Ubisoft today confirmed that the next instalment of the Assassin's Creed franchise will be called Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

The announcement follows last weeks leak of marketing material. It also follows Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot's comments earlier this month that the newest Assassin's Creed game features a new hero and time period, which from the images out there show a unnamed "Pirate" Assassin.

As more details become available we will keep you informed.