PCWorld - Ubisoft has taken the lid off its latest Assassin’s Creed game. Due out on PC and other platforms beginning October 29, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will send gamers into the heart of the Caribbean during the violent 18th Century. Gamers will live the life of a pirate, but with an Assassin’s twist.
This game won’t take a fantasy approach like Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean films and games. Instead, real-life pirates and stories will be blended into this fiction, which has become a part of the Assassin’s prescription for success. Ashraf Ismail, game director for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, talks about what’s in store for gamers as they set sail to explore the seven seas in this exclusive interview.
Game On: Can you talk about the story and the new protagonist in Assassin’s Creed IV?
Ashraf: With Assassin’s Creed IV, we are telling the story of Captain Edward Kenway. He is the father of Haytham Kenway and the grandfather of Connor, so we’re telling the Kenway family saga.
Edward is a British guy coming from poor stock, so he had a poor upraising. He’s a character who is very charismatic and very charming, but at the same time because of the poor life he had he’s very selfish and very reckless. This leads him to become a sailor and eventually a pirate; the lure of glory and gold was something that he was attracted to.