Posted on 21 August by Ryan Clements – Social Media Specialist, SCEA
Edward Kenway is a ferocious pirate and seeker of fortune. He and his loyal crew sail the shimmering blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, plundering what they will, and winning the renown of pirates throughout the West Indies. But more than a “man of quality,” Edward Kenway is a perfect vassal for newcomers to the Assassin’s Creed series. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag embraces the roaring thrill of pirating, while all at once throwing the doors open to invite those formally intimidated by its long-running story.
In previous Assassin’s Creed games, you filled the shoes of a modern-day character named Desmond, and that character, in turn, would live out the memories of his ancestors. In Black Flag, this narrative layer is largely absent. You are now diving into those memories alone, to live out the life and adventures of Edward Kenway personally. And he, also, is a newcomer of sorts. New to the life of a pirate, and newer still to the Assassin Order.