Assassin’s Creed: Pirates arriving next Thursday

Assassin Creed Pirates (teaser 001)

Announced more than two months ago as coming before 2013 wraps up, Ubisoft’s companion iPhone and iPad game to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for consoles, called Assassin’s Creed: Pirates, will be available for download in the App Store soon.

The game will cost $4.99 a pop and is scheduled to launch next week, on December 5. From the looks of it, there seems to be a lot to be looking forward to in Assassin’s Creed: Pirates. I’ve included a nice teaser trailer which shows actual gameplay and naval battles right below…

IGN reports that Assassin’s Creed: Pirates is scheduled to go live in the Apple App Store on Thursday, November 5.

From the blurb:

Discover Assassin’s Creed Pirates breathtaking real-time naval battles in this gameplay trailer! Manage your crew, upgrade your ship and brave the Caribbean weather to become the most feared pirate of your time and claim La Buse’s legendary treasure!

Check out a teaser trailer.

From the technical standpoint, Pirates uses Ubisoft’s new 3D engine capable of rendering “breathtaking moving waters, lush islands and gorgeous graphics”.

I’m certainly looking forward to real-time naval battles, treasure hunting, sword fighting and other stuff pirates usually engage into. The game is said to feature encounters with Assassins and Templars, plus famous pirates like Blackbeard, Bellamy and Hornigold.

That Pirates bears legendary game designer Sid Meier’s seal of approval is a huge plus.

Pirates is actually a tie-in accompanying Ubisoft’s upcoming Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, which is due for Sony’s PlayStation 3, Nintendo’s Wii U and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 on October 29 in the United States, October 31 in Australia, November 1 in the European Union and November 28 in Japan.

There will also be a second-screen companion app to the console game.