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All Articles: Assassin’s Creed: Rogue
It’s easy to forget about Assassin’s Creed: Rogue. Originally released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2014 as a previous-generation alternative to Assassin’s Creed: Unity, many fans bypassed Rogue in favor of the newest PS4/Xbox One entry in the series. But now Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is back.
Yesterday, Ubisoft announced plans to release Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Remastered for the PS4 and Xbox One on March 20. Rogue Remastered will include a graphical upgrade (1080p on PS4/Xbox One and 4K on PS4 Pro/Xbox One X), as well as all of the game’s downloadable content (The Armor of Sir Gunn Quest and The Siege of Fort de Sable expansions, the Master Templar Pack, and the Explorer Pack).
Created by Ubisoft Sofia, the studio that developed the original Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, this remaster further enriches the franchise’s current-gen catalog. Thanks to higher resolution, improved environment rendering, visual effects and textures, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Remastered will offer an even more beautiful and immersive gaming experience that invites fans of the series and new players alike to discover or rediscover Shay’s adventures in 18th-century North America.
Assassin’s Creed: Rogue tells the unique story of Shay Patrick Cormac, a fearless young member of the Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood who undergoes a dark and slow transformation from an Assassin to a grim and committed Templar who hunts down his former brothers. Players’ journeys will take them from beautiful New York City to the Wild River Valley and icy cold waters of the North Atlantic.
The first trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Remastered has been embedded above.
With Assassin’s Creed: Unity bypassing the PS3 and Xbox 360, Ubisoft threw previous-generation gamers a bone with the release of Assassin’s Creed: Rogue last year. Today, the prolific publisher has confirmed that the game will also be available on the PC beginning March 10.
Developed by Ubisoft Kiev, the PC port of Assassin’s Creed: Rogue will add in-game eye-tracking for anyone with a Sentry Eye Tracker. With this new technology, players will be able to look to the left or right while playing and the game’s camera will follow, creating an “infinite screen” effect.
And if you’re interested in pre-ordering Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, you can grab it through the Uplay Shop and pick up another Assassin’s Creed game for free.
After the delay of Halo 5: Guardians earlier this year, Microsoft didn’t have any kind of big shooter on their Fall 2014 schedule. Thankfully, Microsoft put out something else today that will surely make all the little Halo fans out there squeal with delight… an Xbox One-exclusive compilation of the first four games in the series known as Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Improved visuals and a complete “Anniversary” makeover for Halo 2 make this the biggest re-release the series has ever seen.
Elsewhere on the Xbox Games Store today is a pair of new Assassin’s Creed games (the Paris-set Assassin’s Creed: Unity on the Xbox One and the Revolutionary Assassin’s Creed: Rogue on the Xbox 360), Konami’s latest soccer sim (Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One), and WB’s latest whimsical Lego adventure (Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One)
More information about all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)
It’s another big week for the PlayStation Store. These words could probably be etched to the top of this column every week and still be true, but today that sentence is especially apt as Ubisoft, WB Games, and Konami added a bunch of eagerly anticipated titles to Sony’s digital storefront alongside a passel of big indies.
Ubisoft leads the way with a double shot of their famed Assassin’s Creed series. The franchise’s first next-generation exclusive, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, takes the action to Paris and is now available to download for the PS4. Meanwhile, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue for the PS3 closes out the “Americas” saga and allows players to play as a Templar for the first time. Also available this week is WB Games’ Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. The latest Lego title from TT Games blasts Batman into outer space on the PS4, PS3, and Vita. And Konami’s contribution to this week’s PlayStation Store update is Pro Evoltuon Soccer 2015 (PS4, PS3), the latest game in the soccer simulation series.
Finally this week, Bandai Namco released Tales of Hearts R, a new action RPG in the long-running Tales series, for the Vita. It was joined by a pair of indie favorites: Vblank’s overhead actioner Retro City Rampage DX (Cross-Buy on the PS4, PS3, and Vita) and side-scrolling world-builder Terraria (PS4, but includes Cross-Buy access to the previously released Vita version).
With Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s launch behind us, game publishers have moved forward with a massive amount of mid-November releases. Chief among them (that’s right, I went there) is Microsoft’s Halo: The Master Chief Collection, an Xbox One repackaging of Halo: Combated Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4. More Achievements than you could ever ask for and four of the best shooters to ever grace a gaming system. Not a bad deal. Also available this week is a double shot of Assassin’s Creed from Ubisoft. Assassin’s Creed: Rogue (PS3, Xbox 360) closes the book on the franchise’s “Americas” saga while Assassin’s Creed: Unity (PC, PS4, Xbox One) shifts the series to the French Revolution.
The remaining new releases can also be slotted into several long-running franchises including WB’s Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One), Sega’s Sonic Boom two-fer (Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on the Wii U and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on the 3DS), Bandai Namco’s Tales of Hearts R (Vita), and Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One).
Finally this week, Blizzard is back with another World of Warcraft expansion… World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor.
A complete list of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)
This November’s other Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, is in development exclusively for the PS3 and Xbox 360. But the game’s latest trailer, the “Story Trailer,” has revealed that it will also be released for the PC in early 2015.
Oh, and about that story. If you’re curious how the game’s main character, Shay Cormac, becomes disillusioned with the Assassins and joins the Templars, this is the trailer to watch. You might also want to check out a rather informative post on the UbiBlog, “Faces of Shay,” for even more insight into the character’s creed and creation.
Assassin’s Creed: Rogue will be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 11 with the PC version set for release early next year.
You could set your watch by the games within Ubisoft’s booth at this year’s PAX Prime convention. Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, a few downloadables. We know the drill. But if you’re interested in Ubisoft’s Fall lineup, and you’re going to be at PAX Prime, you should definitely check them out.
New videos for Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue will be on hand. But if you’re looking for something to play, there’s the open-world racing game The Crew, the whimsical strategy of Toy Soldiers: War Chest, and the crazed insanity of Far Cry 4.
And if you’re a Tetris fan, Ubisoft is hold two events on Sunday, August 31 to prepare players for the launch of Tetris Ultimate. “Tetris: The Video Game That Changed the World” will be held at 3:00 PM (Pacific Time) in the Hedgehog Theatre at the Grand Hyatt. Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov will take the stage to talk about the history of Tetris and what’s in store for the first next-generation game in the franchise. And at 5:00 PM, Pajitnov will move over to the Paramount Theatre (911 Pine Street) to meet fans and sign autographs.
More details on all of the games found in Ubisoft’s booth can be found after the break. (more…)
Today, Ubisoft officially announced the first details of this Fall’s PS3/Xbox 360-exclusive Assassin’s Creed title, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue. Previously known as “Comet,” practically every rumor we’ve been hearing about the game over the last six months has turned out to be true.
In Rogue, players will take control of Shay Patrick Cormac, a former Assassin who sides with the Templars after a brutal betrayal by his brotherhood. The game will be take place during the middle of the 18th century, specifically the time period covered by the Seven Years War (1756–1763) and the first predicted appearance of Halley’s Comet (1759). Shay will visit “the frozen North Atlantic, the Appalachian River Valley and New York” during his hunt for Assassins in the concluding chapter of the franchise’s “North American saga.” Shay is a sailor and his preferred method of transportation is his ship, the Morrigan. According to Ubisoft, the naval component in Rogue will be better than ever and add “new weapons to use on both land and sea” to the combat.
Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is in development at Ubisoft Sofia (with assistance from Ubisoft’s Singapore, Montreal, Quebec, Chengdu, Milan, and Bucharest studios) and will be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 11.