Ubisoft Inc.’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 ranked in the top five pre-order sales this week at GameStop Corp.’s online division post announcement of the sequel.
This week, the Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Xbox 360 SKU ranked as the No. 4 best-selling pre-order product at GameStop.com.
The PS3 SKU ranked at No. 5 in the same period.
The open world will include 50 locations to conduct pirate assassin activity to command a ship, the Jackdaw. In addition, users can pillage enemy ships to upgrade the Jackdaw with ammunition, equipment and disguises.
The pirate-themed installment will include 60 minutes of exclusive gameplay for the PS3 SKU.
It will be sold Oct. 29. The PS4 SKU will be sold at a to be determined date.
The prior installment, Assassin’s Creed III, includes a Revolutionary War setting that chronicles a new assassin named Connor. The story takes place over 30 years in select historical events.