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Fans of the Assassin's Creed series are going to be in for a treat next week per our pals at IGN. An entirely nautical-themed game from Ubisoft titled Assassin's Creed Pirates is scheduled for release on the 5th for $4.99. Check out the trailer:

Gameplay seems to focus around naval battles, building up a crew, and doing all sorts of other pirate-y things. I'm curious how it's going to differentiate itself from Sid Meier's Pirates! [$0.99 (HD)], but we won't have to wait long to find out.

[Image and Trailer Courtesy of IGN]

  • Tony Teulan

    SWEET. That looks really fun and a definite INSTABUY. Not very AC-ish though. As a pirate game though, it looks good.

  • Lazer Kat

    The trailer looks really good, but I've never been a fan of any of the iOS Assassin's Creed games.
    As good as it looks, for this title, I'm going to be the guy in the thread waiting for imps instead of insta-buying.

  • MkRwilliams

    -_- Ships... Really?

    I mean....who am I to say that its a bad game? but i am whom I am to say that I expected an RPG open-world game :/

    Doesent look too shabby though :)

    • OrangeJews

      Naval warfare was actually one of the most fun parts of ACIII. If they don't oversimplify it or make it too much IAP-based, it might be a really great mobile game.

      • christopherrocs

        Just beat acIII the other day and damn ship wars are fun

  • $P4RT4N

    Love me some ship combat.

    Been waiting for a port of Starfleet Command, maybe one day that itch will be scratched. Until then this will do nicely.

  • GrumpyM

    Wow - I have been playing AC Black Flag on console, and I'm loving the pirate part of this game. This iOS game looks awesome! Will definitely be keeping an eye on this.

  • DranDran

    Part of what made the naval battles so thrilling was climbing, cresting and plunging down massive waves, which also influenced yoir aiming and shooting... All of that seems to be missing in this version, which presents a sea as flat as a washboard and just as lifeless. Too bad.

    • poorwealthyman

      Bu let's wait for a full preview before judging.

  • godofodd

    As a long-time fan of Sid Meier's Pirates (both PC and the iOS remake), I'll definitely be checking this out.

  • Ramaz1234

    Umm excuse me TA ur vidieo is spreading all the way down the article page 0,0. Idk what it's doing. Wyd did u do to it lmao

    • ImJPaul

      Did that for me too. Took some finesse to click on the comment box. Haha

      • sbnewsom

        Click on the comments button underneath the article title

    • OrangeJews

      Yep. It even made my iPod freeze a bit.

  • headchem

    I just watched a 30 sec Zelda ad so I could watch a 60 sec Assassin's Creed ad...

  • Ramaz1234

    I'm so excited for this game. But sadly it's gnna go on my list which is getting bigger every day of games I want to buy

  • ImJPaul

    This game looks good on its own. Add the AC tag on it and this is gonna blow up. Coming out the same day as angry birds go though so we'll see how high up it climbs.

    • falco

      Angry birds will be free to play so...

  • JJE McManus

    O joy. Holiday time.
    That wonderful time of the year when I can't justify buying any small bauble for myself so long as the wrapping paper and egg nog budget goes so woefully underfunded.
    A time when I need yet another list; things I'll have to buy just as soon as the Christmas tree comes down.
    Let this be my formal request for a TAplays.

  • Artfoundry

    Wow this looks really good. Been waiting for a really good period realistic naval combat game (too many arcadey ones).

  • Maniacfive

    This looks fun. The AC tie in will probably keep me interested.

    Whatever happened to Assassins Creed Recollection? Anyone know why that was removed from the store?

    • christopherrocs

      What recollections just remember some stupid sword game

  • Chris1a

    Looks good. But big companies snapping up games and slapping a huge brand name on it is getting a bit old. This has zero Assassins Creed in it.

    • Lazer Kat

      My thoughts exactly. I saw no one parkouring or scything.

    • dudeguypal

      Navel combat was one of the best parts of ACIII and Black Flag

  • Bloodangel

    I hate the AC games... Too much jumping around.. Reminds me of a glorified prince of Persia
    This looks cool tho and I love Sids pirates

    • darkcrayon

      Yes, that's where Assassin's Creed started- as a Prince of Persia concept.

  • Tobias Holmes

    It almost looks like Sid Meier's Pirates. To me, at least.

  • anabolicMike

    I don't like assassins creed games for console or mobile. Great graphics and I'm sure it's a great game but I'm totally not into that kind of thing. This however.....

    This looks like it could be awesome. I love pirate games. I have Sid's pirates and it's great fun. This look like it will either be phenomenal or a gigantic disappointment. It all depends on how they do the battle lol. If it's cinematic and push here at certain times, I'll be sad!

    I'm gonna watch this closer then Jessica Simpson in her daisy dukes shorts!

  • 3P1C

    Shut Up and take my money!!

  • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

    Yet again I'm the one to dis this game -- anyone noticed in the video that the decks are empty? The cannon's are firing themselves -- except for 1-2 crew people on board?
    What an oversight! That would imply no boarding parties -- at least none with any graphics of people jumping from 1 ship to the other.
    Other than that, the game looks ... very dull.
    BUT -- it looks like a great way to market a mediocre game by sticking "Assassin's Creed" on the front of the title! Yay!
    PASS

    • Bloodangel

      Pirates had no crew visible on the ships while sailing or shooting... But they appeared during boarding n sword fights... And that was still an awesome game! So I don't think it matters really

  • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

    Reviewer -- "I'm curious how it's going to differentiate itself from Sid Meier's Pirates!"
    Maybe by being smaller than 440mb?

  • Lakers_Dodgers310

    Count me in...looks fun!!

  • chief78

    Yeah, the naval warfare has become my favorite part of AC (3 & 4). I don't think they'd have too much of an issue getting the controls to work on touch....let's hope!

  • mutts

    Looks good.
    Althuogh I think that some of the options in this game should have been in it's bigger brother. Like the new ship upgrade and choosing specific members of your crew.
    Still one to add to my watch list.