Shown at EGX 2014, the newest gameplay from ‘Assassin’s Creed Rogue’ shows off more of its Arctic-tinged open world. Outside of its gameplay, the biggest draw of this newest ‘Assassin’s Creed’ entry is the fact that it will be the first game in the franchise that will let you play as a member of the Templars, the infamous enemy faction that always stirs up conspiracies in the series.
‘Assassin’s Creed Rogue’ is set between 1752 and 1761 during the Seven Years’ War and has you playing as Shay Patrick Cormac; a disillusioned assassin who is betrayed and abandoned by the Brotherhood of Assassins after an assignment goes horribly wrong. Yearning for vengeance, Cormac offers up his services as an Assassin Hunter. What soon follows holds immense consequences for the future of the Brotherhood’s influence in the Americas.
Due to the new premise in ‘Assassin’s Creed Rogue,’ the game features Templar oriented missions such as ones where players must literally intercept assassination contracts in order to hunt down Assassins of the Brotherhood. Returning from ‘Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag’ is the open sea naval combat and exploration, which will be taking players to brand new North American locations such as the frozen North Atlantic and the Appalachian River Valley. There will also be brand new cities to travel to/parkour in such as Alabama, New York and Quebec.
As the connecting narrative bridge in between ‘Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed 3,’ ‘Assassin’s Creed Rogue’ promises to conclude the Colonial saga that the previous two games began. The game will also have ties to the upcoming ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ as well. However, to what extent Ubisoft is planning to connect the two is still unknown.
‘Assassin’s Creed Rogue’ will release exclusively for PS3 and Xbox 360 alongside ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ on November 11.