Assassin’s Creed Rogue ventures to icy northern waters in November 2014

Assassin's Creed Rogue

In addition to the much-hyped Assassin’s Creed Unity, coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 29, Ubisoft will be taking the older consoles for at least one more spin with Assassin’s Creed Rogue (via Game Informer). The game follows an assassin who has betrayed the brotherhood and joined the Templars. It’s set between the events of Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, which serves to both round out the Kenway saga and set up the events of Unity.

The newly announced game’s protagonist is Shay Patrick Cormac, who turns against his allies to help the Templars hunt down his former brothers. Rogue will bring back the sailing mechanics introduced in AC3 and built on in Black Flag, but the setting this time is the icy waters of the northern Atlantic, extending to the Appalachian River Valley and a young New York. The action is set during the Seven Years’ War (known as the French and Indian War in North America), in which the major European powers fought for control over the colonies. War expenditures were a factor in the financial troubles that fed the fires of revolution in France, hinting at how Rogue ties to Unity.

Assassin’s Creed Rogue arrive on November 11 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Check out the cinematic trailer below while you wait for more details to be revealed in Game Informer’s September issue.