Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag gets 29 October release date for Xbox 360 and PS3, and new trailer

The eagerly awaited fourth instalment in the Assassin's Creed series, which sees you take to the seven seas as a pirate, has been given a release date for the Xbox 360 and PS3. 29 October will see the game unleashed on the current-gen consoles while those wanting the PS4 or Xbox One versions will have to wait until 22 November.

As if that news wasn't good enough, a new trailer has also been released to whet our appetites further. This video tells the tale of protagonist Edward Kenway giving us a glimpse of some of his backstory and the kind of depth that we can expect from the game.

Want to know how it plays? Read the Pocket-lint hands-on preview of the game to find out what to expect. If that's left you convinced, you can pre-order the game now with the Special Edition version starting at £40.

Here's a gameplay trailer to really get you eager.