If you love Assassin’s Creed but have yet to purchase a new system in preparation for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, fear not: Ubisoft has announced a second, completely separate entry in the series exclusively for last-generation platforms.
Titled Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, the game follows the story of Shay Patrick Cormac, an Assassin who eventually defects to the Templars, the primary antagonists of the series. Shay sets on a journey in the North Atlantic during the Seven Years War to eliminate the Assassins’ presence in North America, traveling to places such as New York (Also featured in 2012’s Assassin’s Creed III) and the Appalachian River Valley. Rogue‘s story is said to link to Unity‘s while also being a “crucial link” to the Kenway saga, which includes Assassin’s Creed III and last year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. As a part of the saga, Rogue includes the favorably praised naval mechanics seen in the previous games. The game’s debut trailer can be viewed above.
Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is in development primarily at Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation studio Ubisoft Sofia, and has a release date of November 11, 2014, roughly a month after the launch of Assassin’s Creed: Unity. While Unity will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC, Rogue has only been announced for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.