Yes, the fourth numbered game in the series involves pirates. And some coral reef swimming, by the looks of it.
I’ve never played these games, but knowing that the last one disappointed quite a few people, the cynic in me sees them tacking the premise on to what would appear to be a proven concept (except without Johnny Depp, it really isn’t) to win crossover fans.
Am I wrong, fans? Does the prospect of assassinating pirates and/or sailors kick things up a notch?
Kotaku has a long list of reasons it could be pretty good.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist