Publisher Ubisoft has released a new trailer for its upcoming last generation exclusive third-person open-world action/adventure title, Assassin’s Creed Rogue. This latest video delves into protagonist Shay’s life before joining the Templar order, meaning it shows us his interactions with the Assassin order. As a bonus, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s Adéwalé also makes an official appearance. Finally, through the game’s latest trailer, Ubisoft has also confirmed a PC version is planned for early 2015.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue takes place in the mid-18th century during the Seven Years’ War, and follows Shay Patrick Cormac, an assassin-turned-templar. Shay is eventually betrayed and abandoned by the assassins after an assignment ends in disaster (as can been seen above, the disaster results in a complete massacre), and so turns to the templar order, offering his services as an assassin-hunter. Given access to near-limitless resources, Shay sets out to exact his revenge, with his actions having dire consequences for the future of the brotherhood. Gameplay in Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be similar to that of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, with a mixture of ship-based naval exploration and third-person land-based exploration. Additionally, familiar characters like Assassin’s Creed III’s Achilles Davenport or Haytham Kenway will also make a return.
For combat, the game introduces an air-rifle, which allows the player to silently take out enemies at a distance. The air-rifle can be outfitted with a variety of different projectiles, such as firecrackers. The player can also use a grenade launcher, which fires off shrapnel-grenades and other loads. Enemy assassins feature archetypes similar to previous games, using skills that players have been using since the original game; they can hide in bushes, blend in with crowds, and perform air attacks against the player.
Last month, a supposed PC version of Assassin’s Creed Rogue had appeared on Uplay’s Rewards page, although the publisher has not commented on said event. Nevertheless – for now – Assassin’s Creed Rogue launches on November 11th in North America and November 13th in all PAL regions, on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.