is an upcoming historical action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Sofia and published by Ubisoft. It is set to be released on November 11, 2014 for the... read more
is an upcoming historical action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Sofia and published by Ubisoft. It is set to be released on November 11, 2014 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
The game will be the eighth major installment in theAssassin's Creed series, and will act as a sequel to 2013's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag as well as containing ties to 2012'sAssassin's Creed III and 2014's Assassin's Creed Unity.
The story is set in the mid-18th century during the Seven Years' War, and follows Shay Cormac, an Assassin-turned-Templar. Gameplay in Rogue will be similar to that of Black Flag with a mixture of ship-based naval exploration and third-person land-based exploration.
Naval aspects from previous games will return with the player controlling Shay's ship, Morrígan. The Morrígan has a shallower draftcompared to Edward Kenway's Jackdaw from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, allowing for river travel. New features include new ship-based weapons such as releasing an oil slick which can then be ignited, machine gun-like cannons, and the ability for enemies to board the Morrígan during ship-to-ship combat. The arctic environment also features into naval gameplay. For combat, the game introduces an air rifle, which allows the player to silently take out enemies at a distance. The air rifle can be outfitted with a variety of different projectiles, such as firecrackers. The player can also use a grenade launcher, which fires off shrapnel grenades and other loads.
The main character of the game is Shay Patrick Cormac, a 21-year-old recruit to the Brotherhood of Assassins who grows disillusioned with their methods and their cause just as his career as an Assassin begins. He is eventually betrayed and abandoned by the Assassins after an assignment ends in disaster, and so turns to the Templar Order, offering his services as an Assassin Hunter. Given access to near-limitless resources, Cormac sets out to exact his revenge, with his actions having dire consequences for the future of the Brotherhood. Cormac has ties to the events that will occur in Assassin's Creed Unity.
Rogue is set between 1752 and 1761 during the Seven Years' War and will take place in various North American locations, including the frozen North Atlantic, the Appalachian River Valley, Alabama, New York and Quebec.
By March 2014, an Assassin's Creed game code-named "Comet", was revealed to be in development, set for release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. By the end of the month, additional reports indicated that "Comet" would be set around 1758 in New York. as well as feature sailing on the Atlantic Ocean. The game would be a direct sequel to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and would feature a Templar named Shay as the main protagonist. Haytham Kenway from Assassin's Creed III and Adewalé from Black Flag would also make appearances.
The game was officially announced on August 5, 2014, following a leak of the title. Game director Martin Capel described the game as finishing the series' "North American saga" and that the game was designed to accommodate specific fan requests, such as taking on the role of a Templar. The game is intended to "fill the gaps" of the story between Assassin's Creed III and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and has "a crucial link" to the events of the previous games. In addition to Ubisoft Sofia's work on the game, contributions are also being made by Ubisoft studios in Singapore, Montreal, Quebec, Chengdu, Milan and Bucharest.
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