Sure, you’re going to play as a pirate in the next Assassin’s Creed but it’s not exactly clear why. If you’re wondering what motivated the swashbuckling terrors of the seven seas to live life the way they did, then watch the newest promo clip for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

Pirates as symbols of freedom? That’s one way to spin it, I guess. We'll see if Ubisoft pulls this off when ACIV comes out later this year.