Assassin's Creed 4 Screenshots: Deep Sea Diving, Ship Battles, Gunfights

Ubisoft's plans for a big Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag reveal on Monday have been further spoiled by another leak. The first screenshots from the game are now available for viewing.

Black Flag, like Assassin's Creed 3, features a healthy dose of ship battles and wilderness parkour. One screenshot shows hero Captain Edward Kenway deep sea diving to find a treasure chest. It's not clear whether diving a new type of gameplay or this shot is just a cutscene.

Edward Kenway is the grandfather of AC3 protagonist Connor. AC4 follows Edward during the Golden Age of Piracy as he plunders the Caribbean and works to defend the Order of Assassin. You can get another look at how he balances these two jobs by watching yesterday's trailer.

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag will arrive in October on current-gen and next-gen consoles, as well as the PC.