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harbour29
10-09-2013, 03:44 PM
Sorry not sure which sub-forum this thread should be posted. Is it ok to be here?

When I saw two offical trailers together, I found tattoos on Edwards had changed.
Somewhere looks like a 3D picture. When changing the angle, the lady's face changed as well.
And the tattoo on his back completely changed to another picture.

Did ubi mention any stories about those changes of Edward's tattoos?
While whale tattoo indicates strategically-used location, I saw some explainations about it. But how about others?

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5446/10170614844_0df23ddd2a_h.jpg


Pictures are caught from
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag -- Tattoo TV Spot [ANZ]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9DbYfLK2uc&feature=youtu.be
&The Pirate Heist Trailer | Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag [ANZ]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1OpVghXSTE#t=139

roostersrule2
10-09-2013, 03:45 PM
It could be just different models they used throughout development or maybe we can get tattoos.

silvermercy
10-09-2013, 03:57 PM
Personally I think the whale tattoo is a Moby D*** joke. LMAO
I don't know about the others.

Jexx21
10-09-2013, 04:02 PM
in-game tattoos are real, CGI TV spot tattoos aren't

ladyleonhart
10-09-2013, 04:02 PM
It could be just different models they used throughout development or maybe we can get tattoos.

^ I agree with this and maybe we can choose the tattoos we want Edward to have. :D

Well, it would be an interesting extra detail. ;)

pacmanate
10-09-2013, 07:51 PM
Maybe as you progress through the game, these events happen and he gets those tattoos as the story progresses??

Mr_Shade
10-09-2013, 07:52 PM
Maybe as you progress through the game, these events happen and he gets those tattoos as the story progresses??
Bit like Far Cry 3?

Interesting...

Megas_Doux
10-09-2013, 07:53 PM
Bit like Far Cry 3?

Interesting...

You know something :P haha

pacmanate
10-09-2013, 07:54 PM
Bit like Far Cry 3?

Interesting...

I'm just saying cause people get tattoos as memory banks so maybe Edward does the same to remind him of important life events.

ladyleonhart
10-09-2013, 08:04 PM
I'm just saying cause people get tattoos as memory banks so maybe Edward does the same to remind him of important life events.

That would make sense if it is due to story progression and it also explains why in some footage I've seen he doesn't have that many. ;)

ArabianFrost
10-09-2013, 08:09 PM
Tattoos are not customizable. Just a reminder.

Mr_Shade
10-09-2013, 08:16 PM
Tattoos are not customizable. Just a reminder.
:)

TheDanteEX
10-09-2013, 08:33 PM
I'm leaning on progression. Though, if there are any outfits that show off Edward's body, I wonder if it would stay consistent.

ladyleonhart
10-09-2013, 08:39 PM
I'm leaning on progression. Though, if there are any outfits that show off Edward's body, I wonder if it would stay consistent.

Well, you'll be able to see when he's harpooning or diving. ;)

phoenix-force411
10-09-2013, 11:03 PM
^ I agree with this and maybe we can choose the tattoos we want Edward to have. :D

Well, it would be an interesting extra detail. ;)

Reminds me of GTAV.

pacmanate
10-09-2013, 11:13 PM
Reminds me of GTAV.

How?

dxsxhxcx
10-09-2013, 11:15 PM
I'm just saying cause people get tattoos as memory banks so maybe Edward does the same to remind him of important life events.

that's interesting, assuming Edward get new tattoos as the story advances maybe some of them could trigger flashbacks showing us his life before he becomes a pirate and maybe events not related to his work for the Assassins, this would be a nice way to show us more of his "personal" life.

Shahkulu101
10-09-2013, 11:16 PM
The tattoo needle is a P.O.E and each time you get a tattoo you gain a new power.

silvermercy
10-09-2013, 11:19 PM
The tattoo needle is a P.O.E and each time you get a tattoo you gain a new power.

^ lol

We could probably go back a bit and see how he got estranged from his first wife whom he hasn't seen in years. I wonder if the tattoo on his arm is actually her?

Oh, btw, did anyone see this new Darby interview? That's where I got the above info from. http://www.gaminglives.com/2013/10/09/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-interview-with-lead-writer-darby-mcdevitt/

pacmanate
10-09-2013, 11:23 PM
The tattoo needle is a P.O.E and each time you get a tattoo you gain a new power.

That's FC3, but its okay.

Shahkulu101
10-09-2013, 11:24 PM
That's FC3, but its okay.

That's where I got the idea from you silly goose.

phoenix-force411
10-09-2013, 11:25 PM
How?

Making decisions on tattoos...and how they look....

dxsxhxcx
10-09-2013, 11:26 PM
bad news for Connor fans expecting a new game with him (taken from the interview above)::

"There was a never a plan to do a second Connor game because we had this great duo in Haytham and Connor, we liked that, and very early on we just said, let’s do a family saga."

pacmanate
10-09-2013, 11:27 PM
Making decisions on tattoos...and how they look....

Oh, we were just saying how we don't. You cant customize tats.

