With Assasssin’s Creed: Unity due to arrive later this year on Xbox One and PS4, Ubisoft promised fans of the series who weren’t ready to the make the console jump that they wouldn’t be forgotten about. Enter Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, arriving this November for PS3 and Xbox 360.
Set in the 18th century Assassin’s Creed: Rogue puts you into the shoes of a Templar by the name of Shay Patrick Cormac, a former Assassin betrayed by his own. Following the betrayal players will set forth to hunt Assassin’s for the Templar order, which should hopefully provide a great twist on the usual Assassin’s Creed formula. Throughout the series the Templar’s motivations and reasoning has been slowly revealed, making them a far more interesting faction. With AC3 we got a clearer insight through Haytham, but even then the order is largely shrouded in mystery.
“We know that there are many Assassin’s Creed fans with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles who want to get their hands on a new Assassin’s Creed game this year,” says Martin Capel, game director, 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.”
It was also confirmed that Cormac has a ship of his very own, so be prepared to do some sailing.
The decision to bring out a new AC game every year has been heavily criticized, and doubtless with two games releasing in a single year there’s going to be a lot of angry fans, but at least this way last-gen gamers still get a new Assassin’s Creed, while Xbox One and PS4 owners get something tailored to the hardware.