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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Poster Leaks, But is it Legit?
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We already know that another Assassin's Creed game is coming. Hell, it was a foregone conclusion before Ubisoft even announced it, but today has seen what could be a leaked poster for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag finding its way onto the internet.

It shows the new hero on the deck of a pirate ship fighting with swords and muskets  surrounded by beardy buccaneers. Early rumblings suggest that the hooded hero - who looks remarkably like Connor from ACIII - is Edward Kenway, Connor's grandad and Haytham's dad, a privateer, pirate and an assassin, obviously.

Apparently, it'll be set in the Caribbean on several islands including Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas, and is more than likely coming to both next-gen and current-gen consoles.

Assassin's Creed does Pirates of the Caribbean? We'll have to wait and see if this proves legitimate. For now, check out the poster and leaked screenshot below. We'll have more on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (assuming that's what it'll be called) when we get it.

[Via Kotaku & The Examiner]



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Comment #1 by Steakslave
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 02:18:04 PM
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I'm glad Ubisoft doesn't own a dairy farm...

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Comment #2 by Jmalcom1985
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 02:19:41 PM
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Cool story bro!

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Comment #3 by Oultranator0731
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 02:20:02 PM
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Be funny if it was just some fan artwork!

I'll see what the next one looks like, I was disappointed with the 3rd which is a shame as I really enjoyed the first 3. (1, 2 and Brotherhood)

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Comment #4 by Hurricane Of 87
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 02:21:04 PM
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I dunno about 'new hero', looks like Connor, even with the same colours in the poster.

Anyway I don't buy this, top one looks like something off of deviantart. The bottom is blurry enough to be virtually any third person game.

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Comment #5 by roza
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 02:21:55 PM
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Assassins Creed IV: We're In The Black SO Have Another Game We've Knocked Out Without Really Giving A Crap.

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Comment #6 by Space Cadet
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 02:24:38 PM
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Henry Rollins doing main character's voice and I'll think about it.

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Comment #7 by SilvereX
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 02:26:21 PM
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Assassin's Creed is turning into CoD.

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Comment #8 by H0p3sfalL
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 02:27:31 PM
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Comment #9 by DeadlySinz86
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 02:28:43 PM
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God I hope not. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Assassin's Creed games, but it needs to do something different now. A future setting would be sick as fuck. Laser Swords and that kinda shit.

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Comment #10 by xhunterrrr
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 02:33:56 PM
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#9 - How the hell would they go into the future if the Animus is used to explore the past through DNA? It would make no sense at all.

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Comment #11 by joyous being
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 02:35:52 PM
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History tells us when they introduce a new main character, they up the number of the title.
1- Altair
2- Ezio
3- Connor

When there's a number, there is no second title. It's not "Assassins Creed II: The Italian Job" or "Assassins Creed III: Livin In America"

For that reason, I think it's a fake.

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Comment #12 by XxStuartxX 1990
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 02:36:48 PM
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I hated Connor, he was an awful character to me, really hope he is not in the next one, otherwise I may not get it.

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Comment #13 by Terrin
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 02:41:09 PM
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I agree completely it would just be assassin creed blackhart so I am almost 100% its fake

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Comment #14 by Masterdebator88
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 02:42:04 PM
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It is not Connor, the guns and clothing tell us it is around the same time frame though, 17th century.

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Comment #16 by hotdogenigma
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 02:48:29 PM
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Comment #17 by Mittens2317
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 02:59:10 PM
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I'm pretty sure Ubisoft want a more unique setting for the new series.

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Comment #18 by Renedald
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 03:09:15 PM
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Meh, I wasn't thrilled with AC3. It was just okay, but didn't grab me like the earlier games. However I did enjoy the ship combat from AC3. Perhaps Ubisoft precursor to a pirate assassin in AC4?

Also as pointed out is Ubisoft typically leaves it a simple title when implementing a new character.

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Comment #19 by HorsemanOfWar16
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 03:15:02 PM
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Yeah this just sounds like they spent shitloads on the Naval Warfare part of AC:3 and overall it was underused. Now to milk it for a whole new game. I'll be honest I'm not initially liking the concept of pirates. Plus the whole year on year thing is just not a good look, as it always puts doubt in gamers kinds.

