Much focus, not all positive, has been placed on Ubisofts next-gen addition to the epic Assassin’s Creed series. But, the unique plotline behind Assassin’s Creed Rogue has many next-gen gamers wondering if there will be a port of the title to the new platforms.
While Assassin’s Creed Unity is set in Paris on the eve of the French Revolution, Rogue reels the player into 1751 North America. Rooted in the midst of the French and Indian war, the main protagonist offers a revolutionary appeal that sets, Shay Patrick Cormac, apart from his predecessors; he is an Assassin Hunter.
Following a grave mission that goes wretchedly wrong, Shay is betrayed by the Assassins who, surprise surprise, seek to end his life. Thwarted by his fellow brethren, Shay strikes up a mission to slay all those who deceived him.
Rogue offers a radical new experience to face the Assassin’s Creed universe from the perspective of a Templar. The move comes at a crucial phase in the series lifespan, as many begin to question the longevity of the Creed titles.
The dual nature of Shay’s character means that the player can utilise not only the deadly skills of the Master Assassin, but also those of the enemy. Never seen before weapons and skills such as Shay’s lethal air rifle may be equipped for both short and long range combat and an enhanced eagle vision can be used to spot hidden Assassins in crowds.
Rogue also boasts a diverse open world for exploration where three distinctive environments can be explored; including New York City which has been fully recreated as it existed in the 18th century.
The expansive Naval Playground that is the North Atlantic Ocean will provide a showcase for the games newly improved Naval Gameplay. Rogues builds on the award winning naval experience of Black Flag IV and will feature new enemy tactics and weapons such as a Puckle gun.
Whilst it is unknown if anything could ever bring down the Assassins series, Ubisoft has made one thing clear; Shay Patrick Cormac could bring down the Assassins.
Assassins Creed: Rogue is out November 14.
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