After many rumors, speculation, leaks, and nearly complete radio silence from Ubisoft, the developer today revealed a cinematic trailer for Assassin's Creed Rogue, an all-new game in the hit franchise. As Unity, their other Fall 2014 release is exclusive to the new generation of consoles, the PS4 and Xbox One, so Rogue is exclusive to PS3 and Xbox 360, giving holdouts a new edition of the franchise.
The game was originally rumored as codename "Assassin's Creed Comet." The previous generation exclusivity and continued use of ships and naval battles (as indicated on the cover to your right) that were once rumors are now confirmed.
The reveal trailer was cinematic only, but does say a lot about the game. Thanks to an accompanying press release, we know even more.
Assassin's Creed Rogue will hit shelves on November 11, and is meant to "complete the North American saga," said game director Martin Capel. While the game's protagonist Shay Patrick Cormac looks at first like another Assassin, it turns out he's a former one - now working for the Templars as a hunter. Think Darth Vader's relationship to the Jedi and you have a decent comparison. It's the first time that the main protagonist of an Assassin's Creed game has been a Templar agent, though gamers have experienced small missions as one.
The game will include naval battles similar to the last two chapters of the series, something that will not be in Unity. The game takes place during the mid-18th Century, during the Seven Years War. Players will explore the North Atlantic, the Appalachian River Valley, and New York in the game, as well.
Check out more screenshots below.