Assassin's Creed Rogue Confirmed for Xbox 360 and PS3; Watch The First Trailer Now

You play an Assassin-turned-Templar named Shay Patrick Cormac; set in the middle of the 18th century during the Seven Years' War.

[UPDATE] Ubisoft has now formally announced Assassin's Creed Rogue. Below are some highlights.

  • Launching November 11 for Xbox 360 and PS3; no mention of PC was made in the announcement
  • Developed by Ubisoft Sofia in collaboration with Ubisoft offices in Singapore, Montreal, Quebec, Chengdu, Milan, and Bucharest
  • Set in the middle of the 18th century during the Seven Years' War
  • Players can explore various locations in North America, including the North Atlantic, the Appalachian River Valley, and New York
  • You play as a Templar named Shay Patrick Cormac
  • Completes the Assassin's Creed North American saga that began with Assassin's Creed III and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

The original story is below.

The rumors were right. Today, Ubisoft officially announced Assassin's Creed Rogue, a new game in the series coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this fall alongside Assassin's Creed Unity, which is launching only for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. You play an Assassin-turned-Templar named Shay Patrick Cormac, and you'll navigate a ship across the North Atlantic. Other locations include the Appalachian River Valley and a "reimagined" New York, according to the game's reveal announcement from Game Informer.

"Assassin's Creed Rogue is sort of the cornerstone of the Kenway trilogy," a Ubisoft designer says in Game Informer's video interview. "So Shay Patrick Cormac is an Assassin who will turn against his mentor and his brotherhood and join the Templar cause."

Assassin's Creed Rogue takes place during the Seven Years' War, and bridges the gap between Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed III. Though Assassin's Creed Rogue and Assassin's Creed Unity are set on different continents, it's possible that the storylines will indeed overlap. "The Seven Years' War is part of what lead to France's financial troubles, and it's hinted that Shay has even deeper ties to Unity," Game Informer writes.

No official release date for Assassin's Creed Rogue has been announced, but a previous report suggested it is launching November 11, which is a couple weeks after Assassin's Creed Unity. It is also unclear if a PC version of Assassin's Creed Rogue is in the works. We are following up with Ubisoft for more about the game and will update this story as new information becomes available.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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583 comments
mhj0808
mhj0808

Milking the series like a prized heifer I see, Ubisoft.

Jestersmiles
Jestersmiles

Are they going to be actual Assassinations in this Assassin Creed? 

hyksiu
hyksiu

I want moar! I am gonna play all the assassins creeds they throw at me cause its an amzing game.

Conscrumptured
Conscrumptured

2097, maybe my great-great-grandchlidren will enjoy the hell out of this game.

Uiltetwr
Uiltetwr

"Exclusive to Xbox 360 and Playstation 3" never before in my days have I heard those words before in a game trailer. However in all honesty assassins creed rogue seems like it has the much better story of the two AC games coming out, being a templar sounds like much more fun although i do hope there is little boat travel, traveling on  boat become very tedious too quickly in AC4 i'd much prefer riding on a horse or running, Annnnnnnnd Altairs outfit?!?!?!? Ubisoft u have me sold, throw in a bit of Haythem cameo and I am sold, although I miss the days of when Assassin's creed announce trailers sent chills down my spine in excitement for desmonds next adventure the way AC revelations and brotherhood did but now the franchise has become something else that has nothing to do with a creed, at first it was about piece of eden and the creed, then it was about aliens and saving the world, and now its about sailing ships and random shit that neglects pretty much everything else

tomouse84
tomouse84

Imagine if the Assassins Creed team concentrated on making only one game every couple of years... I bet they would develop something pretty awesome. They need to calm down with their release schedule a bit..

techs3ek
techs3ek

Assassin's Creed's creed! ... UBISOFT has a factory that in side it has machines called called assassin's creed making machines similar to those of COD only faster! 

Armyboy5
Armyboy5

WHAT! this is ridiculous, why is it coming out now and why is it coming out to inferior gaming machines?


I don't understand you

rol3xx
rol3xx

dang it! looks so amazing! maybe it will come out on pc later like Liberation did

bezza2011
bezza2011

Not being funny but why is the PS3/360 game looking so much more interesting than the PS4/X1 game. 

Daelusca
Daelusca

Sweet lord, October and November are crammed!!! Might have to chew up my vacay time. Unfortunate that the adventure/ RPG games have been so infrequent this year.


...but Risen 3 comes out next week...I know not a lot of people play the series, but if you are into RPG's it is pretty good....sure, the frame rate issue in #1 made the game damn near unplayable, but once you get past that (note, it never gets better you just get accustomed to it), some of the elements of the game are brilliant...#2 was meh, but meh would have been welcomed so far in 2014!

-Unreal-
-Unreal-

They'll release the last gen version then rehash it in 'remastered' form for the new consoles and PC so they can make extra money.

RC-Sev
RC-Sev

He follows his own code? That doesn't sound good at all.

ProdjectAUSM
ProdjectAUSM

I would be mad about the annual releases, but with #4 someone smacked them across the face, and somewhere along the lines it got through that they need to do something different. It's a wait and see, and hopefully they don't fall into the clone routine again, with this time following the Blackflag formula

hellzicke
hellzicke

so not one, not two...but THREE Assassin Creeds in less than one year? EA, step aside....

