Not one to let up on a chance to produce a major annual release of a key video game franchise, Ubisoft is headed full speed ahead on the next Assassin's Creed title. Coming this fall for the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, and PC (and, who knows, perhaps a next generation console or two if the planets align), Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag brings players into the era of pirates in what has to be the logical next step after the developers at Ubisoft spent so much time creating ship and sailing mechanics for Assassin's Creed III. As is usual for the series these days, the PS3 version includes exclusive missions. Maybe it's just me, but I'm feeling a bit pirated out since seafaring swashbucklers have overwhelmed pop culture in recent years. While I'm sure there's historically rich material for Ubisoft to mine here, I hope that whatever Black Flag has up its sleeve, it's not a retread of other Creed titles or overworked pirate lore. Ubisoft is planning to announce additional details (hopefully a character and a bit of backstory) next week, but until then I'm sure that the company would like to remind you that with more downloadable expansions for Assassin's Creed III on the way, you're not quite done paying for or playing that one yet either. Also, I'm reminded that I really need to finish Assassin's Creed III one of these days.