Like any great open-world game, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is set up to work with all kinds of play styles. You can take on most missions any way you like, but if you want to fully embrace the Creed and slip in and out completely undetected, we have a handful of infographics showing the many options available to you, just like the naval infographics we brought you. We’ve got everything from details on Edward’s blowpipe and its various types of ammunition to the stalking zones, which Edward can slip through in total silence…

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Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - Stealth Details

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - Stealth Details

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - Stealth Details

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - Stealth Details

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - Stealth Details

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - Stealth Details

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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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Anne Lewis began her career as an editor at PlayStation: The Official Magazine, where she worked under Gary Steinman. She can now be found skulking around the UbiBlog, once more working for Gary. Alas. When Anne isn’t writing about games, she's alphabetizing her comic book collection or shooting at stuff with a bow. Follow her on Twitter: @BDRAnneLewis

6 comments
Dex500
Dex500

Nice game.

Didn't preorder it, have to make sure after ACIII, which I found to be the weakest of the series. (especially because of the lack of stealth).

Also like the non-lethal option.

Do you know if the enemy who got knocked out knows something is wrong after he wakes up again?

Anyway. If it will have good stealth (I will be looking Let's Plays to confirm that for myself) then I'm in.

No preorder, but maybe a first-month buyer.

Anton
Anton

The release date in Europe has been different from shop to shop. What is the exactly release date?

Dave Schmidt
Dave Schmidt

I'm Glad I Pre-Ordered This @ Eb Games.. Now It's Just The Waiting And Excitement Of Wanting To Play It Sooo Bad!!!!

Katriona Thomson
Katriona Thomson

So looking forward to playing this, have it on pre-order :) not long to go now

Sam
Sam

Is it possible, to swim from land to another boat and board it? Say when you are on one of the smaller, non-inhabited islands, and you see a small ship or a small battle happening.. are you able to swim from the island straight to the ship and be able to board it?