Called "Defy," the two-minute video takes place on a ship being attacked and set ablaze by pirates. And our purported hero, the Assassin Edward Kenway, takes a perch at the top of the main mast before diving off in the game.
"We all have a choice," says the narrator. "To stand, not kneel. To oppose, not obey. To live, not just exist."
Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag launches Oct. 29 on Windows PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U; Nov. 15 on PlayStation 4; and at launch on Xbox One.