There’s a new Assassin’s Creed for those who still play on last generation consoles. Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Rogue for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 will hit the shelves this November 11.
Bridging the gap between ACIV: Black Flag and ACIII, the game is set during the Seven Years’ War in the mid-18th century, and take place in various locations like the frozen North Atlantic, the Appalachian River Valley and New York. You will control a Templar names Shay Patric Cormac, a former Assassin, tasked to hunt down his former brothers. Like Black Flag (and to a certain extent, ACIII), naval battles will be a component of the game with new weapons both on lang and sea and a new ship called The Morrigan.
According to Game Informer, although the story of Rogue and Unity are set on different continents, there’s a possibility that the storylines will overlap. The Seven Years’ War is partly to blame for France’s financial troubles leading to the French Revolution, and it’s hinted that Shay has even deeper ties to Unity.
According to Martin Capel, game director at Ubisoft Sofia, “Assassin’s Creed Rogue completes the North American saga started with Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and gives previous-generation console owners an exclusive opportunity to experience fan-requested features, such as playing as a Templar.”
The Templar-Assassin conflict has taken on many forms throughout the series, from black-and-white bad guys from ACI to AC: Revelations, to fellows with noble aims but questionable methods in ACIII. By ACIV, much has been revealed of the Templar philosophy to make it seem that things might have been one-sided all along and not every Templar was evil.
Rogue is being developed by seven Ubisoft studios. Ubisoft Sofia, Singapore, Montreal, Quebec, Chengdu, Milan and Bucharest.