As we all know by now, the main character of the new Assassins Creed game is called Edward Kenway, and is the Grandfather of Connor Kenway, the hero of Assassins Creed 3.
Of course, there are many other incredible characters in the setting, so lets see who you'll be meeting...
Now, when you think of famous pirates, there's one name that jumps to mind: Blackbeard. As expected, he makes an appearance, but so do many other well known pirates, such as Anne Bonny, Calico Jack, and Charles Vane. Now you may think the old adage of “no honor among thieves” is true, but when you look at the history, something AC4 tries very hard to do, things aren't as clear.
It was in fact these pirates that formed the first Republic Democracy of the new age. Often, ships captains were removed by vote, and continued to serve on the ship; large mutinies were a lot rarer than Hollywood will have you think. And in fact, that is something that Ubisoft have stated they are very keen on doing – telling the truth.
During the conference, we were told in no uncertain terms that “There is no need to add Sea Monsters, or Ghost Ships. If you look at the history of the time, it's already interesting enough”. Everything in the game endeavours to be historically accurate, from the architecture, the weapons, the tactics, and even various in game events.
Edward is Charismatic, brash, and daring; in short, everything a pirate needs to be successful on the High Seas! Have a look in the character trailer: