Let me have the esteemed pleasure of introducing Assassin's Creed Rogue's protagonist, Shay Patrick Cormac -- a Templar. Shay is one brutal bastard, who will spend the hours of Assassin's Creed Rogue plotting his revenge against a Brotherhood that betrayed him. Yes, Shay was once an Assassin, but now more. Developed in collaboration between, well, almost all of Ubisoft's studios, Assassin's Creed Rogue is coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation on November 11.
Rogue will take place on North America during the Seven Years' War or more commonly known as the French and Indian War in the United States, taking place between 1754 and 1763. Considering the breadth of the war, it's no surprise that Shay will be traveling all across the continent. Currently revealed locations include the North Atlantic, the Appalachian River Valley and New York.
Speaking of the North Atlantic, Assassin's Creed Rogue's announcement trailer does a great job of showing just how far Shay will go to get his revenge. It also shows just how callous and cruel he can be. A scar running down the right side of his face, Shay pulls a gun from his back to kill the injured Assassin. Yet he does this only after walking up to the bleeding man, showing the dead man his face and refusing to offer him help. Blood chilling.
It's odd to say that an Assassin's Creed game's story seems the most intriguing portion of a title. With Rogue returning to North America and set during a rather mundane war (in the grand scale of these things) it's tough to be too excited for anything else, however. At least the boats will be returning. I expect we'll be begging to return to the Carribean after taking a tour of the North Atlantic, though.
Assassin's Creed Rogue will be released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 starting November 11. If you'd have preferred it on next-gen consoles, then let me tell you about a little game called Assassin's Creed Unity. In all seriousness, if you want Rogue on PS4 then make it successful and Ubisoft will be forced to do an HD Remaster, right?