UPDATE: Official trailer and first official screens released
The first footage has leaked of an Assassin’s Creed Rogue trailer, confirming not only that the game exists but also that it will be releasing exclusively on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 11th.
Ubisoft HQ is leakier than the Jackdaw after a few rounds with El Impoluto, with this latest trailer appearing to confirm that Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be following in the piratical footsteps of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, allowing you to commandeer a ship once more as you plunder the American coastline.
Originally known under the codename Assassin’s Creed Comet, Assassin’s Creed Rogue will have players buccaneering up and down the Atlantic Coast as a Templar sailor. Most intriguing of all is the sight of icebergs, suggesting Assassin’s Creed Rogue might well take in the chilly northern expanse of water off the coast of Canada.
UPDATE: Developed by Ubisoft Sofia, Assassin's Creed Rogue takes place in 18th century Americas, during the Seven Years war. In a dramatic shift fro the series players will be able to explore the frozen North Atlantic, the Appalachian River Valley, and of course New York.
Taking on the role of Shay Patrick Cormack, a Templar, the player suffers a betrayal from the brotherhood and becomes and Assassin hunter out for revenge. Sea battles are back once more, with players getting to grips with the ship Morrigan, in hectic sea battles.
"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 "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."
Of course Assassin’s Creed Rogue isn’t the only AC game arriving this year, with Assassin’s Creed Unity arriving just two weeks before on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Unity will be the fully-fledged sequel and is running on an all-new version of the AnvilNext engine, capable of rendering crowds with thousands of people.
PC-only gamers, how do you feel about potentially missing out on a key part of Assassin’s Creed lore? Do you expect this, like Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD, to arrive on PC at some time in the future? Charter a course for comments section and let us know!