After a poor quality trailer leaked earlier today, Ubisoft has come forward and officially announced Assassin’s Creed Rogue, an upcoming game set in the Assassin’s Creed universe exclusive to the two last generation consoles that are still relevant.
In Assassin’s Creed Rogue, you play as Shay Patrick Cormac, an assassin who has - you’ve guessed it - gone rouge. This assassin-turned-Templar’s journey takes place during the 18th century, during the Seven Years’ War. During his travels, he will find himself in several North American locations, including the Appalachian River Valley, the North Atlantic, and even a “reimagined” New York - whatever that means.
According to Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed Rogue will bring the North American saga in the Assassin's Creed universe to a close, which began with “fan-favorite” Assassin’s Creed III and then continued on into Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The navel gameplay from Assassin's Creed III and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will also be making its return, as Cormac will use the high seas as his main form of transit.
After the "females are too hard to render" controversy, the last thing I was expecting Ubisoft to announce was another Assassin's Creed game featuring yet another generic, gruff-looking white guy - especially this soon, well before Assassin's Creed Unity has even come out.
While no release date has been announced, the recent leak implied that Assassin's Creed Rogue would be launching two weeks after Assassin’s Creed Unity on November 11. No PC version has been announced either, but more information will come to light in Game Informer’s September issue.