Assassin's Creed gets a stand-alone naval battle game

Assassin's Creed: Pirates is a forthcoming stand-alone mobile game that focuses on treasure hunting and naval combat, Ubisoft announced today.

Pirates is a title for smartphones and tablets and has no connection to the Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag companion app. While the game shares the same universe as Black Flag, the two storylines are not linked, and the entire game will take place during the Golden Age of piracy in the Caribbean during the 18th century.

Players will take on the role of Alonzo Batilla, playing through the memories of the young and ambitious pirate on a quest to find the mysterious treasures of La Buse. Along the way, players will confront Templars and Assassins and take part in real-time naval battles. They will also encounter colorful and notorious characters of the era like Blackbeard, Bellamy and Hornigold.

The game is open-world inasmuch that it is made of multiple 20km zones that players can freely roam. Players will be able to battle other ships, upgrade their own vessels with bounties gathered from prizes and treasures, arm their ships with new weapons, recruit members to their crew and gain XP with each battle.

Assassin's Creed: Pirates will launch this Fall on iOS and Android devices.

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