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New Assassin’s Creed IV books announced

Ubisoft announced a trio of books will join the game on store shelves this Fall.

As should have been expected, the typical strategy guide will be arriving for launch. I’ve found that Piggyback makes some excellent guid books though that are filled with really cool stuff about the universe that you’re playing in, so this one is probably worth your time whether you ‘need’ a guid or not.

As far as the other two; a novelization is coming and so is an art book. I’m a sucker for art books, so this is probably one that I won’t be able to avoid personally. Have a look at the trinity of Assassin’s Creed IV on paper:

The official Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Strategy Guide

The Assassin’s Creed IV official strategy guide, on sale from the launch day of the game, will be available in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian.

This guide is published by Piggyback across EMEA, and Prima Games in the US.

Created by the team working on the highly acclaimed guides to Assassin’s Creed® III, Assassin’s Creed® Revelations, Assassin’s Creed® Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed® II, this book will provide all information players could need to finish fully the game, or to enjoy a more in-depth gameplay experience:

  • 100% Complete achievement guide
  • All the game’s secrets
  • A revolutionary walkthrough
  • A story analysis
  • A multiplayer strategies dedicated section
  • Tables and statistics for an in-depth understanding of game mechanics


The Art of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, the official art book

The new Assassin’s Creed art book, The Art of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, is published by Titan Books and will be available in English on October 28th.

The recently announced Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag sees a sea change for the franchise with a harsh new setting in the Golden Age of pirates. With intricately detailed environments and finely honed and evocative historical re-imaginings, this is a world into which you can immerse yourself and feel the echoes of the past come to life. Continuing in the footsteps of this already world-renowned franchise, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag brings to life a time of enormous diversity and passion, ensuring it will be the biggest and best release yet. Highlights in the game, and in the art book, include one of the largest never-before-experienced nautical gameplay ever offered, with an amazing range of locations and action.

A special slipcase edition will also be available, limited to 500 copies and including two exclusive Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag concept art prints, signed by the artists.


Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, the new novel 

The new Assassin’s Creed novel, Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag will be published by Penguin Books in the UK on November 7th, and by Ace Books in the US on November 26th with localized versions to follow.

Story summary

The Golden Age of Piracy – a time when greed, ambition and corruption overcomes all loyalties – and a brash young captain, Edward Kenway, is making his name known for being one of the greatest pirates of his time. In the brilliant new novel, Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, discover the story of how Edward, a young privateer, became one of the world most deadly pirates and was drawn into the centuries-old battle between the Templars and the Assassins.


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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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