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Ubisoft Reveals Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Special Editions And First Gameplay Trailer

Posted by Orla Madden

VIP pass 'The Watch' coming, too

Ubisoft has revealed the very first gameplay trailer for the upcoming new adventure in the Assassin's Creed series, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, as well as four special editions.

Those who pre-order the game will also gain access to 'The Watch', a VIP program allowing players to dive deeper into the Assassin's Creed world, embark on exclusive quests, access to additional information and bonus content. The unique activation code for the program will be given out from select retailers — Game, Amazon and GameStop in Ireland.

Customers can also pre-order a limited Edward Kenway: The Assassin Pirate figurine on Ubisoft's online store Uplay from today, ahead of its October release. This premium collectible item will also include bonus in-game weapons and skins and will be on sale in October 2013.

See below the four special editions - Black Chest Edition, Buccanear Edition, The Skull Edition, and The Special Edition.

The Black Chest Edition (Uplay exclusive)
This prestigious edition includes everything a true Assassin’s Creed fan could desire and a very limited quantity is available for pre-order exclusively via Uplay by visiting: http://shop.ubi.com/AC4BF:

  • Premium Quality 55 cm Diorama of Captain Edward on the Jackdaw’s Bow
  • Exclusive SteelBook™
  • High-quality artbook
  • The official soundtrack
  • Two Lithographs in their protective envelope
  • Two canvas prints
  • All existing additional Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Unlockable In-Game Content, including single player missions, skins and weapons
  • Collector’s box
  • Physical pirate booty:
  • Parchment world map
  • An original Black Flag replica

The Buccaneer Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK & Gamestop in Ireland)
This premium edition offers a selection of essential physical and digital items for fans:

  • Premium Quality Edward Kenway Figurine on the Jackdaw’s Crow’s Nest
  • High-quality artbook
  • The official soundtrack
  • Two Lithographs in their protective envelope
  • Collector’s box
  • Additional Unlockable In-game Content

The Skull Edition (available in the UK)
This edition includes physical and digital content for the Assassin’s Creed enthusiast:

  • Collector Jumbo Steel Case
  • High-quality artbook
  • The official soundtrack
  • Two Lithographs in their protective envelope
  • Unlockable In-game Content

The Special Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK & Xtravision in Ireland)
This special edition will be available at the standard price and includes unlockable in-game content only available at game launch.

Which edition would interest you most? We sure like the look of the Black Chest Edition, but we reckon that would cost a pretty penny.

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User Comments (18)

Chrono_Cross

#2

Chrono_Cross said:

Here's the plan Ubisoft: When we're done with Black Flag we're going to take a two year break from the Assassin's Creed franchise and focus on the fifth installment for that absent gap.

The fifth game will focus on World War II and boom, we're done. Forever.

Jaco

#4

Jaco said:

Ubisoft needs to take a step back and make each assassins instalment a masterpiece instead of just releasing one every year

IAmNotWill

#5

IAmNotWill said:

Limited Edition bundles are so lame nowadays. Hardly anyone ever throws in a cool physical item that is seen in the game or something. It's just been art books, posters, and steels cases for the most part recently.

BlatantlyHeroic

#7

BlatantlyHeroic said:

@AyatollaofRock Then go play one... I mean, it seems kind of pointless to come here if that's what you want...

Edit: It seems they don't think the Wii U is one of the next generation consoles...

Neram

#8

Neram said:

Oh cool, you get to stab sharks in this one. Stab, stab, stab. Stabby, stab, stab. They should make an "Assassin's Creed on Ice" where the figure skaters dance around like an Assassin while stabbing every living thing in sight.

moomoo

#11

moomoo said:

I'm really impressed with this series. The naysayers can say what they want, but the amount of quality in this series as a whole, considering it's released yearly, is incredibly impressive.

DashDG

#12

DashDG said:

Im not really interested in the series, buy Im very happy to finally see all the plattforms getting the special editions, WiiU included... =)

luminalace

#13

luminalace said:

It looks good if not a bit similar to AC3 except for the new locales. Underwater sections are new though and the shark encounters have me excited.

tripunktoj

#15

tripunktoj said:

In my opinion third parties should focus and invest more in the quality of the game and not in those expensive and useless gimmicks. I love special editions and bundles, but I start thinking there's no sense in getting them when there are more than 3 different bundles of the same game and you cant carry home by yourself (walking) the biggest one. In most cases they are overexploited series with few to offer on the actual game.

DarkNinja9

#16

DarkNinja9 said:

well this wasnt really a gameplay videos :( it did show some but they did the same with AC3 and the stuffed they showed then wasnt even in the game itself so wtf?

i did like the shark and when he dives to find the treasure chest but ugh idk to get it for wii u or xbox? =S

MadAdam81

#17

MadAdam81 said:

I gave 3 a go as it was cheap, but I couldn't get into it. It had too many tutorials for things you would never use again as well as just being boring, even though it was set in one of the more interesting periods of time.

Henmii

#18

Henmii said:

People barely played the third one, or number 4 is anounced complete with trailer! Talking about bandwagon-work!!

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