Personally I was hoping for a China Dynasty Era (awesome deviant artist has done some amazing concept on this) or Feual Japan. Oh well guess not.:(

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Comment #20 by cursednaruto
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 03:16:12 PM
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@10 really if they have the power to go into past through DNA sure they'd come up with a future device to try and save them but that would not happen because each game is to find not to learn and I know he did learn but not the way I'm on about I mean to learn new stuff like build a machine to change the world like a terraformer to repair the earth

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Comment #21 by Arawos
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 03:16:25 PM
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I hope they take their time instead of forcing out an AC game every year.

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Comment #22 by Olliezilla
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 03:24:34 PM
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Fed up of an AC game every year. Drying the franchise

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Comment #23 by DeadlySinz86
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 03:28:24 PM
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@10 Who says it has to involve and Animus? Also it could be a future setting (a world destroyed by Juno) where a new hero would use an updated Animus to go back in time to find a way to defeat her. Now that Desmond is out of the picture (I really hope he is) there's no limit to the possibilities.

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Comment #24 by Mad Man
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 03:35:51 PM
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This would be interesting to see and play.

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Comment #25 by tunaleg
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 03:36:59 PM
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This series is more tired and worn out than CoD

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Comment #26 by GrandTheftAuto
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 03:51:12 PM
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wont believe that ... never

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Comment #27 by crossbit
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 03:54:22 PM
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SO many things ring alarm bells here;

1) The graphic novel art style of the poster can't help but make me feel like it belongs to a... you know... graphic novel. I can't recall seeing any concept art for an actual AC *game* in that style.

2) That 'screenshot'. Why the need for two copies of the same twitter handle, and why does one seem to be conveniently obscuring the leg? Strikes me as the first law of Photoshop - if you can't fake it, hide it. The "spine" of the armor also looks awkwardly angled, and there's that whole blurry thing going on between the neck and right shoulder (see First Law). The rest of the scene doesn't sit right either, with practically everything infront of the character blurred to hell (First Law), along with dust effects and lens glare slapped all over the place to make sure you can't see what's going on. What is that he's even standing on? A boat? A dock, boardwalk? Hell, it could even be a table for all he's done to obscure it.

3) The guy who leaked this works for a "chain of private, family-owned electronics and appliances stores". Hardly sounds fitting for a leak of this nature.

4) But the fact that he's a professional graphic designer sure does.

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Comment #28 by asilent boom
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 03:54:52 PM
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Shiver me timbers.

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Comment #29 by francisrossi
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 03:55:59 PM
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@21 - You mean they've not been doing that already?

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Comment #30 by Snipe777
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 04:01:09 PM
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Comment #31 by Snowed
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 04:07:33 PM
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Sorry dumb7777, but that doesn't mean anything.

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Comment #32 by Snipe777
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 04:11:39 PM
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Snowed ur the one that sound like a dumb bitch but wateva if it not a proof then wath is

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Comment #33 by greeneye77
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 04:12:45 PM
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I have enjyed all of the AC games except the first. That game was horrific to play. I do hope they just release it on next gen consoles. As much as I am enjoying ACIII, the game just doesn't hold up well on current gen systems anymore. With all of the pop-in, clipping, glitches, bugs and overall unpolished feel.

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Comment #34 by LickableLemons7
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 04:20:46 PM
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I like pirates and shit. I haven't played AC: Revelations or 3. So I may as well pick this up, if it proves to be true.

Or maybe I could play At World's End...or that Port Royale game. Whatever.

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Comment #35 by KirstySays
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 04:44:10 PM
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I really am loosing hope with the AC series. Being an avid fan of them since the start, AC3 was a big let down for me and if this poster is true and anything to go by for the next game, I highly doubt it will be a day one pick up for me if at all.

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Comment #36 by BiggD
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 04:50:49 PM
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I'm done with Assassin's Creed. This is fake, and even if it were to come out this year or next, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't buy another Assassin's Creed game.

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Comment #37 by The Bum-Mobile
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 05:03:13 PM
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I'm no Assassin's Creed fan, but it seems to me this is too early for another numerical entry in the series. Smells fake to me.

