Shortly after being leaked through unofficial channels, publisher Ubisoft confirmed today that Assassin’s Creed Rogue will hit Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this November shortly after the current-generation sequel, Assassin’s Creed Unity. Ubisoft also released, officially, the game’s first cinematic pre-rendered trailer featuring protagonist Shay Cormac.
Though it will debut alongside Assassin’s Creed Unity for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Assassin’s Creed Rogue is a completely different game. Featuring a story that takes place during the Seven Years’ War, Rogue puts players in control of a former Assassin who has since switched allegiances and joined up with the Templars.
Rogue’s gameplay will revisit the naval combat mechanics previously featured in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, and its story spans an 18th-century New York, the Appalachian River Valley, and the North Atlantic Ocean. Rogue’s narrative serves to bridge the gap that separates Assassin’s Creed 3 and Black Flag.
Rogue is being developed by seven Ubisoft studios. Ubisoft Sofia is leading, working with Ubisoft’s Singapore, Montreal, Quebec, Chengdu, Milan and Bucharest studios. The game will be released Nov. 11, two weeks after Assassin’s Creed: Unity comes to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.