Betrayal can do terrible things to a person’s psyche. After a mission for the Assassin Brotherhood goes terribly wrong, Shay Patrick Cormac leaves the Order, prompting his former brothers to make an attempt on his life. Of course, what doesn’t kill you turns you into a hunter. Now Shay is on a path of vengeance, tracking down the Assassins and systematically eliminating them. Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be the darkest chapter in the franchise as you take off your Assassin hood and step into the role of a Templar. Get your first look at Shay and his mission in the announcement trailer for Assassin’s Creed Rogue.
Set in the 18th century during the Seven Years War, Rogue completes the North America saga that began with Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. From loyal Assassin brother to the Templar’s favored hunter, Shay will travel through the arctic North Atlantic Ocean, the Appalachian River Valley and a bustling New York City on his mission to destroy the Assassins.
In addition to the new environments, Shay will have access to some never-before-seen weapons as well as a new ship, The Morrigan, to help him take on threats on the open ocean with the return of naval gameplay.
Arm yourself with Shay’s air rifle and the variety of ammunition available. Whether you’re using specialized bullets or grenades, the gun is excellent for both short- and long-range combat. The Morrigan also comes equipped with a new set of tools to help you take on enemies in the frigid North Atlantic Ocean, including the puckle gun (a machine gun-like weapon) and burning oil, which creates a trail of fire behind your vessel. Be ready to defend your ship, as Assassins will be able to board you.
The frigid Northern temperatures mean you’ll be ramming your way through fields of ice to find hidden locations, and the many icebergs could provide cover in battle, or lead to a nasty scrape should you crash into one. Much like in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, you’ll be able to hop seamlessly from land to sea and back again, so be ready to explore but be wary of the wildlife.
“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 is being developed by Ubisoft Sofia, in collaboration with Ubisoft’s Singapore, Montreal, Quebec, Chengdu, Milan and Bucharest studios, and will release exclusively on Xbox 360 and PS3 on November 11 globally (November 12 for France).