Does this Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag poster [UPDATED]

#1 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4157 posts) -

There's this story on Kotaku, http://kotaku.com/5987035/assassins-creed-iv-is-all-about-pirates-according-to-this-poster .

Mr. Blurrycam took the picture, but regardless it still looks like a poster.

I like the idea of a spinoff thing, and I loved all the pirates portions. Pirates can go where ever they want: London, Brazil, etc. And then there's the treasure.

[And yo] Connor, looks older. Or, some other guy.

Thoughts?

[Kotaku UPDATED]

Aw shit son! Kotaku updated their story.. Or at least, they put Another story. The other side of this poster is: That map, over there..

Its gonna get announced tomorrow. Its REAL!! Pirates!.. : O

http://kotaku.com/5987172/the-other-side-of-that-supposed-assassins-creed-iv-poster-is-a-map

#2 Posted by oraknabo (1453 posts) -

That art style doesn't look like something Ubisoft would use to promote Assassin's Creed. Also they've been saying they're not going back to the same time period and characters of ACIII.

I was hoping this would be an Assassin's Creed game set in the 80s punk scene.

#3 Edited by Dallas_Raines (2135 posts) -

I feel like that art style is fitting for a pirate adventure, so maybe.

#4 Edited by Kerned (1169 posts) -

The typography looks pretty unsophisticated. That probably isn't the work of a well-payed marketing firm. The kerning between the F and the L in "FLAG" is awful. Also, the way that "Black Flag" is set, with the "B" and the "G" being larger, that seems sloppy and poorly thought out.

Of course bad typography happens all the time in every industry, so who knows? But my impression is "fake."

EDIT: I'm almost certainly wrong. I shouldn't confuse "I hate that poster" with "that poster is bullshit."

#5 Posted by Brodehouse (9586 posts) -

Do I play as Henry Rollins?

#6 Posted by Cincaid (2953 posts) -

Spoilers: Blackbeard was an assassin / templar.

#7 Posted by Benny (1947 posts) -

It's 'leaked' pre-order stuff right? That's what Jeff and Co. are saying on twitter.

#8 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

Well will find out the day after tomorrow. That's the offical announcement date

But dude pirate AC game? Holy crap ubisoft you are giveing me exactly what I want.

#9 Posted by MildMolasses (3213 posts) -

@jz said:

Well will find out the day after tomorrow. That's the offical announcement date

But dude pirate AC game? Holy crap ubisoft you are giveing me exactly what I want.

Yep, that is the one thing I could be interested in from another AC game, so let's hope it's the focus.

The actual poster though looks much more like a comic book than anything before it. Maybe it's a preorder bonus

#10 Posted by leebmx (2216 posts) -

Do I play as Henry Rollins?

That would be fucking amazing and was first thing I thought of when I saw the Black Flag headline...

#11 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4157 posts) -
@leebmx said:

@brodehouse said:

Do I play as Henry Rollins?

That would be fucking amazing and was first thing I thought of when I saw the Black Flag headline...

Game Informer made a logo of that..

#12 Posted by JJOR64 (18909 posts) -

Thought they said Conor wasn't supposed to come back? If this is true, at least they are giving him another shot.

#13 Posted by BeachThunder (11698 posts) -

Can't wait for Assassin's Creed: Bad Religion!

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#14 Posted by Reisz (1461 posts) -

This could be official for sure but that poster wouldn't be for the game. I could see it in a comics shop window though. If it is official I'd put money on this being a poster for the Graphic novel adpatation, or a proof for the cover of the Gamestop pre-order comic.

Either way, I would totally play Pirates Creed.

#15 Posted by Sparkul (37 posts) -

Can't wait for Assassin's Creed: Bad Religion!

YOU HAMMER IN THE LAST NAIL.

#16 Posted by Tajasaurus (794 posts) -

It looks more like a poster for a graphic novel or something, tbh.

#17 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Do I play as Henry Rollins?

