It is now confirmed that Ubisoft plans to release one more ‘Assassin’s Creed’ game for the PS3 and the Xbox 360 sometime this Fall. This is said to conclude this era of ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and pave the way for ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’ coming out in October 28th of this year on the new generation systems Xbox One and PS4.
Any ‘Assassin’s Creed’ fan knows about the Order of the Assassins and what that means for each of the heroes in the games. The Assassins have been at war with the Templar for hundreds of years, and gamers know the Assassin’s side of the story from previous games. But what about the Templar? ‘Assassin’s Creed: Rogue’ delves into the Assassin’s long time enemy, the Templar. In fact, ‘Rogue’s’ main character is a Templar himself.
The game takes place between 1752 to 1761. For those of you who are rusty on their history, that time period was during the Seven Years’ War. This war’s main players were North America, Central America, Europe, India, the Philippines, and West Africa. The war was largely about territory and colonial dispute. The cover of the game shows the protagonist (or antagonist if you prefer) darkly posed in front of a large ship, which is located somewhere very cold and icy. The location is not confirmed, but best guess is that it could be located in Northern America.
The player will assume the role of Shay Patrick Cormac. The most interesting thing about Shay’s story is that he is a former Assassin. Through one means or another, Shay decides that what the Order isn’t doing the right thing, and decides to do something about it. Shay uses his skills her learned from the Order to hunt down those who he used to fight for.
But in this game, the hunter can also become the hunted. Since Shay went rogue, Assassins have now targeted their former comrade. Remember those tricks from the previous games used to kill targets? The enemies now have all of those tricks against Shay. The bright side is that players will be familiar to these strategies, which will hopefully help them anticipate an ambush. Also, the Templar own fancier gear as opposed to their adversaries.
Finally, the game will also have an exploration ship mode as well as ship-to-ship combat, which similar to ‘Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag.’ It is expected that there will be additional mechanics to the ships, and that combat and gear will be slightly different from ‘Black Flag.’
So will playing a rogue Assassin be all that different? Will it be for the better or worse? Wait until this Fall to find out!