SAN FRANCISCO (AFP): A new installment of blockbuster “Assassin’s Creed” videogame launched on Tuesday, putting players in the boots of a bold pirate and tapping into mobile devices to expand play. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is set in the ‘gritty and exotic’ Golden Age of Pirates with a main character who is a descendant in a line of assassins given starring roles as sequels in the popular franchise shift from one generation to the next.