Ubisoft announces Assassin’s Creed: Pirates

Assassin Creed Pirates (teaser 001)

French developer Ubisoft, one of the most prolific games makers out there, today announced a brand new game to accompany the upcoming Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for consoles. They are calling it Assassin’s Creed: Pirates and it’s basically a standalone naval combat title scheduled to launch this Fall on smartphones and tablets.

Pirates will feature the characters from the upcoming Black Flag console game, including Blackbeard and Benjamin Hornigold. I’ve included a teaser trailer and additional tidbits right after the break…

According to the Ubisoft blog, you’re tasked with exploring the Caribbean during the Golden Age of piracy as Alonzo Batilia, a young and ambitious captain.

Manage your crew, upgrade your ship and engage in huge naval battles to become the most feared pirate of your time.

In a true pirate fashion, expect a bunch of real-time naval battles as you strive to claim a legendary treasure. Ubisoft has released little in terms of features, but confirmed players will be to fire cannon, mortar and swivel guns, upgrade their ship with better sails and weapons, engage in sword fight and lots more.

Check out the trailer.

Since the game borrows heavily from the Assassin’s Creed universe, expect to cross paths with Templars and Assassins on your journey, Ubisoft confirmed.

Assassin’s Creed: Pirates will launch on iOS and Android devices this Fall.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is due on Sony’s PlayStation 3, Nintendo’s Wii U and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in October 29 in the United States, October 31 in Australia, November 1 in the European Union and November 28 in Japan.

A Windows version was announced for release on October 29, but has since been delayed “a few weeks”.

Ubisoft is said to offer a companion second-screen experience app to the console game, not to be confused with the mobile Assassin’s Creed: Pirates game.

Having been a longtime fan of Sid Meier’s Pirates, I’ll be keeping tabs on Assassin’s Creed: Pirates, thats’ for sure.