KillzoneSnake
KillzoneSnake

Ubi will continue to milk this hard, people keep buying asscreed and i dont know why lol.

rskueem
rskueem

I'm excited for both. AC has always been a favorite of mine. Though lost interest in series due to AC 3, but ACIV: Black Flag delivered the best ship combat experience and Golden Age of Piracy period video games have ever seen.

shermenz
shermenz

So... when will Assassin's creed house party: Deluxe edition be released?

chieflion
chieflion

lol two ac games within a month. That's a new record for them.

this is no insult


im damn ready for this shit.

Love the red and black. long live the order #templarlife

Dark_Rage
Dark_Rage

This .. is getting out of hand. Ubisoft is becoming as greedy as a bear seeing honey in a forest.

Dragerdeifrit
Dragerdeifrit

2 and 4 are the only good ones. botherhood was "decent", don't know about Unity, but Rogue will be a reskined Blackflag... 

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Great I have to go reserve it tomorrow

MANBEARTAR
MANBEARTAR

Is it just me or did that trailer seem thrown together in like 10 minutes.  I like AC, but that trailer was just...just bad.  Especially for an AC game, the trailers are usually pretty well made.

mastertien123
mastertien123

*Read a bunch of comments* I have to say : They can milk franchises to one a month for all i care , if it's a still a good game and i still like it then i'll play it and i'm pretty sure that most people likes playing good games . 

mymomma69
mymomma69

ya lol people keep complaining about ubisoft milking ac but that doesnt change the fact its still an awesome game

phoenix1289
phoenix1289

@tomouse84 The assassin's creed games get around 2-3 years of dev time each. They release one a year because Ubisoft has different teams working on each game. They aren't rushing them out they just have concurrent dev cycles.

kvan33
kvan33

@Armyboy5 Because releasing a new AC game is like printing money. Until gamers stop buying the annual releases you can expect this to continue.

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

@rol3xx It will be out on PC . I won't be surprised if Enhanced version of it is made available on PS4 , X1 and PC , next year . Right now they won't effect sales of Assassin's Creed Unity by releasing it on current gen platforms . Simple is that .

Armyboy5
Armyboy5

@bezza2011 Dude you're comparing a CGI to a real gaming engine in AC unity

Jestersmiles
Jestersmiles

@rskueem  "ACIV: Black Flag delivered the best ship combat experience"


sure it did, sure it did......-_-

rskueem
rskueem

There was a period where the Templars almost wiped out the whole brotherhood in the colonies, leaving Achilles as the last one. In 1735, Edward Kenway killed by mercenaries/Templars, so AC Rogue protagonist Shay Patrick Cormac might be one of them. His accent sounds like Northern Irish to me. AC Rogue takes place during the French and Indian war/ Seven Years' War (1754-1763), the last major conflict before the French Revolution, when Haytham came to America(beginning of AC3). So maybe we're going to meet Achilles and Haytham again. Who knows? Maybe even Connor and Edward. Ubisoft didn't explain Connor's death, I want to see how he died.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@Dragerdeifrit The first game remains the best one, because it's still the only one that was actually about assassinating people, not playing Forrest Gump to history.

Ayzed
Ayzed

@Dragerdeifrit I'm 100% ok with that, blag flag was not bad at all, I get the feeling it will be like black flag's gameplay in 3's setting. and you play as an assassin of assassins, that's f*cking badass when you think about it

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@saturatedbutter No, 75% more chasing animals in the woods and building houses.  80% more fluttering notebook pages and pointless flag collecting.


25% more completely out of place tower defense sections.

kvan33
kvan33

@g1rldraco7 Afraid you won't be able to find a copy on the release date?

mastertien123
mastertien123

@MANBEARTAR   I watched the leaked trailer and i thought Ubisoft is not ready to release the trailer . The leaked stuffs forced Ubi to announce the game sooner than they've planned hence the terrible trailer . But that just me thinking .

Navardo95
Navardo95

@Armyboy5 @bezza2011 This comment shows the sad state of the gaming community.....now the "Graphics" are the prime factor for defining a "good" game and whenever someone says one game is looking much more interesting than the other,people believe its the graphics which is the main factor behind the reasoning and never once care to think about that the person might be referring to the gameplay... *sigh*

noladem504
noladem504

@Armyboy5 @bezza2011 I am pretty sure he was talking about the content...not the graphics. I am in total agreement with in on that btw. 

mymomma69
mymomma69

I agree too. Paris just seems so bland and arno looks like the next connor, one sided.

I think exploring the north atlantic as a complex irish templar will be much more enjoyable

noladem504
noladem504

@RC-Sev @C0v3rtUnis0l I am pretty sure the templars dont have 'principles' anything like the Assassins' 'creed'. The Templars have only an endgame which is to be secured by any means necessary for the 'greater good'. They pretty much live by, "the ends justify the means". 

C0v3rtUnis0l
C0v3rtUnis0l

@RC-Sev @C0v3rtUnis0l My take is that he got betrayed by the assassins and started exacting his revenge for personal reasons rather than taking revenge by siding with the Templars. I think the story will reveal as to how he slowly turns towards the templar side but initially having a peronal vendetta against the assassins.