8 and both look good enough to be on ps4 and Xbox one.
            Its funny how only people who never really worked wii u trash talk it, but while those that did say its very powerful.
            Even people who worked with EA like Crytek and Criterion.
            And now EA has finally admit that Frostbite 3 can run on wii u.

          • John Raybell

            wait, how did you play the wonderful 101? as there was no bestbuy demo, not even sure if they had a playable demo at all anywhere

          • david jarman

            Pax east cost was open to the public and someone let me checkout.

          • John Raybell

            um are you retarded, if you had a ps2 game that lagged, guess what its going to fucking lag on ps3, HARDWARE DOES NOT UPGRADE PROGRAMMING!

            ps3xbox360 games always lag to, I cant really think of a single game in the last 3 fucking years on those consoles that didnt lag, COD claims 60fps a sec, but its not, and never was, yes its close, and may run at 60fps at times, but it lags out as well in single player and mulitplayer, hasn’t been a single title on those consoles that RAN PERFECT, thats what my PC can do, not those things, well in reality its the programming that’s crap, not the hardware.

            Judging by the fact it sounds like you haven’t been playing games long, id say you are ummmmm maybe 13 going on 14? am i right

          • discuss

            You know John I could be mean and mention your low IQ probably made your life hard so you vent your frustrations on the internet. I could say something “smart” like better hardware can calculate faster/more efficient so even “bad code” should run smoother. I could say something “out of the box” like what if the code wasn’t bad to begin with?

            But you know what … that all won’t make a difference as you have clearly chosen not to listen to anyone except for yourself. You probably wouldn’t even understand most of it as you clearly have no clue about hardware at all. Perhaps you should go to a plumber forum. You would still feel like mario and you probably know that subject well.

          • John Raybell

            talk about low IQs, that would be you dude, read everything you say on here, its a load of shit, you are pretty damn stupid.

            Yeah well facts speak louder then dumb shits likes you, so yeah why would i listen to crap from people like that, I have been a gamer since the NES days, seen it all, you talk like you were born yesterday.

            Why aren’t you talking about how on xbox360 and ps3 those downloaded titles from early consoles run EXACTLY the same, why are you just pointing at wiiu, when EVERY CONSOLE IS LIKE THIS. hell i can download roms to NES games and run them on my $1600 build, and guess what, FRAME DROPS, same fucking spots as the classic games on those consoles, Its the fucking code.

            Want me to post a video of the Kirby game on VC running on my gaming build, i will show you lag, same spots as cart version and VC version. then what would you say to that, come up with some other crap out of that big fat dumb ass head of yours

            Why are 99% of people on this site completely ignorant

            Your a tard if you think launch games for xboxone and ps4 are going to be a big jump, because they wont, infact my old last gen games on my pc maxed out will blow those consoles launch games graphics away, so pretty fucking meh, they will be ports, very very very close ports for awhile, wait a year after those consoles are out before you really start seeing shit that looks TONS better then last gen.

            You will see, then well you might not be back on here, because at that time everyone will understand what a dumb fuck you really are, and when that happens, why would you even show your face in here again, oh wait you will under a different name, like every other troll does.

            I have agreed with some things you have said, very very few things, but most of the shit you say it plain fucking wrong and so ass backwards compared to the real world.

          • John Raybell

            I fully understand hardware, and architecture, as I have been building PCs since the 386 days, have owned consoles my whole life, have my A+ certification, on and on and on.

            Its people like us that know shit, its people like you that need to go back to school, so many on here need some education, they see specs for xboxone and ps4 and freak out, people like me have ran gaming builds for years that put shame to those consoles, its old hardware, 8gbs ram, you know why right, a bunch of that will be for OS, not mostly for games how normal console architecture would be, if you had specs like that while using console architecture it would fucking smoke those consoles for gens to come.

