Best Buy takes Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag's most obvious joke to heart

When Ubisoft announced Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, the internet responded in kind with a flood of Henry Rollins jokes, "TV Party" references, punk rock puns and PhotoShopped images of the game's protagonist Edward Kenway.

One of those altered images, featuring former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins' face digitally slapped onto Kenway's body, ultimately wound up on Best Buy Canada's website. Either some loose nut at Best Buy's web department is in on the gag and slipped it in, or the vetting process at the store's online arm is damaged in some way.

To the best of our knowledge, Rollins will not be one of the many unlockable pre-order incentives in Assassin's Creed 4 and we'd expect the error to be rectified.

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag is bound for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows PC, Wii U, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

More from Polygon

A guided video tour of an Unreal Tournament map

  • Freedom Planet gameplay video

  • Adventure Time trailer

  • Hearthstone: Naxxramas Overview

  • Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty - Overview video

Latest Discussions

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.



Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.