This is what an Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag box looks like

Black Flag

Is it time already to return to dullard Derek’s adventures through temporality and space? ‘When is it not?’, ask Ubisoft, hurling a crudely photoshopped mock-up of an assassin in a pirate’s hat into our laps. ‘That’s Assassin’s Creed 4’.

Oh, no, sorry. That didn’t happen. In fact, the above image is just a little something I made earlier, for private use. Find Black Flag’s real PC box art below the break.

No hats. Not a one.Edit: A large and clearly visiblehat has been brought to my attention in the foreground. Perhaps it’s lootable?

Ubisoft will announce all the details of Assassin’s Creed 4 on Monday. We’ll have more then, though a leak yesterday has already revealed its protagonist – Connor’s grandpa and apparent swashbuckler, Edward Kenway.

What did you think of AC3’s roiling, sea-bound segments? I think it’s safe to expect plenty more of that in the new sequel.