The Golden Age of Piracy will make its swashbuckling appearance on mobile devices this fall with Assassin’s Creed: Pirates, Ubisoft has confirmed. Featuring naval combat and customisable ships, the standalone title will launch later this year and will allow players to assume the role of Alonzo Batilia; a wet behind the ears captain looking to conquer the Caribbean.
While the game is an blantant spin-off, the studio has confirmed that characters from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will make an appearance in the mobile title – namely infamous pirates such as Benjamin Hornigold and Blackbeard. Not only that, the addition of the aforementioned and fan-adorned naval combat will provide the game with a layer of depth; with players being able to expand their crew in the manner of its console brethren.
In tandem with the announcement, the studio also published a bevy of screenshots from the game which hint towards the surprisingly crisp visual fidelity of Assassin’s Creed: Pirates. They also hint towards the navigation within the game and give us our first glimpse of the title’s progression system, which you can check out for yourself in the gallery below.
Though no specific platforms were detailed, Ubisoft stated that the mobile title will only be accessible via “high-end smartphones and tablets.” Those high-end devices in particular will most likely encompass the latest iOS and Android devices.
Having made the announcement at its Digital Days event, the studio also lifted the lid on a high definition overhaul of the PlayStation Vita exclusive, Assassin’s Creed: Liberation – which is set to debut on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 sometime in 2014. In terms of Assassin’s Creed: Pirates, though, Ubisoft’s venture into the mobile market has no specific release date or pricing plans at this time. With the said, we know for sure that the game will set sail this coming fall.