Skullcandy SLYR Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Edition
Features Unique Color and Animus-Inspired Artwork; Custom Tuned Audio Profile
Developed by Ubisoft
Skullcandy, Inc., a high-growth, performance lifestyle audio brand, today announced the launch of the Skullcandy SLYR (“Slayer”) Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Edition gaming headset. The studio’s first officially licensed gaming headset, the Skullcandy SLYR Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Edition will feature a new and unique custom color as well as artwork inspired by the game’s iconic Animus virtual reality machine. In addition, Skullcandy has worked directly with Assassin’s Creed® publisher Ubisoft to develop a custom tuned audio profile with three distinct EQ settings designed to greatly accentuate the dynamic audio environment, story and action found within Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag.
The Skullcandy SLYR AC IV Black Flag Edition gaming headset is now available at select retail stores in the United States and Canada and at www.skullcandy.com. Ubisoft’s highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will be available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system on October 29, 2013, Windows PC on November 19, 2013 and as day one launch titles for PlayStation 4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Xbox One.
“Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is easily one of the most hotly anticipated games of the year and we’re thrilled to be able to offer our unique perspective on audio fidelity and gaming style to the legions of fans who stand behind the Assassin’s Creed franchise,” said Sam Paschel, CMO of Skullcandy. “The Skullcandy SLYR AC IV Black Flag Edition represents our first partnership with a major gaming publisher and we’re aiming to make a lasting impression with gamers everywhere. We’re supremely confident gamers will be blown away by what we’ve been able to accomplish — a truly authentic Assassin’s Creed experience combined with a level of audio performance and value they’ve never seen before.”
The Skullcandy SLYR AC IV Black Flag Edition was designed from the ground up by Skullcandy and ASTRO Gaming engineers to deliver a unique combination of high quality audio performance, cutting-edge features and a stylish aesthetic for gamers worldwide – all at an affordable price. The Skullcandy SLYR AC IV Black Flag Edition provides Assassin’s Creed fans with precision stereo gaming audio with cross-compatibility with Xbox 360®, PlayStation® 3, Wii U™ and PC as well as most smartphones, tablets and MP3 players. Additional features include a stashable boom mic; the GMX in-line mixer with volume and game-to-voice balancing controls; and, of course, a unique new color and graphic treatment as well as custom audio profiles developed by Ubisoft to ensure the game’s audio is experienced exactly as they intended.
Throughout the development of the Skullcandy SLYR AC IV Black Flag Edition, Skullcandy engineers worked closely with Ubisoft to effectively enhance the subtle details and audio cues found within the dynamic Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag game world. The engineering team created three customized audio profiles that greatly enhance the game’s immersion and overall auditory experience. The Bass Mode elevates the thundering explosions and battle cries during action sequences to terrifically loud levels – all without dampening the highs; Precision Mode emphasizes environmental effects such as water, wind and the all-too-familiar whispers; and, Supreme Mode applies Skullcandy’s now-legendary full-frequency response to the entire Black Flag environment.
The Skullcandy SLYR AC IV Black Flag Edition gaming headset is now available directly through the company’s website at www.skullcandy.com for $89.99. Retail partners include Gamestop, Target and Best Buy online. For more information about Skullcandy, please visit www.skullcandy.com/gaming.