Assassins Creed 4 - Characters Of The Caribbean

Written by Andrew Moynihan on Mon, Mar 4, 2013 3:38 PM
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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:

Read the rest of our coverage on the Introduction, Design, Gameplay and Characters of Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag.

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15:31 Apr-01-2013

hmm what could be the plot ??

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02:16 Mar-06-2013

wait assassins son the templar who was killed by his assassin son

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07:51 Mar-06-2013

Yeah! Edward joined the Assassins and before making his son, Haytham, an Assassin, the Templars did :) Then, Connor was made an Assassin by the first civilization :D

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15:21 Mar-06-2013

Damn that's confusing.

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20:27 Mar-07-2013

If you want to know more about Haytham then i believe you should read the book Assassin's Creed:Forsaken as it discusses and explains everything you need to know about him besides that this is the only book that doesn't tell the story of any of the games like the other books.

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21:04 Mar-07-2013

But I don't recommend this for the reason it talks about Edward as well. I want to know nothing about him till the game :D

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08:28 Mar-05-2013

spelling mistake maybe "Connon Henway" - "Connor Kenway" dont know if am right

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12:06 Mar-05-2013

You are right, I'm really disappointed in myself for that :(
All fixed now though, thanks for the tip!

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13:37 Mar-05-2013

Hasnt updated for me you may want to check

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13:43 Mar-05-2013

Yup its still henway.

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14:23 Mar-05-2013

If it were me, I would start to leave at least one typo in every article I write for tradition's sake. :P

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15:14 Mar-05-2013

I could have a typo-fighting group of commenters following my every post!

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17:32 Mar-05-2013

Yea, that's life buddy :D

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23:59 Mar-05-2013

Because nobody says, "I have a rich and vibrant life off the internet, but on the internet I have no friends and four cats."

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05:16 Mar-05-2013

16 is dead

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05:19 Mar-05-2013

Maybe Desmond's father will be in animus. :D

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07:45 Mar-05-2013

Nope! You will be hired by Templars to view the memories of Desmond's ancestry :D That's the new animus. Review memories of someone else :D

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12:50 Mar-05-2013

Nope ,Desmond's father does not belong to assassin lineage. Desmond's mother does.

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18:51 Mar-05-2013

Man, how did you come to know??

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07:46 Mar-06-2013

Looks like I was wrong. He is only related to one of the ancestors and Desmond's mother is related to other hence Desmond has memories of both Altair and ezio. Which is why William never entered the animus. He couldn't wield the apple but Desmond could as he had more concentrated first civilization in his genes.

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08:08 Mar-06-2013

:o cool stuff :D

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13:10 Mar-05-2013

I think they are going bring someone new...............

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18:27 Mar-05-2013

i m telling u it will be subject 16.

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08:00 Mar-06-2013

But isn't he dead?

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08:20 Mar-06-2013

No subject 16 guys, I don't know why you are not caring for what ACIV's Director said! He said you will be someone who is hired by Abestirgo to explore a pivotal moment in Desmond's ancestry. They claim that Abestirgo could modify the animus so anyone can review the memories of another's :)

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02:53 Mar-05-2013

Guys u must be wondering which character we would be playing instead of desmond, well if u have played AC revelations, observe how Subject 16 and Edward Kenway look same, so i guess we would be playing as subject 16.

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01:16 Mar-05-2013

Boring boring boring boring...We saw this in AC3 already (wich was a great game). I have seen fan art from "assassins creed china"...The entire assassins creed organization in china? Hell yeah, that wouldve been awesome....But noooooo -.-

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01:50 Mar-05-2013

I hate to say it but there is already too much that in games already. I really like the idea of something fresh. If they took the franchise to China, not only would it preclude them from using Desmond but it would also come off like rehash of any number of Ninja games on the market.

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09:21 Mar-05-2013

A basic ninja game doesnt compare to this.... So China could have easily been made into its new theme.

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13:00 Mar-05-2013

They've already said they're not using Desmond.