            Compare specs from xbox360 and xboxone, they look insane huh, now understand that xboxone isn’t even three times as powerful as xbox360, specs say other wise because of the numbers fuck with your head if you don’t understand the difference between the two types of architecture.

            Xbox360 didnt even have a single GB of ram, xboxone has 8gb, that doesn’t mean it can do 8 times the amount of RAM intensive actions, not even close, xboxone might not even be twice as powerful as the xbox360, you will disagree again because you fail to understand the difference between the two architectures that will also be your down fall in understanding hardware.

            Good luck with ignorance, when your eating that piece of shit you think is a candy bar, yet everyone tells you other wise, in the end you will still be eating that piece of shit regardless what your told. that would be from your ignorance.

            Enjoy the life of a dumb ass 🙂

          • discuss

            Start your Wii U. Does it have Wii graphics?
            Watch the Xbox One presentation. Do they show graphic improvements over the Xbox 360 in a release game?

            Enjoy your life of ignorance.

          • John Raybell

            well yeah the xboxone looks better then a normal xbox, are you retarded, wiiu was a bigger jump then xbox to xbox360, you understand that right? wii was less powerful then xbox, wiiu is more powerful then xbox360.

            Launch games at E3 for xboxone didnt look like anything amazing, sure they were clean and polished but, leaps over xbox360 not even close.

            oh hey i started my wiiu, shit still better looking then xbox360, strange huh, how it doesn’t look like wii because wiiu is more powerful then an xbox360, like i said the gap is larger.

            Launch games on both ps4 and xboxone wont be full console titles, they will be ports from old consoles, and games that didn’t have a ton of dev time, they wont be full quality games, and they wont use the full power of those two consoles either.

            Wish big dude, and keep eating that shit 🙂

          • discuss

            Obviously I ment Xbox 360 and not the first xbox.

            I never claimed the Wii U wouldn´t be more powerfull then the Xbox 360 or the PS3.

            Do you realize almost every multiplatform game is first build for the best system? The lesser systems get a thumbed down version according tot what the system can handle.

            Do you realize the Xbox ONE and PS4 have a better infrastructure which makes it much easier to port a game?

            But you are basically saying only the Wii U will have better graphics at launch but the Xbox ONE and PS4 won’t have better graphics at launch.

            Blind fanboy, that’s all you are.

          • John Raybell

            compare AGP to PCI E 16X

            Here is this AGP card 2GB DDR3 ram, clocked at 800mhz
            And here is a PCI E 16X 1GB DDR3 clocked at 700mhz

            Do you know which one is better, what if I told you that pci e 16X is cheaper and smokes that AGP card, would you know why it does from looking at those specs, no you wouldn’t would ya, but if you understood the difference between those architectures you would know that the lower clocked PCI card fucking smokes that AGP in every fucking area.

            If you disagree PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GO BACK TO SCHOOL, AND GO GET A FUCKING A+ cert, or go fucking research for 3 minutes lol

          • John Raybell

            thanks for the down vote DISCUSS, you do understand you are pretty much brainless at this point right?

        • John Raybell

          ITS A LAUNCH TITLE, do you think ps4 day one will use its full potential on day one, week one, month one, fuck i hope not, that thing would be a pile of dog shit then because launch games will damn near look like xbox360ps3 games at the end of there life cycle

          How long have you been alive anyways?

    • DOG FART

      mario kart 8 and xeno RAPED THAT so so take a wild guess lol

    • John Raybell

      the wiiu can do more then the ps3 and xbox360 FACT!, so yeah it can handle them, it can also handle them much better then any console out right now, its the most powerful console out as of now.fact

      That’s like asking if the n64 could do more then the snes, of course it can you silly tard 🙂

      Are you one of those that think the wiiu is less powerful then ps3/xbox360, because hardware wise and architecture wise it puts those consoles to shame, devs just have to learn how to program for it is all. more learning curve but when you program the right way for it it will be impressive, think of this, at launch the wiiu was on par or better graphically then ps3xbox360 is now, just imagine towards the end of the life cycle of the wiiu, its going to be very impressive, we will see games on wiiu that look as good as ps4 and xboxone games, maybe not all, but SOME.

