This is Edward Kenway, the just revealed new protagonist of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag which gets released later in 2013 for the Playstation 3, XBOX360, the PC and most likely for the WiiU as well. Maybe for the nextgen platforms too?

Edward is an ancestor of Connor Kenway, the star of ACIII but plays a quite different role in the new game around the caribbean sea and..lots of Pirates!

I think the changing settings and protagonists with different abilities are a really strong point of the Assassin’s Creed series and the next game is going to be some swan song for the current gen consoles maybe.

This portrait of Edward Kenway was drawn by Jodie Muir from England who has drawn a lot AC related artworks beside a ton more of awesome game related art as you can see in her gallery at dA. She mentioned that she liked Edward a lot on first sight and so we can most likely expect more by her about this guy!

Edward Kenway Portrait