Ubisoft released a video briefly interviewing Assassin's Creed Rogue producer Ivan Balabanov.
In previous Assassin's Creeds, you've almost always played a character standing on a slippery slope between the good guys and bad guys. Altair in the original Assassin's Creed was stripped of rank right from the beginning because he wouldn't stop murdering innocent people. Even the main character from Black Flag, Edward Kenway, was a straight up pirate and Assassin impersonator.
So, it's not completely alien territory when, in Assassin's Creed Rogue, we step into the parkouring boots of another antihero, Shay Cormac. Cormac is an Assassin-turned-Templar with a mighty big chip on his shoulder. His story, taking place during the French and Indian War (1754–1763) in the United States, will serve as a victory lap of the most celebrated features from the most recent games in the series.
There will be naval combat. There will be wilderness exploration. And there will be plenty of stabbing of those goody-two-shoes Assassins. All I know is, Cormac better know a good sea shanty or two. Otherwise, it's going to be a long trip around the game's three main locations: New York, the River Valley, and the North Atlantic.
Assassin's Creed Rogue launches on November 11 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.