Much like an old pirate vessel suddenly emerging from a dense fog above the sea, a countdown site has popped up for the recently announced Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, one that reveals a good bit of info about the game’s release and platform availability.
The site is pretty bare at the moment, displaying only a countdown that indicates a reveal trailer will be coming on Monday, March 4.
However, adding the letter “v” to the end of the site’s URL will lead you to a slightly different version of the page, one that states the game will release on October 29 and will be available for next-gen consoles in addition to the likely set of Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC. In other words, you can expect the game to release, likely as a launch title, for the PS4 and Microsoft’s yet unannounced Xbox successor.
Pre-ordering the game will supposedly give you access to an exclusive Todd McFarlane poster. Whether or not he’s doing any artwork for the actual game is unknown. We’ll look into that.
Finally, the age gate for the countdown site shows a never-before-seen image of a what looks to be a CGI-rendered pirate. In all likelihood, it’s probably a still image from the upcoming CG reveal trailer. You can check it out below.
You can visit the site for yourself here. Stay tuned for much more info on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag as its ol’ scurvy breath draw closer, me matey.