The Assassin’s Creed series has transported us throughout history, taking us to the the Third Crusade, Renaissance Italy, the American Revolution, and the colonial Caribbean, among many other times and locales. The franchise has also grown into a juggernaut over the past seven years, with annual releases keeping the enthusiasm alive. Over the past four years, Ubisoft has been working on Assassin’s Creed Unity, its vision for the franchise on new-gen consoles.
The only other entry to have this long of a development cycle was the first game. While Ubisoft is looking forward, it hasn’t forgotten the past. Not only has it gone back to the series’ roots to reinvent it for the new generation, but it’s also filling a hole in its history and storyline with one final last-gen surprise: Assassin’s Creed Rogue. This month, we examine both games and the future of the franchise in an exciting double feature with two unique covers.
Rogue places fans in the shoes of a Templar, controlling former Assassin-turned-Templar Shay Patrick Cormac. Employing the popular naval gameplay from Black Flag, you navigate a ship across the frigid North Atlantic. Other locales you visit include the Appalachian River Valley and a reimagined New York. Shay is an assassin hunter who has to be even more clever to outsmart his sneaky foes.