Though I was skeptical of the need for yet another Assassin’s Creed game, a hands-off demo at E3 changed my mind. Open-world pirate games are surprisingly hard to find these days, and Ubisoft has managed capture the essence of swashbuckling with lots of little details. My favorite? You can collect pirate songs throughout Black Flag‘s massive world, and have your crew sing them as you approach the shore. The Assassin’s Creed name is the same, but Black Flag seems genuinely different.
Release Date: October 29 for PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360, Q4 for PS4 and Xbox One