Ubisoft has released two new videos for Assassin’s Creed: Rogue. The PS3 and Xbox 360 exclusive looks to be sticking to what made Assassin’s Creed: Black flag so popular. Although you’re now playing as a Templar, you’ll still have a ship to cruise the seas. New York City, The American River Valley and The North Atlantic Ocean are the three areas which you can explore. The two videos come from the Ubisoft Booth at this years Gamescom.
The first is a look at the naval side of the game. A wide panning shot gives us a good idea of the layout and environment. The snow capped mountains and icebergs will probably mean swimming is a no-go in this area. Haythem Kenway (Connor’s father from AC3) makes an appearance at the start with news that we’ll meet some more familiar faces along the way.
Your ship ‘the Morrigan’ is one of the most advanced ships on the seas. A new set of offence and defensive weapons including a retro machine gun can be fitted to the Morrigan. Unlike the Jackdawn of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black flag, the Morrigan has much more manoeuvrability. Breaking through sheet ice, rescuing prisoners of war and hunting narwhals looks like great fun come November. Check out the full naval combat video below.
The second video is all about rooftops and stealth. The gameplay takes place in River Valley, as Shay takes over a gang hideout. As we progress through the mission we see some of the new weapons at our disposal. The air rifle and grenade launcher looks especially fun to use. Its all very familiar until we get to the target, an Assassin. In previous games we were the assassin, now chasing one down and having to deal with all the assassin tricks should be a welcome change to the formula. Check out the full River Valley Land combat video below.
Its good to see that Ubisoft hasn’t completely dropped the older consoles. Although Assassin’s Creed: Rogue may not be that much of a change from Blackflag but PS3 and Xbox360 owners will get to take one last voyage.