Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag Screenshots and Trailer Leaked (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Ubisoft officially released the trailer on their social media pages, the video is posted at the bottom of the article.

More Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag leaks have reached us! Screenshots and a trailer have been released, however the trailer has now been pulled from YouTube and various other sources.

Leaked yesterday, the trailer was not game-play footage but shows some details about the game nevertheless. It showed Blackbeard enthralling a large group of pirates with talk of main protagonist Edward Kenway, father of Assassin’s Creed 3’s Haytham Kenway. He calls Kenway the “new captain”, suggesting that you will start as a captain in the new game, rather than building up to captaining your own vessel.  Over Blackbeard’s narration, the trailer shows Edward Kenway’s weapons and brutal fighting style. He carries four pistols and dual wields swords. Other details that are of interest are the shot of swimming underwater to find a shipwreck and the hint at the new protagonist being a bit of a ladies man (there is a shot of him leaving a room with two naked women lying on a bed). The trailer is unusually high quality for a leaked version, and it was quickly removed from the sources. An interesting thing to point out is that the trailer ended with the announcement that the game is “coming to next-gen consoles” after previously being announced only for PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360.

Screenshots were leaked today showing new environments and more of the protagonist in action. The shots are posted below, complete with a WHALE! We had previously speculated that a whale should be an enemy in the game, could this come true?

With all the high quality leaks of late, it makes me wonder if Ubisoft is just orchestrating the “leaks” to build a bit of hype around the announcement of the game. Do you think that Ubisoft could be faking the “leak” to help their game start the hype train?