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Comment #38 by Snipe777
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 05:07:04 PM
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Comment #39 by MakoBallistic
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 05:11:35 PM
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So, are they ever actually going to have it set in the frakkin' future, like we've all been waiting for since the first one? Milked.

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Comment #40 by HumanDestroyer
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 05:18:07 PM
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So bored with Assassins MILKED now, the stories are now rubbish and uninteresting, i still had no fucking idea what was going on in number three with the first civilization and the Templars satellite etc.. This franchise is just getting milked and because of that the stories are getting more complicated and needlessly drawn out.
Fuck Assassin's creed i am done with this franchise Ubisoft. I am sick of playing your games with give no answers to any questions or plot points.

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Comment #41 by Bodom94
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 05:20:04 PM
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Fake or not, I would definitely like to see a pirate themed Assassins Creed. Or, even better and totally not off topic or anything, a pirate themed Red Dead Redemption/GTA game from Rockstar.

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Comment #42 by IRA GUNNER AFC
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 05:54:35 PM
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at least cod has tons of hours in it these yearly shits get boring after 5 hours

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Comment #43 by Kanaletto
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 06:01:46 PM
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I don't think is a fake, It seems to me more of a comic or illustration for a book, so I don't worry too much.

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Comment #44 by bigdogice
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 06:04:32 PM
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Im good on AC games after the disappointment that was AC 3. But I will say the best part was the naval combat in that game.

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Comment #45 by Yourburntstar
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 06:05:19 PM
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This is 100% legit, because if you recall they made a statement saying that if you enjoyed playing a "pirate" in ACIII then you would like AC4 so it's just a assumption but what else do we have to go on?

i'm not taking this with a grain on salt though, I don't go off speculation anymore for products that I want. it is to easy to fake anything now a days.

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Comment #46 by Finn Jake n BMO
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 06:41:37 PM
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Ubisoft is the next company to go bankrupt

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Comment #47 by Spanish Assault
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 06:59:30 PM
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an assassin pirate....this might be the last straw.

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Comment #48 by DragonessAthena
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 07:15:26 PM
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@15 Play the game again. The world was saved from one fate, only for another threat to pop up right at the end. Desmond's story was finished in AC3, not the over-all story.

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Comment #49 by Snipe777
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 07:18:04 PM
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Comment #50 by Woody28
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 07:55:41 PM
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How about the fact that it looks fake kinda tells it's fake.
it just looks like some cool fan art.

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Comment #51 by Tonic24k
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 08:00:29 PM
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Reminds me of the Metal Gear Acid style of artwork.

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Comment #52 by ThePumpkinKing
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 08:12:11 PM
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So everyone sees this and assumes it's a new game? laughable.

If anything, this looks like a graphic novel that serves as a tie-in for IV.

It's also worth noting that the second image was nowhere to be found when this story first surfaced on, ahem, more reputable sites. The only image was of the poster. Which is artwork done by Todd McFarlane.

Not to mention that, story-wise, there is absolutely nothing to be learned by travelling further back in time from ACIII. What happened at the end of 3 happened. Going back to the days of privateers would serve no purpose in terms of stopping it. So that they'd even suggest that the setting would be further back in time seems a little redundant, at best.

Whatever this is. I don't care. After the disaster that WAS AC3, I'm done with this series.

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Comment #53 by RenownedZ3r0
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 08:17:02 PM
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My comment is for everyone on here who thinks Assasin's Creed is turning into COD (A bad iteration of the last version). Unlike people on this website, I follow Ubisoft and read about them and they specifically said they would release Brotherhood, then Revelations, then Assassin's Creed and take a break from it for a year, and I've already red that they confirmed that the next game is going to come out in 2014. So can everyone please STFU?!

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Comment #54 by 1000 kittens
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 08:20:09 PM
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@3 Thank you! I'm glad that i am not the only one who feels this way.

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Comment #55 by 1morey
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 08:44:33 PM
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@ #14...ACIII was not set in the 17th century, it was set in the 18th century.

