The Weapons of the Black Flag
Ubisoft is continuing their efforts to talk about the upcoming Assassin's Creed as much as they can before its console release, and having most recently given us a launch trailer a week in advance and reminded us of all the wonderful sailing we'll get to do, it's time to move on to the weaponry.
Kenway's arsenal is about as over the top as you could expect from the Assassins Creed series - I mean, I'm still wondering how the hell the guards in the first game didn't notice the scholar with all the freaking blades strapped to his body! - with swords, hidden blades, and throwing knives making their return; as well as up to four different pistols, blunderbusses, rope darts and blowpipes. Also coming to the forefront is the fact that there'll be more reasons to use your fists, with the introduction of Smugglers Lairs, which will require you to disarm before entering and scavenge whatever you can find if something goes wrong. Also bars tend to frown upon people drawing weapons, and what self respecting pirate wouldn't get in bar fights?
There's also a rundown of the variety of weapons available to use on The Jackdaw, from your basic broadside batteries to your swivel guns, along with chase cannons to slow down fleeing ships, fire barrels to convince pursuers to back off, and quite a few others.