As some of you probably know, Ubisoft’s latest entry in the popular Assassin’s Creed franchise was formally announced this past weekend. The new game, titled Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, features a privateer/pirate main character who sails the waters of the Caribbean Sea. Along his way, this Captain Kenway will be exploring numerous islands across these wide open seas.
How does this pertain to Zelda, you ask? Well, our sister site GenGAME has a good idea of just how much Zelda could be influencing the Ubisoft team. Jump on in to see!
It is fairly easy to say Black Flag could easily borrow from Zelda’s own The Wind Waker. The classic GameCube title featured a fully open-exploration style sea and islands over ten years ago, so we have to wonder just how much Ubisoft may have played it. A recent Kotaku interview with the developers shed some light on that question. Click here to read GenGAME’s summary and thoughts of the interview!
So, it seems a bit of a mixed bag. Ubisoft’s developers have certainly heard of The Wind Waker, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone there has played it; one of the interviewees did not even know what console it was on! Still, there are numerous staff members there who are very familiar with the game and it was stated that they would be looking into the pros and cons of just what made it great. It certainly looks like we can expect Zelda to influence another of today’s big title’s!
So what are your thoughts on this? Are you an Assassin’s Creed fan, and if so are you looking forward to seeing a little bit of Wind Waker thrown in? How do you think Ubisoft can use what the game has to offer, and how could they improve it? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!