If you're planning to find buried treasure and sail the seven seas in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, then you're going to need that most essential of pirating tools: a map.
Rather than having you pause the game to rifle through sub-menus, though, Ubisoft has provided iPad owners with a companion app which transforms your tablet into a treasure map.
Now available from the App Store, the Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Companion app features a fully interactive map of the Carribean waters featured in the game. It allows you to view objectives, track your progress - even set real time waypoints for your ship to follow.
As well as using the app to help you navigate while you play, you can also use it to make progress while you're away from your console. For example, if you've managed to "acquire" any ships during your privateering exploits, you can use Black Flag Companion to collect loot and cargo, or run personal errands.
You can download Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Companion for your iPad (no iPhone version, we're afraid) right now.