Alongside the playable demos at last week's Ubisoft press day stood a lone television looping a trailer for something called Assassin's Creed: Pirates. It's a new Assassin's Creed game for mobile devices, and what do you know? It features pirates.
According to press materials, the game will cast you as Alonzo Batilla, a pirate (drink!) who heads out in search of a mysterious treasure called… Big Whoop. No, wait, just kidding, it's actually treasure that belonged to a guy named La Buse. I wonder if La Buse was.. also a pirate? (Drink!)
According to the fact sheet, players will "cross paths with the Templars and the Assassins as they struggle for supremacy and meat the famed figures of the era: Blackbeard, Bellamy and Hornigold. Enrich your journey with dozens of side missions, treasures, quests perks and achievements." So, sounds like Batilla is neither an Assassin nor a Templar. Maybe this should just be called "Pirate's Creed"? (Drink!)
I didn't get to play the game, but it sure sounds like a mobile pirate thing; maybe something similar to if a bit less involved than the (very fun) iPad port of Sid Meier's Pirates! (Drink!).