Ubisoft is releasing a quintet of special editions in the U.K. and U.S. for Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag.

The Assassin's Creed franchise has been known for its rather lavish collector's editions in the past, and with 2013's AC4, Ubisoft is clearly aiming to keep that proud tradition going. Unfortunately, the U.S. has drawn the short straw (at least for now) when it comes to exclusive content packed in the box. As it stands, the U.S. is getting just the Black Island pack at Gamestop.

The U.K. will be getting four different versions at various retailers, with the top of the line Black Chest Edition available only through Ubisoft's Uplay store. The Buccaneer Edition will only be available at Game (U.K.) and Gamestop (Ireland). The Skull Edition is going to be available everywhere across the U.K., and Game (U.K.) and Xtravision (Ireland) will be home to the Special Edition. European customers can also sign up to join The Watch, a unique VIP club of sorts that will feature bonus content exclusive to members.

You can check out the full details (along with images) on all the editions below, and start crossing your fingers the Black Chest Edition with its replica pirate flag makes it to the States.

The Black Chest Edition (Uplay exclusive)
- 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, and an original Black Flag replica

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

The Black Island (exclusive to Gamestop in North America)
- The dark and dangerous treasure-hunting quest: Black Island
- The deadly Black Ship
- Legendary silver flintlock pistols used by Captain Morgan
- Valuable multiplayer items including Captain Morgan’s costume, picture, and title