Today's the day that Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag launches for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, so you know what that means - it's time to hit up the Play Store to download the companion app. Ubisoft's offering turns your Android tablet into a virtual quartermaster. It provides quick access to the world map, tracks your progress, keeps tabs on communications, and more.



With the companion app, gamers will have less reason to ever pause the action, as many of the secondary tasks have been delegated to the touch screen. It displays mission objectives, lets users set waypoints, and makes it easier to search around the map. Committed fans can even browse through all of the Animus Database entries unlocked in the main game. Users can also interact with the game while they're not playing, using the app to interact with Uplay friends.

You're obviously going to need a copy of Assassin's Creed IV to take advantage of this functionality, but the app costs you nothing to download. Get it below.