      Microsoft and sonys new console till cap out much sooner then wiiu will, that’s all in the architecture, pc architecture will make it very hard for them to have a long life cycle like the xbox and ps had, what it does do is allow devs to program easier for it, which is the only reason they went for that architecture.

      And no im not ignorant, i just know my shit :), I come from a very pc literate family with a dad thats a techy and a brother who is a software programmer, has worked for Microsoft and now is working on his own with a friend making games for mobile.

      If anyone wants to disagree I would talk to some devs that understand architecture, find one that works on memory intensive architecture like the wiiu has, they will all say the same thing, the wiiu is very powerful and can do allot more then what third parties are doing with it.

      The learning curve is the issue, but that learning curve has been what console have always been about, with the better understanding comes better programming, this is why year after year games look better and better on our consoles without hardware upgrades of any kind. compare xbox360 launch games to the ones that console has now, and understand the wiiu will have that same type of leap.

      • John Raybell

        here comes the thumbs downs, I cant wait lol

      • discuss

        And then you realize this might be PS4 footage …

        … feel dumb now?

        • Pikachief

          The initial multiplatform games will look the same on this generation’s and next generation’s hardware, just like the last console generation jump. Also most initial xbox one and ps4 games will not use all of its full graphical power, so im pretty sure wii u can handle at least the ps4 and xbox one launch title graphics.

          And since its multiplatform, inbetween 2 generations, and the next generation isnt going to start with a big leap in graphics, why would they waste their time and recources making the graphics better on one than the other?? These are Wii U graphics.

          And if anything, this is running on a pc 😉 lol

          • Pikachief

            Just to clarify, it probably is PS4 footage, (idk, im on my phone and haven’t watched the video) but what i’m saying is that the wii u version probably has the same graphics and im sure X and Mario Kart 8 prove it can do these graphics.

        • david jarman

          If this were the ps4 version then you have nothing to brag about cause Mario Kart 8 is prettier then this. Monolith soft “X” destroys it.
          Some of the character models don’t look that great with their geometry. Makes me wonder if this is ps3. Regardless of which console video is being shown, wii u can still do it.

        • Michael Nillo

          source or this statement is invalid.

        • John Raybell

          ummmmmmmmmmm I already knew it was. do you feel dumb now?

          Why all the tards on here lol, discuss you have been one of the new tards latly.

          Also has it been CONFIRMED THAT THIS IS PS4????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? just wondering

          • discuss

            Actually it’s probably PC footage (didn”t see it would be released on pc aswell). Why wouldn’t a develloper show you a trailer of his game in the best possible quality?
            We all know the Wii U has the least powerfull hardware of the new consoles so it would make totally no sense at all to show Wii U footage without actually mentioning it.
            But hey you can go be a retard now and scream something silly like the Wii U hardware is powerfull or that hardware doesn’t matter.

          • SuperChocoMilk

            I absolutely despise people like you. You make Playstation and Xbox fans seem like retarded 10 year olds that can’t accept that Nintendo is doing just as well as the other companies. Oh, and its “powerful” not “powerfull.”

          • discuss

            We are talking about hardware. Based on your post and childish username you are probably a kid who doesn’t even know what hardware does.

            Go and educate yourself fool http://www.ign.com/wikis/xbox-one/PS4_vs._Xbox_One_vs._Wii_U_Comparison_Chart

          • John Raybell

            Im not sure he can read that well from the looks of things.

          • John Raybell

            thanks for putting words in my mouth, you can tell they are your words for the fact its a retard saying that shit.

          • discuss

            You don’t only look like a monkey you also act like one.

          • John Raybell

            at least im old enough to be educated and have a beard, making fun of others for facial hair is some grade school shit right there.

