Ubisoft have certainly kept their promise of delivering a truly amazing and unique Assassin’s Creed experience for those still playing on previous generation consoles. That is if this latest story trailer is anything to go by.
Shay Patrick Cormac is 21 years of age and his life as an Assassin has only just begun. Shortly into his initiation the Assassin’s methods leave Shay disillusioned, so much so that he betrays the guild and joins the ranks of the Templars, the Assassin’s archenemy.
Ubisoft has dabbled with the idea of playing as a templar before, when you play as Connor’s father in Assassin’s Creed III, but this time players are forced to question the very ethos of the Assassins Guild. Assassin’s Creed Unity (exclusive to next-gen) also intends to blur the lines of right and wrong, good and evil, assassin and templar, by having Arno (the main protagonist) potentially fall in love with a Templar.
Ubisoft appear to be exploring darker avenues with more grey areas. Many who are in the thick of war, a war that has lasted a long time, often fail to recall the reasons they were fighting in the first place and that the motives change over time. This choice of almost vilifying the Assassins seems to fit with this theme.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue is seen as the direct sequel to Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, but will also have ties to Assassin’s Creed 3 and Unity. Rogue will also expand on the naval system prevalent in Black Flag by introducing new weapons and tactics such as releasing oil into the waters than can be ignited, Puckle Guns and boarding ships.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue hits shelves from the 14th of November for Xbox 360 & PS3. The game will also be available on PC sometime early in 2015.