The last time we reported on an Assassin’s Creed sequel, Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed that there would be a new game and a new time period, to be released on next-gen consoles, and probably in 2014. Well, Kotaku has just unveiled a poster (revealed by a tipster, which you can see below) that titles the sequel as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and–you guessed it–depicts a scene that takes place in a pirate setting.
Rumors of this have been flying around the net, from a guy who claimed he saw a powerpoint presentation on a plane, to another guy who claimed he overheard it in a coffee shop. Two things seem certain: this new game is taking us to the seven seas with Assassin’s Creed III‘s naval combat, but not it’s protagonists (sorry Connor, Aveline), and Ubisoft’s team need to start using offices when handling secret projects.
Whether this means Assassin’s Creed III will receive no further content after The Tyranny of King Washington DLC is unknown: Ubisoft has proudly described how its teams are split up to work concurrently on different projects, so it’s plausible both series could live on simultaneously. Will AC IV will be available for early adopters of the PS4 and Xbox 720, while ACIII lives on as a current gen series for people waiting to upgrade?
According to Kotaku’s inside man, the poster was meant to go up in stores on March 4th, so perhaps we’ll receive more details soon. Until then, remember to check out the poster below and give us your thoughts in the comments.