            Wait till you grow the pubes dude.

          • discuss

            I’m 25 years old, have a proper education (unlike you obviously) and your facial hair makes you look like a tramp.

  • Josiah Parsons

    Looks EPIC! ship-to-ship combat looks awesome. however, the excess violence is awful.

    • Bill Wildaman

      Excess violence? The game is called “Assassin’s” Creed. Not to mention this time in history was pretty damn violent.

      • Mario

        True. Veeeeeeerrrry true!!

    • John Raybell

      lol hahahahah, are you kidding? Have you ever played video games? like ever?

      Do you want them to use sticks instead of swords, play battleship the board game instead of real ships?

      Some people i swear.

      You must work for PETA lol hahaha

      • Josiah Parsons

        I’m not a hippie. I just don’t think games need as much blood, gore, and violence as they do. fpses are fun, but I really don’t need all that violent stuff pumped into my head.

        • John Raybell

          Well yeah true, but this is AC, why change what is, some games can have it as well as some games shouldn’t.

          And not all games have it, if you dont want to play a game play that because of violence then play something else on the wii, jesus its a nintendo console, it has tons of games without that shit.

          Im assuming you have a wiiu, because well this is WIIUdaily, buuuuuut maybe im wrong.

          In any case, AC is fine with that kind of stuff, a lack of would make it like a cheesy British comedy, no offence

          • Josiah Parsons

            Yeah. I’m just gonna stick with Mario. SSB and MarioKart look great.

  • Stephen Davis

    LOL I just remembered PETA petitioning against Black Flag for “glorifying” whaling. And Ubisofts response was like ” We do not condone illegal whaling, just as we don’t condone a pirate lifestyle of poor hygiene, plundering, hijacking ships, and over-the legal-limit drunken debauchery.” lol If PETA thinks thinks the whaling is too realistic then you know the graphics are good 😛

    • NkoSekirei

      peta are abunch of jack@$$es with nothing to do is sue game companies over gamers hunting animals sheesh its just a game and by the way peta didnt u know we hunted animals for food during last few centuries wen we didnt have ovens or stoves

      • John Raybell

        Many people still hunt for food today also, PETA is a joke, they also kill more animals then save, they use gas chambers and dump the dead in any public garbage cans they can find. behind walmart,costco,gamestop,bestbuy you name it they put the dead there.

        Peta kills more animals then anyone EVER even if they are healthy perfect animals that just need a home! nothing humane about what they do

        True facts!

        • Bill Wildaman

          I have a feeling that the meat industry might kill a few more animals than PETA.

          • John Raybell

            lol true true

    • Mario

      I don’t see the big deal! Ubisoft was inspired by history to make this game! People like PETA can’t take away historical elements that appear in the game! It’s like saying that they want to alter history! Like if they don’t want us to know how life was back then!

    • Your money

      P.E.T.A stands for ***********************************. Peta must not know what i said.

    • Wayne Beck

      OFF TOPIC!

      A Wii U System Update has gone live! Dunno what it is lol.

      • Baum 「ツリー」

        Version 3.1.0 U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:

        Improvements to Standby Functions:
        The standby functions will now regularly connect to the Internet when the Wii U is powered down to check for available SpotPass data or software and system updates. Software updates will be installed while the Wii U is powered down, and system updates will be installed the next time the Wii U is powered on. For further detailed information, click here.

        Improvements to system stability and usability:
        Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

        *A system update providing further additions to system functionality is planned for release between the end of September and beginning of October.

        Version 3.0.1 U available via an Internet connection includes the following improvements:

        Further improvements to overall system stability and software compatibility

        (copy’n’pasted from NiNTENDOMiNATiON)

  • lozman1122

    Looks good! Not gonna lie though, I completely forgot about AC4. I was too busy think about WWHD which comes out in October too:)

    • John Raybell

      Really. sure its zelda in all, but its a remake, not really anything to get that excited for, a new titleip built from the ground up, instead of a MILK sounds good, in fact, I would love to see no more new HD remakes, reselling us the same products doesnt sit well with me, its also why I hate the virtual console and its prices.

