Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Release Dates & Next-Gen Upgrade Offers

Sharpen those hidden blades because November is gonna be a busy month. Not only are the next-gen consoles releasing, but Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will be available as well. For those with current-gen systems, no need to wait because Black Flag will be out on PS3 and Xbox 360 even earlier than November – along with some nifty upgrade offers to help you out when you’re ready to leap into the next generation. But first, here are all the confirmed North American release dates for Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag:

    PlayStation 3 – October 29, 2013
    Xbox 360 – October 29, 2013
    Wii U – October 29, 2013
    PlayStation 4 – November 15, 2013
    PC – November 19, 2013
    Xbox One – November 22, 2013

And now the offers…

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag


Whether you buy the PS3 game digitally via the PlayStation Store on at retail, you can upgrade to the PS4 version for just $9.99. To upgrade with a physical copy, just enter in the code packed into the PS3 version, then place the original PS3 disc into the system to activate the digital copy of the PS4 game, and off you go! Codes can be redeemed until January 31, 2014. Visit for more details.


Trade in your Xbox 360 Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag for an Xbox One version and you’ll get a $25 bonus credit on top of a minimum trade-in value of $25. Offer valid until December 31, 2013. Visit for more details.

Get a guaranteed minimum credit of $50 for a limited time when you trade in Black Flag on the Xbox 360 for a new Xbox One version. Offer is available for a limited time exclusively for PowerUp Rewards members. Visit for more details.

Best Buy
Trade in your Xbox 360 version of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and get your Xbox One copy for as little as $9.99, through December 31, 2013. Visit for more details.

Microsoft Store
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag for Xbox One will be available to purchase for as low as $9.99 with the trade-in of your Xbox 360 version. Offer valid through December 31, 2013. Visit for more details.

So which offer will you be taking advantage of? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to catch up on all things Black Flag with these in-depth Assassin’s Creed IV stories:

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Assassin's Creed® IV Black Flag

Release date — October 29, 2013
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.

ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Sexual Themes, Violence, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol
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