Assassins Creed Black Flag Cover




The Assassin's Creed franchise is by far my favourite series of games. With its blend of ope world exploration, stealth assassinations and all out combat when you want it, it represents the perfect gaming experience. And while I'm still playing Revelations and looking forward to Assassin's Creed III (don't judge me, I like to savour each episode) Ubisoft has released details for the stunning selection of special editions for its forthcoming Assassin's Creed Black Flag.


In this chapter you take the role of Edward Kenway who transitions between the Navy and being a pirate, with the skills of an assassin up his sleeve. Yes, he's a pirate... with ninja skills. This could be the most awesome thing ever and put to bed the eternal internet question: What's better, ninjas or pirates? The answer offered by Assassin's Creed Black Flag is clearly: Both.



Official info as follows, check out the images of the special editions below:


Ubisoft® has announced details for the Assassin's Creed® IV Black Flag Collector's Editions, available exclusively in EMEA territories for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Nintendo Wii U™ system and Windows PC versions of the game, along with a new online VIP program called THE WATCH. The editions are as follows (full details below):

  • The Black Chest Edition (Uplay exclusive)
  • The Buccaneer Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK & GameStop in Ireland)
  • The Skull Edition (available UK market-wide)
  • The Special Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK & Xtravision in Ireland)

THE WATCH: A new VIP program accessible as a pre-order bonus

In addition to exclusive bonus in-game content for customers who pre-order, a unique activation code will also be provided via select UK retail (Game, Amazon and GameStop in Ireland) or Uplay, granting access to the Assassin's Creed VIP program: THE WATCH. THE WATCH offers unique content that goes deeper into the Assassin's Creed universe, granting exclusive access to additional information, bonus content, rewards and the opportunity to take part in an exclusive quest designed specifically for VIP members. Customers who register for THE WATCH will become a member of a select community of Assassin's Creed fans who can participate in online discussions, upload their own content and compare their skills and achievements! More information can be found here:

A new high quality figurine, Edward Kenway: The Assassin Pirate, is also available for pre-orders starting today on Uplay, displaying Edward in a Mayan ruin, ready to fire his guns at his opponents. This premium collectible item will also include bonus in-game weapons and skins and will be on sale in October 2013.

Collector's Edition Details

The Black Chest Edition (Uplay exclusive)

This prestigious edition includes everything a true Assassin's Creed fan could desire and a very limited quantity is available for pre-order exclusively via Uplay by visiting:

  • Premium Quality 55 cm Diorama of Captain Edward on the Jackdaw's Bow
  • Exclusive SteelBook™
  • High-quality artbook
  • The official soundtrack
  • 2 Lithographs in their protective envelope
  • 2 canvas prints
  • All existing additional Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Unlockable In-Game Content, including single player missions, skins and weapons
  • Collector's box

Physical pirate booty:

  • Parchment world map
  • An original Black Flag replica

The Buccaneer Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK & Gamestop in Ireland)

This premium edition offers a selection of essential physical and digital items for fans:

  • Premium Quality Edward Kenway Figurine on the Jackdaw's Crow's Nest
  • High-quality artbook
  • The official soundtrack
  • 2 Lithographs in their protective envelope
  • Collector's box
  • Additional Unlockable In-game Content

The Skull Edition (UK market-wide)

This edition includes physical and digital content for the Assassin's Creed enthusiast:

  • Collector Jumbo Steel Case
  • High-quality artbook
  • The official soundtrack
  • 2 Lithographs in their protective envelope
  • Unlockable In-game Content

The Special Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK & Xtravision in Ireland)

This special edition will be available at the standard price and includes unlockable in-game content only available at game launch.

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, 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 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 later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.

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