      Ill just download roms of the games I already have which include pretty much everything on VC as of now and run them on my pc in 1080, the old windwaker rom maxed out, in true 1080,using full AA and running filters blows the HD remake away, and whats even better, I only had to buy it once!

      Virtual console should be free right now, due to there lack of games, a free VC would sell the wiiu like CRAZY!!!!!! imagine if they brought gamecube and wii games to VC, that would be awesome. Maybe chage for gamecube and wii, but leave nessnesn64 games free for all nintendo players

      Free VC=better then paying for your games over and over and over and over.

      Hell even a few free games a month would help nintendo out allot!

      • Johny

        alot of people didnt have a chance to play Windwaker, which is a GREAT zelda.
        me for example,… my wii’s optical drive died, and couldnt finish WW. im VERY VERY excited for a HD remake for wiiu , since i’ll get a chance to play the game, also looks AMAZING

        • Matt

          I agree 100%. Never played WW on my gamecube so im stoked for this HD remake!!!

        • John Raybell

          ok yeah i understand for ones who haven’t played it

  • bizzy gie

    This is PlayStation gameplay.

    • Stoenk

      But the game’s on wii u, too.

      • bizzy gie

        I know.

    • John Raybell

      so what, fact is the wiiu one will be as good as the ps3xbox360 ones if not better, more powerful hardware in the wiiu, ubi just has to use it properly is all.

      If they wanted to they could get the game to look better and perform better then those other two 6+ year old consoles.

      • incoherent1

        This video could’ve been from a PS4 though…

        • John Raybell

          face palm, sooo what.

          Wiiu could do graphics like that no problem,better even. fact

          • John Raybell

            better as in graphics of that game, not console, this isnt a console bash or anything like that at all

          • Michael Nillo

            Like I said earlier, don’t assume. Get facts down first. “COULD’VE” doesn’t mean shit

  • AlThor

    I’ll check the game play as a demo, but shiver me timbers it looks cool!

  • John Raybell

    I still cant believe they are already doing a forth one so soon!

    ubi take a break from that game, work on something else, no body likes milking, and we also dont want to get bored of a franchise by running it in to the ground like you are doing.

    Please please please no more AC after this one, wait a few years at least.

    Bring back POP and Beyond good and evil, and keep putting those new Ips out instead

  • Antar Rodríguez

    im more excited about watch dogs, its a really innovative game and besides AC 4 looks good but i feel it was made really quick and can be opened to a lot of malfunctions/glitches etc

  • bizzy gie
    • sd

      Have you read the comments. Ill copy and paste one showing the type of people signing it.

      “John whatzittoya
      SONYVILLE, WY ill sign to help ps4 so we have no stupid people on the same console as me.”

      People really are that sad.

      • bizzy gie

        I guess that makes me sad also. 🙁 I signed it as a troll too.

        But this is also for people who truly thought DRM was forward thinking.

        • sd

          Maybe, but thats not why most people are signing it. Nothing wrong signing it if you believe that. Just wrong with people citing reasons like that above.

  • Wayne Beck


    A Wii U System Update has gone live! Dunno what it is lol..


    Every time they release a new Creed, it gets a whole lot better.

  • sd

    unrelated question.
    Has anyone played the walking dead survival instinct for wii u. is it as bad as its supposed to be?

  • Christopher Acuna

    Preordered…for my WiiU. Got a sweet ass poster for it to. Framed it and hung it up in my living room.

  • HotInEER

    Looks good, I must admit. I will more than likely pick this up.

  • great deku tree

    the gameplay looks great personally I’m glad they went further ahead with the sea battles and so on but I really do hope they have a good storyline to it that’s my only concern.

  • Tim van Broekhoven

    Awwwww another game I have to buy…