Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is now available for pre-purchase on Steam today. The game isn’t set to come out until November 19th, but pre-purchase is always a good idea if you’re keen on getting bonus features.
What is Black Flag?
Black Flag is the newest edition of Assassin’s Creed in the long-standing franchise, and it’s going to involve pirates in the great Assassin style. I won’t include any spoilers to the past games, but this series is fantastic and worth the play. One of the great parts about the game is the historical events that happens, that can be traced back in time. Although they’re altered slightly to work in the game, it makes any history fan swoon.
The year for the game is set in 1715, and you’ll be playing as Edward Kenway who is a young captain, while Pirates are taking over the Caribbean. You’ll be sucked into the golden age of piracy when playing this game, so immerse yourself in the glory by fighting the Templars.
Why pre-purchase Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag?
By pre-purchasing the game on Steam you’ll receive many bonus features that will make the game just a bit better. These features include:
- Captain Kenway’s Legacy Pack: Golden Scimitars and Multiplayer Treasure Hunter Costume
- Pirates Bounty Pack: German Rapiers & Compass Relic
- Sacrificed Secrets Pack: Dark and dangerous treasure-hunting mission on Sacrifice Island; Unlock Captain Drake’s Dual Swords and Pistols, Picture, Title, and Relics
These features are available through the normal pre-purchase of the game for $60, but there’s also a Gold Edition that can be purchased for $80 and comes with all that and this additional content:
- Resources Pack: Increase cargo capacity; gives 250 units of metal, wood, cloth, sugar, and rum
- Collectibles Pack: Reveal the locations of collectibles on the map
Further extra content involved:
- Assassin’s CreedÂ® IV Black Flagâ¢ Season Pass: Gives you all-in-one access to a new 3+ hour single-player story featuring Adewale, an ex-slave turned Assassin, the exclusive Kraken Ship Pack, plus multiplayer characters and much more!
- The Trove of Mystery Pack: Iron Wheel & Astrolabe Relic
- Hidden Mystery Pack: Adventurous treasure-hunting mission on Mystery Island; Unlock Stede Bonnet’s Ship, Costumes and other MP items
- Black Island Pack: Dark and dangerous treasure-hunting mission on Black Island; Unlock the Deadly Black Ship and Captain Morgan’s Silver Flintlock Pistols, Costume, Picture, and Title
- Aveline Pack: 60 minutes of additional gameplay featuring Aveline de GrandprÃ© from Assassin’s Creed III Liberation; Unlockable Aveline ship figurehead
If you plan on getting Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for your PC, I suggest looking into pre-purchasing it on Steam to get all the great bonus content that will enhance your game. Share with a comment below if you plan on pre-purchasing, or just love/hate the series.