Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is one of the games Ubisoft will be releasing in conjunction with Assassin’s Creed: Unity, but unlike Unity will not be set in the French Revolution.
Instead it will be set in North America during the 18th century. It a scene of chaos and violence due to the French/Indian war which engulfed the region. The war happened only years before the revolutionary war that would forever shape the continent.
A member of the Assassins Brotherhood named Shay Patrick Cormac, goes through a transformation that will forever change him, what he believes in and will change the brotherhood position and the northern colonies for years to come. After what seems to be a simple mission ends with a tragedy, Shay turns his back on his former brothers and leaves the brotherhood.
The problem with that being that no-one betrays the assassins and in turn they mark him for death.
Rogue has the feel that it will take players into a much more intense and darker experience than previous games have seemed to show. For the first time, you follow your own creed instead of following one.
Which will set you off on a voyage through Northern America, which will be set in locations such as New York City, Quebec, Alabama as well as the North Atlantic with the overall goal of destroying the brotherhood until nothing is left but ashes.
This is the newest of perspective for the Assassin’s Creed Series. Being able to play as a Templar, it will be certainly interesting to see how this will be presented to the player. Will we reason with the long-time enemy after seeing their side of the story?
Naval combat that started in Assassin’s Creed III – and was greatly improved within Assassin’s Creed: IV – will now be improved yet again, as a fan of Black Flag I cannot wait until this game is released. This new addition will give new weapons on the ground as well as the water to fight the Assassins. Including Shay’s own ship called The Morrigan.
A new addition to naval combat being that Assassin allied ships will ram into your ship and try to board the ship, when this happens you have to complete the objectives given quickly or else the enemy could severely reduce the number of crew on your vessel.
Some of the new naval weapons that you will be able to use: Such as the Puckle gun, which has been described as an Machine gun from that era. Another weapon being Burning oil, leave a trail behind your ship and as enemies sail into it. It deals slow be destructive damage to the enemy.
Another new tactic to consider while in a naval battle is to use passing icebergs as cover from ships firing at you.
After the battle is done, use the ships ram to go through sheets of ice to discover hidden locations previously unseen.
Use the new air rifle for multiple types and range of combat. being able to kill, draw away or even puzzle enemies thanks to a selection of ammunition. As well the enhanced eagle vision Shay possess he is able to keep vigilant against assassins trying to end his life, being able to see enemies where they hide in stealth zones such as crowds, tree’s or obstructed corners.
If you buy this game it will show you the grizzly and dark path that Shay walked down after leaving the brotherhood as a respectable and skilled assassin, to a dark and focused Templar wanting to kill his former brothers.
Rogue and Unity release along-side each other on November 11th so be prepared.
I believe Rogue could be a visually stunning experience and I would be prepared to buy the game thanks to that.