Ubisoft has wasted no time in announcing their next numbered installment in the Assassin’s Creed series. Today they’ve unveiled Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag which takes the game to the high seas uh, again, I suppose. With the announcement, they’ve said that the game will be coming to the PS3, 360, Wii U and PC, with the PS3 version getting 60 minutes of exclusive gameplay. The box art has also debuted for all the various box copies. No word yet on the PS4. In case you couldn’t tell, the game is pirate-themed, based on our central Assassin hero wielding a cutlass and dual pistols with a black skull-adorned flag behind him. It’s an interesting move for the series, and one that surely came about during the development of Assassin’s Creed 3. If you’re like me, you probably played through several of that game’s naval battles and wondered, “damn, why didn’t they just make an awesome pirate game?” Well, apparently Ubisoft had the same idea. What’s interesting is that the game will likely not leap forward into the future as drastically as the last two titles, if it jumps forward at all. Piracy has been a long-running profession, but if we’re talking about the truly famous era of pirates, that spans from maybe the 1500s to the 1700s. Assassin’s Creed 3 takes place during the American revolution in the late 18th century, so the games could theoretically overlap, or 4 could actually take place before 3, which would be quite different for the series indeed. As the series likes using actual historical figures it seems like it might be in an earlier time period. Blackbeard, for example, died in 1718. (Update: According The Examiner [take that how you will] the protagonist is Edward Kenway, father of Haytham Kenway and grandfather of Connor of AC3). Another change is the fact that Ubisoft isn’t making a bunch of AC3 spin-off titles the way they did with AC2. We followed Ezio through Brotherhood and Revelation, but it appears that won’t be the case here (other than the PSP’s Liberation). Rather, they’re moving straight on to another era, which is something I can’t complain about. I found parts of the AC2 quasi-sequels to be good, but they felt awfully repetitive and the series seemed like it needed to just move on. It appears Ubisoft agrees with that sentiment. We know next to nothing about Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag other than its pirate setting, but supposedly we’ll hear more information Monday. Stay tuned.
The last work in progress picture you will see from me. The costume has to be done in 2 days and I'm almost done . Someone who viseted wanted to see the costume, so I put on what I had.
- Belts need to be placed properly and I need to secure them in place. - The hood I'm wearing is actually just a template I was working on. Thing isn't done by far XD. - I need to weather the tunic and shirt, it does give you guys something to compare the final version with. - You can't see them, but it's worth mentioning that I still need to get the boots done XD. - Obvious missing details are obvious.
Fire away with your comments, anything can still be fixed at the moment XD. To bad the hidden blades can't be seen at the pic .
So here are some WIP pictures of my vambraces and hidden blade. Please note they are not done yet.
Not something I'm very happy with, for some reason it just seems off for me (and I'm not only talking about a slightly to large emblem). However I do like the leather I used, it was allready worn down to give it a more weathered look.
I did some research on it this week and came up with this work on progress. It's actually still missing an eagle head as third layer. It should be located betweed the knife-end-tip and the handle. I'm pretty pleased with the blade itself, the handle part not so much.
Cuff (white vambrace XD):
I noticed to many people having really sloppy cuffs. They tend to be very loose and don't look much to the reference. That's why I decided to make a solid vambrace of it.
I allready had some experience with leather lining so that wasn't the hardest part. Hardest was probably figuring out the "right" way to make the buttonholes and connecting the cilinder together (I used my sowingmachine very creative for this problem to tackle).
Anyways, it is being kept in shape with two layers of leather (not counting the lining) which works pretty well in my opinion .