Angry old man simulator.

#18 Posted by project343 (2812 posts) -

Looks like they realized that numbering your sequels makes it look a lot less like a cheap cash-grab (despite the fact that it's clearly a cheap cash-grab).

#19 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4157 posts) -

@peasantabuse: I think its an Expensive, cash grab. A new IP is the stupidest thing Ubisoft can do. Although, Watch_Dogs is kinda like this, yo its Asssassin's but now. And its GTA.

#20 Edited by OfficeGamer (1087 posts) -

At this point no pitch or dreamy promise/cool poster can win me over.

WE DEMAND NEW GAMEPLAY, nothing else should appease us. New gameplay, new AI, new mechanics, less cutscene, and an actual creed for me as an assassinwho's job is to assassinate not craft wooden barrels.

#21 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4157 posts) -

? I just thought: I imagine a part where you get blond hair, and you land on a island, you see the coconuts, chase the monkey through the jungle, and it finally ends with you finding the secret t-shirt. And, you have to sign your name.

#22 Posted by Coafi (1481 posts) -

Oh, silly Gamestop employees leaking stuff like this... tsk tsk.

#23 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3749 posts) -

It is the one issue that I have with the leak, it makes sense otherwise. But it looks so comic book-y. Which makes some sense since they have done comic books I believe but this is supposed to be the real art I suppose.

#24 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4157 posts) -

I updated the post. There's a map up there, you know? Pirates!..

#25 Edited by Toxin066 (3254 posts) -

Can't wait for Assassin's Creed: Bad Religion!

Assassin's Creed: NOFX was pretty good. I've got high hopes for AC:BR

#26 Posted by awesomeusername (4154 posts) -

@sparkul said:

@beachthunder said:

Can't wait for Assassin's Creed: Bad Religion!

YOU HAMMER IN THE LAST NAIL.

HA! Post of the month right here.

#27 Edited by Sparkul (37 posts) -
#28 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4594 posts) -

After the way AC3 ended I'm done with the series. It's just tedious now.

#29 Posted by probablytuna (3535 posts) -

I guess they took the positive feedback from the naval aspect of ACIII and are now making a full game out of it?

#30 Edited by TangoUp (307 posts) -

I think Kojima thought too greatly of the AC series when he put the Altair costume in MGS4. Because apart from a little stealth in the first game, I have never seen any significant stealth segments in any of the other games. I only played 1 and 2 however.

#31 Edited by LucidDreams117 (378 posts) -

God I hope this is fake or something else entirely. That's it. After III, Ubisoft take a break. Come back to the drawing board in like two years. Leave it alone for now. It's starting to get to the point where this series will need to taken out back and shot. And then of course comes the reboot.

#32 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11477 posts) -

I bet I would play an "Assassin's Creed, but with Pirates" game. Of course, that's what I said when I was given the promise of tomahawking readcoats, and the negative reception to that game kinda drove me away.

#33 Edited by wwfundertaker (1396 posts) -

After AC3 ive lost interest in the series. The last quarter of the year is going to hectic, so ill save my money for something else.

#34 Edited by MonetaryDread (1992 posts) -

Do I play as Henry Rollins?

Post of the year.

This would be one of the greatest games of all time. I'm going to start learning Maya so I can make a PC mod.

#35 Edited by OfficeGamer (1087 posts) -

How did you update the thread? You're a wizard and my head's fucked up.

#36 Posted by MattAstr (6 posts) -

Not sure how credible it is, but if the rumor you play as Haytham's father turns out to be true, then at least we aren't playing as the same protagonist again.

Although it looks like Conner from that picture, hm.

#37 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4157 posts) -

How did you update the thread? You're a wizard and my head's fucked up.

Use, "Full Edit," on your original post. You can edit the title of the thread, as well. ~ I love all this new stuff we get, now.

I noticed no AC IV has got announced, yet.. Hmm.. Its a little late, I don't wanna wait until tomorrow.

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