One day after the game's official announcement, tons of Assassin's Creed Rogue details have emerged, perhaps the most interesting of which is that the game has no multiplayer. It is a single-player-only game, according to the extensive preview of the game from the September issue of Game Informer.
Assassin's Creed Rogue becomes the first Assassin's Creed game to leave out multiplayer since 2009's Assassin's Creed II. However, this year's other Assassin's Creed game--Assassin's Creed Unity for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC--does include multiplayer in the form of four-player co-op.
Game Informer's Assassin's Creed Rogue coverage includes loads of other details about the game, which we have rounded up and listed below. You can buy the September issue of Game Informer right here.
- Launching November 11 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Asked if the game is also coming to PC or Wii U, a Ubisoft representative said, "Nothing more to share."
- The main character is Shay Patrick Cormac, an Assassin-turned-Templar
- 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."
- Ubisoft won't say what that pivotal moment is, but Shay has a scar that suggests he has undergone more than just emotional distress
- Set between 1752 and 1761 during Seven Years' War, also known as the French and Indian War
- 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
- It has a significant naval component, which builds off Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
- 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 will spend your time at land and sea throughout the Eastern part of North America
- The Morrigan is outfitted with Puckle guns, which are prototype machine guns
- You can also drop oil barrels into the water and light them on fire to keep people from following you
- You'll need to avoid icebergs when in your boat, but you can also use them for cover in battle
- 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
- New weapons include an air rifle, grenade launcher, and smoke grenades
- You can distract guards with a firecracker gun and cover your face with a bandana to protect yourself from poisonous gasses
- 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
- You can hunt polar bears and narwhals
- Assassin's Creed Rogue completes the North American trilogy of Assassin's Creed III and Black Flag
- Assassin's Creed's III's Haytham Kenway makes an appearance
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