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Assassin's Creed 4 trailer is piracy primer

by Steve Watts,, May 13, 2013 11:00AM PDT

Assassin's Creed games have always had a strong historical backbone, as members of the ancient order Forrest Gumped their way through prominent events in the Third Crusade, Italian Renaissance, and American Revolution. Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag is no different, and a new trailer gives a short historical primer on the Golden Age of Piracy.

A new trailer outlines some of the reasons behind the propagation of piracy, and name-drops a few significant pirate captains: Benjamin Hornigold, Calico Jack, Charles Vane, and Blackbeard. The game aims to make good on the promise of meeting and talking with these famous faces, without having to deal with the smell. Pirates were filthy.

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