Ubisoft is churning out new "Assassin's Creed" titles like nobody's business. A new installment to the company's flagship franchise was just announced and confirmed today. Titled "Assassin's Creed Rogue," players will continue the American saga, started with "Assassin's Creed III," and take it further by filling the boots of Shay, an assassin turned Templar who is now tracking down and killing those he once called "brother."
The announcement comes prior to the release of "Assassin's Creed Unity," which Ubisoft is currently touting as the next chapter in the franchise. "Unity" is scheduled to hit shelves later this year for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and will not be coming to last-generation consoles. Ubisoft hopes the game will prevent owners of those last-gen platforms (i.e. Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3) from feeling neglected.
“We know that there are many Assassin’s Creed fans with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles who want to get their hands on a new Assassin’s Creed game this year,” says Martin Capel, game director for Ubisoft Sofia.
These comments were echoed by GameStop's senior vice president of merchandising, Bob Puzon, who said, “'Assassin’s Creed Rogue' on Xbox 360 and PS3 lets GameStop bring spectacular gameplay to our previous-generation customers."
"Rogue" is scheduled for a November 11 release, and more details are likely to emerge over the next couple of months. In the meantime, check out the official cinematic trailer and screenshots released this afternoon.