Watch out captain! Cliff ahead! TheBrownCanadian was able to glitch out Assassin's Creed IV and make it look like a Spelljammer-style space pirate game. Anti-gravity engines were not that advanced in the 1700s after all. » 8/08/14 8:30am 8/08/14 8:30am

Assassin's Creed games revel in meticulous recreations of historical eras. So let's see actual historians discuss the times two newer AC entries were set in. In this video, YouTube series History Respawned takes a look at Liberation and Freedom Cry as reflections of black life in the 18th Century slavery system. » 7/02/14 4:39pm 7/02/14 4:39pm

Assassin's Creed IV's Honest Game Trailer Strikes True

"After the huge letdown of AC III, prepare to redeem the franchise with the Pirates of the Caribbean game that Disney never made." Smoosh Games' latest Honest Game Trailer takes on the Assassin's Creed pirate spin-off that somehow wound up a numbered entry in the series. » 4/19/14 2:13pm 4/19/14 2:13pm

A Closer Look At How Three Assassin's Creed Games Have Handled Slavery

Slavery in the Transatlantic of the 1700s was a complex, interconnected network of financial systems, social engineering and psychological repercussions. The Assassin's Creed video games that have dealt with it head-on made good use of that subject matter but also stumbled in particularly clumsy ways. "Collecting… » 3/31/14 12:40pm 3/31/14 12:40pm

Apart from those annoying sharks, exploring the underwater areas of Assassin's Creed IV was quite fun. Here's artist sandara's underwater piece, with a chilling atmosphere, some eels and sharks, and with a shocked Edward. » 2/13/14 8:30am 2/13/14 8:30am

​Soon You Can Play Assassin's Creed IV's Freedom Cry Without AC IV

Starting this month, PS3 and PS4 owners won't need to own the full version of Assassin's Creed IV to play its excellent Freedom Cry DLC. Ubisoft's just announced that they're releasing the Adéwalé-focused add-on as its own standalone release on February 18th. Make fun of the Black History Month timing all you want,… » 2/05/14 12:00pm 2/05/14 12:00pm

23 More Illuminating Hours With Assassin's Creed IV

When a new year starts, I go back and finish the previous year's Assassin's Creed. I spent early 2013 rediscovering AC III. I've rung in 2014 by playing 23 more hours of Assassin's Creed IV. I have some more thoughts about this one... » 1/27/14 3:00pm 1/27/14 3:00pm

​Taking Down a Slave Ship in Assassin's Creed IV's DLC Isn't Easy

Boarding a slave ship and liberating its human cargo is probably the most satisfying thing you can do in the new Freedom Cry DLC for Assassin's Creed IV. It's also one of the toughest. Take a look at how this naval battle to free slaves almost ended in tears. » 12/23/13 7:30pm 12/23/13 7:30pm

A Game That Showed Me My Own Black History

The newest chapter of the Assassin's Creed series gives me some of the things I've always wanted in a video game: a heroic fantasy that lets me control a warrior fighting against slavery. Part of it happens in Haiti, where my parents were born. Characters talk in Antillean Kreyol, the mosaic tongue made of French… » 12/19/13 3:00pm 12/19/13 3:00pm

Assassin's Creed IV's Fancy New Smoke Will Probably Get You Killed

Assassin's Creed IV's Freedom Cry Add-On Is the Good Kind of DLC

People like to rag on downloadable content. It's a boondoggle, detractors say. A crass way to get extra cash for a chunk of a game that should've just been included on the disk. That's true in many cases. But Assassin's Creed IV: Freedom Cry is the better brand of add-on, one where developers' experimentation with the… » 12/17/13 6:00pm 12/17/13 6:00pm

Assassin’s Creed IV’s DLC Offers a Very Different Kind of Rebellion

All those islands in the Caribbean that are plush vacation spots now? They used to be colonies, outposts for imperial powers that were replete with inhumane slave labor. Some of these places exploded—sometimes into self-rule—with violent uprisings and rebellions. The new add-on—out tomorrow—for Assassin's Creed IV:… » 12/16/13 12:44pm 12/16/13 12:44pm

Ubisoft Is Asking Surprising Questions About Assassin's Creed's Future

We already know that Ubisoft would like to know if fans want to play an assassin's free pirate-only sequel to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. They also want to know if we'd like co-op, if we want horses back, if we want to play through different time periods in the same city, and.... hey, want to play as a Templar? » 12/09/13 10:00am 12/09/13 10:00am

Ubisoft Survey Ponders An Assassin's Creed-Free Pirate Franchise…

Now that Ubisoft has made not one but two pirate-themed games in the Assassin's Creed universe, a survey being sent out to fans (and through them to IGN) wonders if players wouldn't just be fine with a straight-up pirate game. » 12/06/13 1:00pm 12/06/13 1:00pm

Not Sure if Dance Moves or Assassin's Creed IV Glitch

Weird things can happen during Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's fights, and while the game is about pirates, which means barrels full of rum, these moves might be too much even for Edward Kenway. » 12/06/13 9:30am 12/06/13 9:30am

There Isn't Much Assassin's Creed In Assassin's Creed Pirates

Folks who criticize Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for straying too far from the core conflict between the Templars and Assassin's should probably avoid Assassin's Creed Pirates, as the first two words of its title don't really count. » 12/05/13 2:47pm 12/05/13 2:47pm

Assassin's Creed IV's Freedom Cry expansion might just land in two weeks. According to an ad in the newest digital issue of Game Informer, which was spotted by VideoGamer, the DLC pack will be available for Xbox One/360 and PS4/PS3 on the 17th of December. » 12/04/13 7:55am 12/04/13 7:55am

So What If I Think Pirate Ships Are Beautiful. Shut Up.

Not, like, beautiful beautiful. This is a pants on kind of beautiful we're talking about here. But there's something about the way these Ubisoft artists paint them alongside tropical hillsides (or under tropical seas) that's just the best. » 11/05/13 1:00am 11/05/13 1:00am

Enough Assassin's Creed IV Concept Art To Shiver Your Timbers

Martin Deschambault is a senior concept artist at Ubisoft Montreal. The last time we gave him his own feature on Fine Art was for an Assassin's Creed game, so let's not go changing things just for the sake of change. » 11/01/13 1:00am 11/01/13 1:00am