Like Assassin’s Creed III before it, the newest edition in the animus-hopping Assassin’s Creed series, Black Flag, is endowed with brilliant art, breathed life by the imaginations and talents of the artists who helped shape the very game itself. The Art of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is an awesome hardbound gallery of the game’s concept imagery.
And it’s a large gallery – 192 pages worth, to be exact – wrought with full color illustrations detailing everything you might imagine in a pirate-themed Assassin’s Creed game: Locales, sea vessels, weaponry, friends and foes. Also included is a dedicated collection of Abstergo concepts, which further flesh out the futuristic era that serves as the series’ overarching backdrop.
You can feel the tremendous emphasis the artists put into creating scenarios and characters that feel true to the New World age, aesthetically and historically. The results are beautiful and, perhaps more importantly, completely believable.
“We are not doing the usual ‘family entertainment’ or a caricatured version of Piracy,” says brand art director Raphael Lacoste, “but a more grounded and realistic experience.”
For enthusiasts of the Assassin’s Creed series, or for anyone that appreciates an insider glimpse of what goes into creating the aesthetic trappings of a big budget game, The Art of Assasin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is a jewel just waiting to be unearthed.
The Art of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is published by Titan Books and features full color illustrations throughout 192 pages. It is bound in hardcover and retails for $34.95.Tweet
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