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20:44 Mar-04-2013

its Connor Kenway not Connon Henway

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20:49 Mar-04-2013

Yea yep we know :D Just a typo man :D

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20:23 Mar-04-2013

I'll be getting this one on pc and it should be a lot more optimized than AC3 since they are making games on the pc ( if its on pc also) then porting it over to consoles for the next gen as its usually opposite. :)

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20:17 Mar-04-2013

0:38 he looks ugly. :D

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19:53 Mar-04-2013

Connon Henway isnt the hero of Assassin's Creed 3...

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20:19 Mar-04-2013

lol typo xD

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19:18 Mar-04-2013

Why not involve Pirates of the mediterrenian as well??? I mean after all we had the Ottoman Empire, and other European and African countries involved and very important to the development of history all over the globe. Not to forget that the greatest pirates of them all was Barbarossa aka Redbeard

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18:54 Mar-04-2013

Playing assassins creed 3 at the moment and loving it so far, looking forward to this. Those graphics are stunning hope I can play this : /

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18:51 Mar-04-2013

ooooh...I cannot wait, as a long time AC fan, I cannot wait to see how IV stands up against II and III, plus Kenway looks amazing...I just wonder if he has any relation to Haytham Kenway from AC III.

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03:37 Mar-05-2013

"As we all know by now, the main character of the new Assassins Creed game is called Edward Kenway, and is the Grandfather of Connon Henway, the hero of Assassins Creed 3." first sentence in the text above ;D

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18:33 Mar-04-2013

Is anyone else sick of ac and the numerous sequels?

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18:48 Mar-04-2013

no, because every single one is different, if you like history, it is hard to get sick of them.

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18:51 Mar-04-2013

OK I guess you re right. But still if they re going to release a game a year they should at least consider dropping the price a little.

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19:20 Mar-04-2013

That's a different story then :) I don't think any company is willing to drop its prices due to fast releases else they would profit as those companies with less capabilities of fast releasing games :)

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03:27 Mar-05-2013

yep, totally agree bro. Over it.

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03:35 Mar-05-2013

i dont really care. i stopped playing the first one after half an hour. while the stories are pretty cool i find the gameplay very boring. i dont like the whole "press x to do awesome parkour stuff"-thing. would've preferred if you actually had to think while performing these "stunts". i did watch a bro of mine play it tho and had a good time that way.

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07:43 Mar-05-2013

Yea! My sister kept watching me playing AC Revelations and to her, it was like she is setting to watch a movie :D

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12:52 Mar-05-2013

yea the dialogues and plots are fun and very immersive, i just dont like the gameplay :)

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18:03 Mar-04-2013

Oh man!
i wanted another setting in Rome :-/

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18:07 Mar-04-2013

Wanting a thing doesn't make it happen. Rome we had before and they are changing settings to avoid boredom :D

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17:02 Mar-04-2013

That guy better be like Ezio or Al-Tair, or I don't give a **** about him.

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18:26 Mar-04-2013

I can't wait to see the uniqueness that Edward will bring to the AC series. Connor may not be my favorite of the protagonists, but he was a solid character. I even liked Haytham quite a bit, albeit for the short time that you got to play as him. I would rather have a character I don't quite like than a clone of a previous character.

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16:18 Mar-04-2013

Connon Henway?

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15:48 Mar-04-2013

somehow i didn't get excited waiting for AC IV.. the only AC series that made me excited and can't wait to play is AC brotherhood.

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17:34 Mar-04-2013

Exactly! But patience and tolerance are good things. maybe...!!??

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03:08 Mar-05-2013

yep :) i hope this turns out be a good game

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15:30 Mar-04-2013

I do think they will show pirates in a much fairer light than most movies and TV shows, though I don't expect the game to be historically accurate. I do hope that it will show people just how off their misconceptions are from reality. Maybe, just maybe, some of those people will do some research of their own.

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15:30 Mar-04-2013

Those Graphics wow =p

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