Assassin’s Creed Pirates


Ubisoft's latest mobile plunderer, Assassin's Creed Pirates, is now available to purchase through Google Play. The game takes place in the same universe as the Assassin's Creed console titles, but sees players taking on the role of Alonso Batilla, sailing the seas in search of treasure as the Templars and Assassins play out their ancestoral war.

Our own Paul Acevedo had the chance to preview the game at Ubisoft's San Francisco HQ recently. Here's a snippet from his hands-on impressions:

"After the introductory cinematic wraps, players will set sail towards their meeting with La Buse at Scorpion’s Reef. Steering the ship takes place in a first-person perspective, just as in Assassin’s Creed IV. Swipe left or right along the ship’s wheel in order to navigate the waters and avoid obstacles.  Buttons at the bottom-right corner of the screen control acceleration and deceleration.

Ship battles consist of attack and defense phases. Drag left or right to aim your cannons. You’ll have to lead a little to compensate for the opponent’s movement, but firing too far ahead can lead to a miss too. Cannons take a little time to recharge, so all the more incentive to fire carefully."

Hit the Google Play link above to get started. The game sells for $4.99 in the U.S. and £2.99 in the UK.

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Assassin's Creed Pirates now available on Google Play


Any idea why? I was really looking forward to this one. I'm a huge Assassin's Creed nerd

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I wonder if the work around for the AC IV companion app will work with this one.

I did the work around I found online for the companion app and it now works fine on my Note 2.

That is one of those reasons why you should have picked the Nexus 5,which is compatible.
Seriously I'm surprised how deep this game seems to be. The map feels just as overwhelming as in AC4.

There's lots to do here.

** Not a trace of IAPs **

This is a real premium game.

.. And a fine one, at that.
Ubisoft is on a streak; their Splinter Cell and AC4 companion apps were great, and now this.. 2013 Best original non-racing, non-shooter Android game.

Honestly, I would choose a moto x over a nexus 5 anyways, but I can play the game on my nexus 7 2013

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Eww I saw the moto x, and no I would not buy that. Reminds me of the pebble watch. Cant compare the moto x to nexus 5, my Evo LTE looks better than moto x

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Bloody liar!! -- Make it 6.40$

..Well worth it, if you ask me.
How much did you pay for your last cinema ticket?

Same here. I wasn't surprised at all by the GNex not being compatible, but the 2012 N7 was a shock. Hopefully that gets fixed soon with an update, as they are shooting their profits in the foot with such a limited compatability base...

I got this to work on my Verizon Note II but it was a pain in the butt.

After trying a few market hacks with little success, I saw it was compatible with the SGS 3. My wife has one, so I logged into my account on her phone, bought it, and installed it. I copied the Obb file up to my Windows server with ES Explorer, but I couldn't find the APK. I backed it up with Titanium Backup, took the 3 files created from that, and sent it up to my server.

I copied everything back down to my Note II. The Obb file goes in /sdcard/Android/obb/com.ubisoft.assassin.pirates. The other 3 files go in your TiBu directory. I then restored the app with TiBu and ran it. It worked.

I had typo in the obb file path and it just redownloaded the obb no problem.

The incompatibility is a myth IME ... I think it's just lazy coding. There is no reason it can't be installed on a Note if the SGS 3 can handle it.

If you can buy the app on another phone and get the apk to your phone, you have a good shot it working (assuming newer phones). You can probably even ignore the obb file and let it download, making it even easier.

I'm still on JB 4.1.2 btw.

Good luck! :)

Its just awesome, a bit sluggish.

Those having problem, check it on:

There are many versions according to your graphics/processesor.