'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag' leaked with screenshot, poster - rumour

New Assassin's Creed seemingly outed by leaked promo materials

The next Assassin's Creed game will be called 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag', if supposedly leaked promotional materials turn out to be genuine.


The poster pictured right, passed to Kotaku by 'a tipster', clearly shows the aforementioned title, along with a hooded figure who would appear to be the new main protagonist, surrounded by pirates on a pirate ship.

A screenshot has also emerged via Examiner from an undisclosed source, which doesn't reveal a great deal execpt another look at a character in different clothing.

According to Examiner, the main character is Edward Kenway, father of Haytham Kenway from Assassin's Creed 3, and an Assassin and known Privateer. The game is claimed to be set in the caribbean, with Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas among the islands that will be visited.

The site claims the game is up and running on Xbox 360, but next-generation versions are also planned.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed earlier this month that Ubisoft plans to publish a new Assassin's Creed game during the 2014 financial year.

It was confirmed the game will take place in a new time period and star a new character, but little else was revealed.

As Kotaku notes, this isn't the first time the title 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag' has been rumoured - weeks ago a Reddit poster claimed to have spotted promotional materials for the game on the laptop screen of a woman sitting in the seat infront of them on a plane.

A separate Reddit poster also claimed to have eavesdropped on two seeming marketing staff discussing an Assassin's Creed project titled 'Black Flag' in a San Francisco cafe - although they - possibly presumptuously - described what they heard as AC3 DLC. According to the poster, the game being discussed featured a focus on naval combat, and a commercial being pitched featured the tagline "Survival is the Only Thing Worth Dying For," accompanying footage of "an Admiral of the British Royal Navy" attempting to arrest the main protagonist while out at sea.