Ubisoft announced its second Assassin’s Creed game this year, Assassins Creed Rogue, only for last gen consoles. This next venture takes place during the French and Indian War. You take the role of Shay Patrick Cormac who during the course of the story transforms from an Assassin to an Assassin hunting Templar. Shay has some unique weapons added to the game which are described below.
- Equip Shay’s deadly air rifle for both short and long range combat. Distract, eliminate, or confuse your enemies by using a variety of ammunition, including specialized bullets and grenades
- Protect yourself from hidden Assassins with your enhanced eagle vision. Use your vision to constantly assess your surroundings and detect Assassins hiding in the shadows, on rooftops, and in the crowds
Just like in Assassin’s Creed 4 ships and naval combat will be present. As Shay you travel the open world in your ship, The Morrigan, through the icy seas of the North Atlantic to the narrow waters of America’s river valleys. There’s even some new gameplay elements added.
- New enemy tactics: Defend yourself from Assassins as they attempt to board your ship and overthrow your crew. Fight them off quickly to avoid losing too many crew members.
- New weapons such as burning oil, which leaves a trail of fire behind to burn enemy ships, and the puckle gun, capable of delivering continuous machine-gun-like fire.
- An arctic world full of possibilities: Ram through ice sheets to discover hidden locations and use icebergs as cover during naval battles.
The French and Indian War time period is about a decade before the Revolutionary War in Assassin’s Creed 3 so it has me wondering if we will see Achilles Davenport, Conner’s assassin mentor, somewhere in the story. Assassins Creed Rogue releases on November 11, 2014 only on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This is kind of a let down for many who sold there only consoles to upgrade but there might be hope for PS4 players I’m predicting this could be available on PS Now sometime in the future. Check out some screenshots below and let us know what you think in the comments.