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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  1. LC on October 1, 2013
    Why no European dates???
    • Joe on October 1, 2013
      because digital
  2. EA on October 1, 2013
    Gotta love the PC love! You never fail to disappoint on that front, Ubi.
    • Alex on October 2, 2013
      I indeed hope you are being sarcastic...
  3. mark on October 1, 2013
    PC requirements FFS! less than two months away and we don't know them :/
    • DJ Shocker on October 1, 2013's your PC Requirements
  4. Ethan on October 1, 2013
    I just contacted Gamestop and looked on Amazon, the date for the PC is December 31st. Do you know something that they don't know?
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on October 1, 2013
      That date is a general placeholder some retailers / sites use. The PC release date for North America is, indeed, as stated above.
      • Ethan on October 1, 2013
        I hope so. I want to play on PC, and I don't know if I have enough patience to wait for the end of the year.
  5. Edward Kenway on October 2, 2013
    Alright me lads and ladies. I hope ye all enjoy playing out my story when it's released. It's an eventful one, so be prepared for whatever may happen. And remember, when you are in battle, TAKE NO QUARTER AND GIVE THEM NEITHER!
  6. okman on October 2, 2013
    Will the PC version's quality be greater than or the same as the Next Gen consoles? (PS4/XBox one)
  7. Alex on October 2, 2013
    • Jexx on October 4, 2013
      What? It's a freaking 3 week difference. It's not a big deal.
  8. Aroth on October 28, 2013
    Will my bonus content for preordering be available to me once I upgrade to the PS4 version? Or will I need to actually preorder a copy of the game on ps4 to get those extras?
  9. Dazza on November 5, 2013
    What about us Australians. Always getting shafted by Microsoft and game publishers. We have no option for going from Xbox 360 to Xbox one. Should have purchased the PlayStation versions. The code comes in the retail package and simple $10 upgrade option on PS4 release. (Getting both consoles but should have directed all me purchases to PS3 versions for upgrade options)

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