Battle on the High Seas in Assassin’s Creed IV

The single greatest feature Assassin’s Creed III brought to the franchise was naval battle. It was an incredibly enjoyable aspect that had gamers strategically positioning themselves out of firing range on the hectic and unpredictable sea. This is something that is being heavily centralized in the next iteration of Assassin’s Creed, offering various enhancements and mechanics.

Ubisoft has released a new cinematic trailer today with a focus on a pirate’s life. While it’s disappointing to know that the French developer won’t be implemented naval combat into a multiplayer mode this time around, it’s good that they’re continuing to improve upon a key feature. Assassin’s Creed IV will be out on October 29.