What we were saying is either he has different tats for CGI purposes so they could make a trailer out of it, or my theory that Edward tattoos himself throught the story after key events. Maybe the lines of 5 on his back are days he was stranded with Charles Vane on that island?

prince162010
10-09-2013, 11:28 PM
No he can't , ashraf ismail already confirmed that

pacmanate
10-09-2013, 11:29 PM
No he can't , ashraf ismail already confirmed that

Actually Ashraf said WE can't change Edwards tats. He never said Edward can't change his own tats.

silvermercy
10-09-2013, 11:29 PM
bad news for Connor fans expecting a new game with him (taken from the interview above)::

"There was a never a plan to do a second Connor game because we had this great duo in Haytham and Connor, we liked that, and very early on we just said, let’s do a family saga."

Hope dies last... lol Maybe that was meant BEFORE they made AC3...

silvermercy
10-09-2013, 11:33 PM
Maybe the lines of 5 on his back are days he was stranded with Charles Vane on that island?

Maybe he tried to cover the scars from the beating he got by Vane's stick after stealing his sushi! LOL
http://25.media.tumblr.com/bd0fa3b2617be43e6802e52dfc93a8e7/tumblr_mu66ubGWoW1r4fggfo1_500.png

ladyleonhart
10-09-2013, 11:48 PM
Actually Ashraf said WE can't change Edwards tats. He never said Edward can't change his own tats.

Lol, the technicalities. ;)

Jexx21
10-09-2013, 11:49 PM
That's FC3, but its okay.

I legitimately believe that the ceremonial knife could have possible been a Piece of Eden and that Jason drunk something related to the stuff in the Red Willow tea.

**** me.

Shahkulu101
10-09-2013, 11:50 PM
I legitimately believe that the ceremonial knife could have possible been a Piece of Eden and that Jason drunk something related to the stuff in the Red Willow tea.

**** me.

Another headcanon I see.

silvermercy
10-09-2013, 11:51 PM
I wonder if we get a scene of Edward actually entering a tattoo parlor!! (totally drunk of course, can't explain so many tattoos otherwise...) LOL

err... btw... how did they get their tattoos back then in the Caribbean? I was under the impression they got them from other sailors in bars but not sure.

Jexx21
10-09-2013, 11:53 PM
I still hold on hope for a second Connor game.

WE SHALL SEEE

adventurewomen
10-09-2013, 11:54 PM
I still hold on hope for a second Connor game.

WE SHALL SEEE
I can't help but to think what you said, holds some cryptic message.


This its my 2,000th post yay! :D

Jexx21
10-09-2013, 11:55 PM
when I wrote "I still hold on hope" I felt like I was writing the lyrics to a mumford and sons song

...now I wanna listen to mumford

silvermercy
10-09-2013, 11:56 PM
:D Congrats Alex!! ^

*looks at own posts, gets scared*

Jexx21
10-09-2013, 11:57 PM
I had my 8000th posts 22 posts ago

harbour29
10-10-2013, 04:54 AM
I'm just saying cause people get tattoos as memory banks so maybe Edward does the same to remind him of important life events.

But tattoos on Edward's back are complelely different. If it transfered into another one, Edward had to wash the old one, and got new one. The tattoo near vertebration turned to blank and words disappered as well. It couldn't be as simple as get a new tattoo covering them.

LoyalACFan
10-10-2013, 05:05 AM
CG trailers are always non-canon, with the one exception of ACR since they directly incorporated it into the opening sequence. The tattoos we've seen in-game are definitely the real ones he'll have.

k4Anarky2011
10-10-2013, 06:47 AM
CG trailers are always non-canon, with the one exception of ACR since they directly incorporated it into the opening sequence. The tattoos we've seen in-game are definitely the real ones he'll have.
Reminds me of the AC2 trailer where CGI Ezio drops like three stories down to the ground and destroy the pavement with his superpowered legs. I was like "I got to try this **** out in game"... and it turns out, in-game Ezio just lands flat on his *** and die. ;)

Still, I prefer the trailer tattoos. Written words and definitive, simple and strong images, it fits Edward's character. Much better than the cryptic cougar and dog(?) tattoo behind in-game Edward's back. Or that flowery frame around the girl's face tattoo; makes Edward looks more flamboyant.

pirate1802
10-10-2013, 06:48 AM
bad news for Connor fans expecting a new game with him (taken from the interview above)::

"There was a never a plan to do a second Connor game because we had this great duo in Haytham and Connor, we liked that, and very early on we just said, let’s do a family saga."


Then I felt a strange disturbance in the force. It was almost as if a thousand fangirls cried out in unison...

I-Like-Pie45
10-10-2013, 06:54 AM
You mustn't try to further inflame the situation

That's Rooster's job

and sometimes mine

roostersrule2
10-10-2013, 06:55 AM
Then I felt a strange disturbance in the force. It was almost as if a thousand fangirls cried out in unison...The earth shook for days, the crying continued for weeks and when the tears had settled less then 10,000 cunor fans still lived and far more of Ezio's, but we carried on, together, to rebuild to, renew.