Vice, always in search of the underbelly of history, was inspired by the pirate shenanigans of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag to go down to the Caribbean and blow some stuff up, swim with sharks and get drunk on some crazy-strong illegal rum.

In its three-part series inspired by Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Vice takes on the common themes of the pirate life: guns, booze and booty. Yet does it in the wonderfully subversive and fairly incompetent way we know and love. This first video titled Rum, Guns & Gallows focuses on some of the most famous aspects of the Golden Age of Piracy, including some of the men who made their mark on history, a big bloody mark.

Check out all the episodes of the Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag inspired series from Vice here. Sharpen up on your history before its release on October 29 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with next-gen, Wii U and PC titles to follow shortly.

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[Via Ubisoft Blog]