Here's the thing about Assassins Creed: Pirates (you know, aside from the obvious swashbuckling theme): It was made specifically for phones and tablets. In fact, Ubisoft warned from the get-go that we probably wouldn't see a PC or console version. Starting today, though, you can play it on your computer after all -- well, sort of. Ubisoft just released a free browser-based version allowing you to play in the browser, using either touch input or a mouse and keyboard. What's nice, too, is that although Ubisoft developed the web game with Microsoft, it actually works with every major browser -- Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari and, of course, IE. As a bonus, it runs full-screen, something most web-based titles can't do.
The second catch: the game only works on desktop browsers, which means unless you're using a Windows tablet with IE installed, you're out of luck; it won't work on the mobile version of Safari, for instance. (Moral of the story: get a Surface.) Assuming you've got a Windows tablet or a computer of any sort, the game is live now, with support for five languages and three difficulty levels. Check it out!