Ubisoft announces Assassin’s Creed Rogue for last-gen

We’ve been waiting for Ubisoft to show off their final Assassin’s Creed for last-gen systems, and it looks like this is it.

That stubble.
That stubble.

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this November, skipping a PC release altogether. The team at Ubisoft Sofia developed the title, alongside Ubisoft Singapore, Montreal, Quebec, Chengdu, Milan, and Bucharest, according to a press release from the French company. It is clear by the number of hands on the project that just because it is a last-gen game doesn’t mean it gets a last-gen treatment.

Unlike Assassin’s Creed Unity, also due out this holiday season, Rogue focuses on the 18th century during the Seven Years War. The player controls Shay Patrick Cormac, a Templar who betrays the brotherhood and becomes a hunter of once-fellow Assassins.

There will be naval components from previous Assassin’s Creed games, as Rogue takes place partially over the frozen North Atlantic and Appalachian River Valley, which should make for some more beautifully rendered water scenes.

With two Assassin’s Creed games coming out this year, each for a different generation of consoles, this may be the perfect test to compare late-generation Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games to early-generation Xbox One and PlayStation 4 games, respectively.

Assassin’s Creed Rogue hits PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 11th, while Assassin’s Creed Unity will launch two weeks earlier, on October 28th, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.