13 minutes of swashbuckling Assassin's Creed 4 gameplay


Demonstrating how protagonist Edward Kenway transitions from one gameplay style into the next, this extended look into Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag's caribbean playground has enough privateering antics to make Captain Jack Sparrow comically stumble his way into a pre-order.

The game's action-stealth techniques, naval combat and treasure hunting mechanics are all shown off, in addition to the sea's deadly storms and the British's inability to do anything other than be ruthlessly murdered by the same bloodline. We also learn that Kenway's ship is manned by the happiest group of pirates ever featured in a gritty, realistic setting, and that treasure chests are buried in no more than two or three inches of topsoil.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.