Ubisoft Sheds Light On 'Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag' Protagonist [VIDEO]

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Mar 04, 2013 01:49 PM EST

Courtesy of a leaked trailer, we got our first look at the newest protagonist to the "Assassin's Creed" franchise, Edward Kenway, late grandfather to "Assassin's Creed 3's" Connor. With Monday being the big reveal, Ubisoft is keen to keep players abreast for their new project, releasing a short video on the "latest" Assassin.

"With the new hero and new setting we are creating the boldest and most unique Assassin's Creed game yet, while still respecting the pillars of the franchise that have made it such a fan favorite," says Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. "Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag is based on a true, harsh and exciting part of a legendary era and will thrill longtime fans and newcomers alike."

"Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates," says a release.

First introduced in the novel Assassin's Creed: Forsaken, it's unknown just how far into Edward's life the game is willing to go, or if son and future Templay Haytham will be introduced. Likewise, given "Assassin's Creed 3's" ending, it's unknown what role if any Desmond Miles will play.

We'll keep you posted as more information trickles out. And apologies ahead of time for all the pirate puns to come. Yaarrr...

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