One of two upcoming additions to the popular Assassin’s Creed franchise, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed Rogue was in development, and will serve as the sequel to 2013’s Black Flag.
Chronologically speaking, it is the prequel to Assassin’s Creed III. The game follows Shay Cormac, a former Assassin, whose desire for revenge leads him to join the Templars in the New World. Of course, Haytham Kenway makes a return, standing by the helm.
I was extremely pleased to see that Ubisoft had retained the naval gameplay element that had been present in the previous two games, and which proved much of the focus of the demo. Given the setting in the icy North Atlantic sea, it was a nice touch to see that you could ram the ice, breaking through it. And for those of us who love sailing on the open seas, Ubisoft’s even brought in a couple of new sea shanties for your enjoyment, beautifully performed by your crew of seafarers. (and admit it, you love belting out off-pitch renditions of the shanties)