Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag puts you in the shoes of a pirate, but what made being a pirate during this era such a compelling career choice for so many men? Find out in the newest trailer.

In conjunction with the Assassin's Creed Tumblr, you can discover the true histories and tales of the many pirates you'll encounter in Black Flag. This latest trailer is but a glimpse of the reasons behind the great surge in piracy during the so-called "Golden Age of Pirates."

Over on the site itself, you'll find more detailed information, including the first entry covering the exploits of "Pirate King" Henry Avery. There seems to be a lot of focus on the pirate aspects of Black Flag. Previous entries in the series had tertiary storylines and quests (the Homestead, Monteriggioni), but here, living the pirate's life seems to be a much larger part of the game than those aspects ever were.

Check out the video below, and let us know what your pirate name would be in the comments.