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Comment #56 by Guilty Trace
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 08:55:09 PM
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Possibly could be another comic spinoff as opposed to a game?

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Comment #57 by Razor Buddha
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 09:03:30 PM
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This is a legit game. Was at GameStop today and they showed me the poster. Honestly, I feel like the setting is very uninspired following AC3. As someone already said, a future or even modern day setting would have been better. Would have made a customer out of me anyway.

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Comment #58 by DarthViscer
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 10:05:11 PM
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@57 That's called Watch Dogs man.

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Comment #59 by Shiftie
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 10:25:55 PM
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Fitting that the next AC installment has Pirates, considering how much they have milked the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

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Comment #60 by pravado
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 10:42:42 PM
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Please god no. The pirate segments were the worst part of AC3. They just don't fit in with things at all.

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Comment #61 by ZBrewski
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 11:03:38 PM
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This is more than likely fake. The green box with the artist signature doesn't feel right. Maybe this is a graphic novel, if so i'll pick it up but not if this will be the actual game. The "in-game" screenshot looks very unconvincing. Im praying that this is fake, but we shall see tomorrow

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Comment #62 by Razor Buddha
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 11:36:26 PM
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It's real. I saw the poster at GameStop. I was shown it by the manager behind the counter. It's real, so you can stop saying it's fake.

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Comment #63 by fishzy
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 11:42:28 PM
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Assassins creed 4 should be set in nazi germany during world war II...........or maybe that's to far into the future......??? however pirates....... Yarrr! :)

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Comment #64 by PantyxSlayer44
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 01:35:22 AM
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AC4 will probably be told from the perspective of Daniel Cross (before AC3),
utilizing Nikolai Oreilov in turn of the century Russia. See how Abstergo used him to infiltrate the brotherhood. AC: Black Flag could just be another game
in the "Kenway saga".

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Comment #65 by crunchb3rry
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 01:47:35 AM
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Makes sense. The AC3 ship combat was probably just something they threw in for that game because it was already designed for a sequel. Would have thought they'd sneak in a "middle" game like Brotherhood, but this shouldn't be too different. Probably just taking out pine trees and putting in palm trees.

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Comment #66 by reiko
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 04:27:14 AM
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Just Bring Jesper Kyd Back.

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Comment #67 by swatchvy
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 04:56:35 AM
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Assassins creed 3.5

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Comment #68 by blleiffer
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 06:03:07 AM
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This does not look real, maybe as an in-between title such as:Brotherhood and Revelations, but not 4

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Comment #69 by cheevo360
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 06:14:33 AM
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Bring AC 4 next year or 2 years I will be happy to see AC is back then. Not this year and let Watch Dogs steal the show this year from Ubisoft. Watch Dogs need become most and important Ubisoft's franchise like AC, Far Cry, Splinter Cell and others. :)

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Comment #70 by RikusTwilight
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 07:16:50 AM
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It Pains me when people complain about yearly titles. Don't like? Don't buy. Simple!

Also Ubi already announced 4 is being developed by a whole other team other than the people who make AC normally.

Alternating between the two studios allows this fluidity. Because the series is a Cash generator for Ubi of course they are going to make more, on a regular basis. They are a business and a regular income is more profitable than one smash hit every 3 or 4 years.

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Comment #71 by Xaivos
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 09:51:25 AM
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AC3 SPOILER: How can we be a Descendant of Desmond again? (without desmond)

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Comment #72 by ZzZCrossyZzZ
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 10:34:12 AM
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@64 The awesome moment when my name is Daniel Cross.. Hell yeah Ubi, make a game about me ;)

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Comment #73 by Milkman6666923
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 12:56:20 PM
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So many haters here.

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Comment #74 by Samigi
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 01:10:30 PM
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How can you not like Assassins Creed 3?

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Comment #75 by The Cipriani
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 01:16:47 PM
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wont be buying it, already sold revelations and AC3 ... ive torn myself away from the franchise altogether.

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Comment #76 by Splinter4
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 02:20:45 AM
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Did anyone else notice the $99 pre-order price on Amazon for the upcoming PS4 version? Is THIS for real?! Do they seriously have the stones to RAISE the prices of games??!!

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