Yesterday, Ubisoft announced Assassin's Creed Rogue , the new title designed specifically for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
And now, as found in the new September issue of Game Informer, we've got a bunch of new details for the fresh adventure. Perhaps first on the list is the fact that Rogue will not offer a multiplayer component.
In contrast, the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Unity – set for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC – will feature four-player co-op. Well, we don't need the multiplayer if the campaign is good enough and with this franchise, that's usually the case. As for the rest of the pertinent details, check out GameSpot's rundown . Here are a few of our favorites:
— The story will tell how Shay left the Order to become a Templar; you will play "many" missions as an Assassin before reaching a point where Shay says, "This is wrong, and I have to do something about it."
— There is an "overt link" between Assassin's Creed Rogue and Assassin's Creed Unity, and it happens near the final moment of the game. "There is a tie-in," Ubisoft says about the games.
— Your ship is called the Morrigan; is smaller than Jackdaw from Black Flag because it needs to navigate rivers and narrow channels.
— Your vessel can be boarded by enemy forces, so you'll need to defend your crew to survive.
— You can also drop oil barrels into the water and light them on fire to keep people from following you.
— You can swim in the frigid waters, but you'll see the screen freezing up and your health going down if you stay in too long.
— Eagle vision has been enhanced, and now features a compass ring around your character, pointing out objects and shining red to indicate a threat.
— Being a Templar has its advantages, like better, more high-tech weapons (air rifle, grenade launcher, smoke grenades, etc.)
— New Assassin Interception feature lets you intercept assassination targets. "What if [the Templar] knows who the target is and wants to stop the Assassin? That's a question that we've answered with gameplay in Assassin's Creed Rogue," Ubisoft says.
— Assassin's Creed's III's Haytham Kenway makes an appearance.
Assassin's Creed Rogue will land on store shelves in North America on November 11.