In Unity, you’ll be teaming with them; in Rogue, you’ll be playing as one. Meet Shay Patrick Cormac, Templar and killer of Assassins.
Leaked out not all that long ago, this announcement would more than likely have been toddling along very soon now anyway. However it came out though, Assassin’s Creed Rogue is the previously unannounced ‘last-gen’ AC title that’s been in development.
Crafted by Ubisoft Sofia (with a little help from Ubisoft’s Singapore, Montreal, Quebec, Chengdu, Milan and Bucharest), Rogue takes place in the 18th century and in the midst of the Seven Years War. You’ll mostly be playing in the North Atlantic region, including locations not seen before in the series (Appalachian River Valley and New York), and you’ll be playing as Cormac, an Assassin who was betrayed by the order. As you might imagine, that didn’t leave him with good thoughts about hooded killers in white.
As for why the change in motivations for their usual leading men, Ubisoft says it’s because you the fans asked for it.
“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, Ubisoft Sofia. “Assassin’s Creed Rogue completes the North American saga started with Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and gives previous generation console owners an exclusive opportunity to experience fan-requested features, such as playing as a Templar.”
Ubi is promising a brand new ship to pilot, called the Morrigan, as well as a bunch of new toys to take down Assassins with. Presumably most of those will be of the shabby and shooty kind. There’ll be plenty more to come about Assassin’s Creed Rogue before it officially launches for the Xbox 360 and PS3 on November 11th, but we do know that there’s a Collector’s Edition available that you can pre-order right now by clicking here.