Ubisoft has confirmed the impending arrival of an Assassin’s Creed title for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Assassin’s Creed Rogue will hit shelves Nov. 11.
The game unfolds during the Seven Years’ War in the mid-18th century; and according to Game Informer, it provides a “crucial link to the Kenway saga,” while serving as a bridge between AC4: Black Flag and AC3. Players will play as Assassin-turned-Templar Shay Patrick Cormac, who left the brotherhood following a betrayal. He now sails the seas looking for retribution aboard a ship called the Morrigan. As a Templar, he’s working with British forces to disrupt France’s domination and influence over the assassins—which means you’ll finally see what it’s like on the other side.
“In previous games you were performing all the assassinations. Now we’ve developed characters that can assassinate you,” the game’s director Martin Capel told Polygon at Gamescom. “You can use sleep grenades or berserk grenades on animals and citizens. This is the Templar’s way. You’re not following the creed anymore, so you don’t get this message when you kill civilians saying, ‘Your ancestors didn’t kill civilians.’ You can do it. The Templar approach is very much ‘the ends justify the means.'”
As if assassinating assassins isn’t hard enough, Capel also revealed they have created characters specifically to make your mission extremely difficult. “We’ve created a whole new set of character types to do to you what you did to others. The assassins are really strong in combat; they’ll use smoke, they’ll use pistols, they’ll shoot at powder kegs in the environment, they’ll try to hide and, if they hit you, they do a lot of damage,” he said.
Rogue will also explore new territories, including the Appalachian River Valley, the North Atlantic and New York City. But the game will not have multiplayer when it launches, and it’s unclear whether the developer plans to add it in the future. It’ll be the first title to hit the market without a multiplayer mode since 2009’s AC2.
A PC version of Rogue has not been announced; but PC gamers will be able to acquire another Assassin’s Creed title coming out this fall. Unity will arrive Oct. 28 for XBO, PS4 and PC.
Pre-ordering the title through popular retailers like Amazon and GameStop will net players “The Ultimate Hunter Pack,” which includes Templar weapons and a fort-raiding exercise called “The Siege of Fort de Sable Mission.”
Check out the gameplay trailer for Assassin’s Creed Rogue below.
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