Assassin’s Creed Rogue gets a launch trailer

Publisher Ubisoft has released the launch trailer for its third and final entry in the North American saga of Assassin’s Creed – Assassin’s Creed Rogue. As you’d expect, this latest video once again focuses on Shay and his fallout with the Assassin order, in addition to joining the Templar order and starting to hunt-down his former brothers-in-arms. Assassin’s Creed Rogue also features a connection to his “big brother,” Assassin’s Creed Unity, although that has yet to be revealed.

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, 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, Assassin’s Creed Rogue 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.

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. A PC version has also been announced, and it’s scheduled for an early 2015 release.