Stamina is not my friend. I was built for speed, not staying power. I ran track in high school but even then I excelled more at the short burst speed events–100m dash and the like. Distance running? Forget it! Distance swimming…?! Oh lordy! Only with the grace and preternatural marine prowess of  a lump of uranium. It’s true I sink faster and with more measured skill than the most skilled anchor. It’s not that I can’t swim. This frame was made for short aquatic jaunts the type of which include trips from the 3ft to the 8ft of our local pool. Luckily good old Edward Kenway is beast of a different nature. This video shows how Edward can carry out his missions in complete stealth. But it also shows a good deal of the breathtaking scenery and yes, the underwater elements are present.

It’s very much Assassin’s Creed. That much is clear. But Ubisoft is quick to point out the level of density in both the land, underwater and nautical elements of Assassins Creed IV Black Flag. The most intriguing bit to me revolve around Edward and water. The under ambiance is teeming with life. There are real dangers that lurk below. I see jellyfish, sharks and more. Oh this is gonna be fun!

Shawn Sanders

Shawn loves gadgets, literature, history and games. For 10yrs+ he's straddled both the comic book & video game industries, as a writer, editor, marketing officer & producer. Shawn got his start in tech & games as an editor & Hardware Director for More notable accomplishments include Executive Producer on mobile games Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved & The Shroud.