A couple of months ago when images of Assassins Creed: Unity were being leaked, another game project entitled ‘Comet’ was rumored to be in production by Ubisoft. From tales that it would be a follow up to Black Flag/ACIII prequel to the idea that it would be a last gen game, many saw this as just wishful thinking. Fuel was added to the fire when a Swiss company last week listed a game called ‘Rogue’ as a ‘pre-order’ before promptly taking it down.Now thanks to a new trailer released by Ubisoft today, we can now confirm that all of these leaks were in fact true – and talking about the same thing.
As previously reported, Assassins Creed: Rogue will follow an Assassins turned Templar named Shay Patrick Cormac living in 1758 New York. This is the time of the Seven Year War, which we saw some moments of during the early stages of Assassins Creed III. The Seven Years War also served as one of the catalysts of the French Revolution, the setting for Assassins Creed: Unity.
Shay will captain a ship known as the Morrigan – which fits with his apparent Celtic background – and will sail the waters of the Eastern seabord all the way up to the icy North Atlantic. Since Assassins Creed: Unity will bring us back to the day of pure city and catacomb exploration, Rogue will serve as the continuation for those who feel in love with exploring the open seas in Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag.
Continuity & Character Cameos:
As we saw in Assassins Creed Iv: Black Flag, the Assassin presence was booming in the new world. Though when we originally met them in Assassins Creed III, the Assassins were close to becoming extinct in the colonies. So what happened? The answer to this question will be explored within Assassins Creed: Rogue as we follow Shay on his dark path to turn against and hunt down the Brotherhood.
As you can assume – and was previously reported – Haytham Kenway will be making a few appearances in the game due to his involvement with the Seven Year war; but he won’t be the only one. Assassins Creed: Rogue is also rumored to tie into Black Flag and Freedom Cry with Edward Kenway’s first mate Adewale, who will play a major role in the game. I’m also willing to bet Achilles Davenport – Connor Kenways mentor in ACIII – will be making an appearance as well.
Assassins Creed: Rogue will explain how the once powerful Assassin Brotherhood fell in the American colonies. This can even be seen in the logo for this game. The Assassin insignia is cracking and partly shattered. Assassins Creed: Rogue will be released for the PS3 and XBox November 11th, two weeks after Assassins Creed: Unity hits the PS4. Stay tuned for more details.