The latest patch for Assassin's Creed IV on PC added support for some fancy PhysX particle effects, which includes smoke. Lots of smoke.
Apparently it's not just time and history that evolves in the Assassin's Creed games, but the NPCs' artificial intelligence too, as YouTuber cchrist1000 sadly experienced during his ACIV session.
Ever wonder what would happen if you mashed Assassin's Creed IV and Minecraft together? Good news, this version of the first Black Flag trailer by Nacker11 gives us a taste of that crossover. Seems like it would work!
Ubisoft's latest promotion for Assassin's Creed IV might sound silly at first, but it's actually kinda neat.
Okay, any Assassins' Creed cosplay is going to start with a white hood, but soon after that you're going to need a weapon. Comic book legend Todd McFarlane provides, with a replica of Edward Kenway's Hidden Blade Gauntlet so pretty you can barely tell it's plastic.
Ubisoft has published a trailer of what seems to be an Assassin's Creed-themed, community-focused website featuring puzzle games with leaderboards. The catch? It's exclusive to those who pre-ordered Black Flag, much like how access to Industrial Revolution was tied to a pre-order of BioShock Infinite.
So Ubisoft officially confirmed Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag today. If you're a weirdo like me, then you weren't spending the majority of your time speculating on the gameplay or setting, but instead were wondering what level of involvement the American hardcore band Black Flag had in the process.
The other day, I thought to myself: "I've been working at Kotaku for nearly a year and not once have I brought up the band Black Flag and the game EarthBound in the same post." Then I thought to myself, "You know what I should do? Fire up Photoshop and make that a reality."