One of our most-anticipated games of the year has sailed off into retail today, as Ubisoft has shipped Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag. Black Flag is in stores today for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U. You can also purchase Assassin’s Creed IV on Amazon, if you wish. The latest installment of the franchise, set in the gritty and exotic Golden Age of Pirates, will ship for Xbox One and PS4 on those systems’ respective launch dates.
For those of you who don’t have the release date etched in your mind, that means Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag will release on PS4 on Nov. 15 and on Xbox One on Nov. 22.
Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and a seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars.
Set at the dawn of the 18th century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time that becomes known as the Golden Age of Pirates.
Ubisoft also announced today the Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag Season Pass. Costing $19.99, the Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag Season Pass includes Freedom Cry – a nine-mission self-contained story featuring Edward Kenway’s first mate Adewale — the exclusive Kraken Ship Pack, additional single-player missions, weapons, skins and collectibles, as well as new characters for an expansive multiplayer experience.
Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag Season Pass grants a 20% savings off the regular price of each individual downloadable pack included. The Season Pass will be available for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. There is no Wii U version available.