There's quite some time before Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag launches on consoles worldwide on November 1st including the all important NEXT generation consoles, depending when they decide to make an appearance.

To celebrate the release of the first gameplay trailer for the game, UBISOFT has also lined up details for the collector's editions that will be available to buy and they are HUGE, Numerous and mouth watering. If you're an adventurer looking to sail the seven seas then this my beauties is for you. Just check out the press release below for images and details of what's on offer in each collection. WOWSER!

There's no doubt that Assassin's Creed 4 will find itself in the running for Game of the Year BUT the voiceover in the announcement trailer just doesn't sell it for me... a shame because this should feel a little more epic! It looks it but the voiceover seems to nullify the epicness... maybe it's just me!

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.

UBISOFT® UNVEILS ASSASSIN’S CREED® IV BLACK FLAG COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS FOR EMEA TERRITORIES

LONDON, UK — March 25, 2013 — Today, Ubisoft® announced details for the Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag Collector’s Editions, available exclusively in EMEA territories for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Nintendo Wii U™ system and Windows PC versions of the game, along with a new online VIP program called THE WATCH. The editions are as follows (full details below):

The Black Chest Edition (Uplay exclusive)
The Buccaneer Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK & GameStop in Ireland)
The Skull Edition (available UK market-wide)
The Special Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK & Xtravision in Ireland)
THE WATCH: A new VIP program accessible as a pre-order bonus

In addition to exclusive bonus in-game content for customers who pre-order, a unique activation code will also be provided via select UK retail (Game, Amazon and GameStop in Ireland) or Uplay, granting access to the Assassin’s Creed VIP program: THE WATCH. THE WATCH offers unique content that goes deeper into the Assassin’s Creed universe, granting exclusive access to additional information, bonus content, rewards and the opportunity to take part in an exclusive quest designed specifically for VIP members. Customers who register for THE WATCH will become a member of a select community of Assassin’s Creed fans who can participate in online discussions, upload their own content and compare their skills and achievements! More information can be found here: http://www.assassinscreed.com/thewatch

A new high quality figurine, Edward Kenway: The Assassin Pirate, is also available for pre-orders starting today on Uplay, displaying Edward in a Mayan ruin, ready to fire his guns at his opponents. This premium collectible item will also include bonus in-game weapons and skins and will be on sale in October 2013.

Collector’s Edition Details

The Black Chest Edition (Uplay exclusive)

This prestigious edition includes everything a true Assassin’s Creed fan could desire and a very limited quantity is available for pre-order exclusively via Uplay by visiting: http://shop.ubi.com/AC4BF

  • Premium Quality 55 cm Diorama of Captain Edward on the Jackdaw’s Bow
  • Exclusive SteelBook™
  • High-quality artbook
  • The official soundtrack
  • 2 Lithographs in their protective envelope
  • 2 canvas prints
  • All existing additional Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Unlockable In-Game Content, including single player missions, skins and weapons
  • Collector’s box
  • Physical pirate booty:
  • Parchment world map
  • An original Black Flag replica

The Buccaneer Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK & Gamestop in Ireland)

This premium edition offers a selection of essential physical and digital items for fans:

  • Premium Quality Edward Kenway Figurine on the Jackdaw’s Crow’s Nest
  • High-quality artbook
  • The official soundtrack
  • 2 Lithographs in their protective envelope
  • Collector’s box
  • Additional Unlockable In-game Content

The Skull Edition (UK market-wide)

This edition includes physical and digital content for the Assassin’s Creed enthusiast:

  • Collector Jumbo Steel Case
  • High-quality artbook
  • The official soundtrack
  • 2 Lithographs in their protective envelope
  • Unlockable In-game Content

The Special Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK & Xtravision in Ireland)

This special edition will be available at the standard price and includes unlockable in-game content only available at game launch.