Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Ubisoft has announced the next installment in the popular Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

The Pirate-themed adventure is coming to Xbox 360 and all other major platforms (PS3, Wii U and PC), with the PS3 release receiving 60 minutes of exclusive gameplay.

A confirmed release date is yet to be announced, but expect Black Flag to hit store shelves around Q4 of 2013.

So what are your opinions on Ubisoft’s latest Assassin’s Creed announcements? Intriguing new direction, or shameless cash-in? Sound off in the comments below...