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Assassin's Creed Rogue Exclusive to Xbox 360, PS3

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Gamers with PlayStation 4s, Xbox Ones and modern gaming PCs can look forward to French Revolution adventure Assassin's Creed Unity this fall, but last-gen console owners need not miss out on the open-world action franchise. Assassin's Creed Rogue winds the clock back to 1756, stars an unconventional new protagonist and will launch for the Xbox 360 and PS3 exclusively.

Assassin's Creed Rogue

Ubisoft announced the game today via a cinematic release trailer. Assassin's Creed Rogue stars Shay, a former Master Assassin who turns against his former companions and joins the villainous Templars.

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The game will contain all the usual series hallmarks: fluid combat, environment-based stealth, parkour platforming and hunting for remote treasures. Those who miss the naval combat of Assassin's Creed III and IV will also be pleased to hear that Shay's maritime activities will take him from the rivers of Appalachia to the Arctic Circle.

While Ubisoft has yet to reveal whether the game will have any direct story ties to Assassin's Creed Unity, it will almost certainly tie together the stories of Assassin's Creed III and IV. Assassin's Creed Rogue takes place during the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) — specifically the French and Indian War in its American theater.

Shay's fall to the Templars will understandably be one of the darker chapters of the franchise's history. It should also help to explain how earlier villain Haytham Kenway turned away from the Assassins in-between the narratives of Assassin's Creed III and IV.

Assassin's Creed Rogue will be available on November 11 for $60. As Assassin's Creed Unity releases on October 28, this will give series fans only two weeks to wrap up the current-gen installment before they play the last-gen entry. Consider carefully whether you'd rather spend early November sticking it to the French nobility or exploring the North Atlantic.

Marshall Honorof is a Staff Writer for Tom's Guide. Contact him at mhonorof@tomsguide.com. Follow him @marshallhonorof and on Google+. Follow us @tomsguide, on Facebook and on Google+.

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    Merry_Blind , August 5, 2014 1:09 PM
    Sucks that it isn't coming to Wii U, but it sucks even more that it's not coming to PC...
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    jferdog , August 5, 2014 1:39 PM
    Why don't they just let those consoles die?
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    jasonelmore , August 5, 2014 1:47 PM
    So no PC version huh? it will probably come in time, like liberation did. I guess i'll fire my old 360 up once again.
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    mackneasy , August 5, 2014 2:06 PM
    *still hasn't beaten AC3* wait guys what's going on I dON'T UNDERSTAND
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    rantoc , August 5, 2014 2:50 PM
    The old gen still have a lot of customers so its not strange they get new titles, they also are very easy/cheap to develop to due to they cant handle any higher 3d gfx/resolution.

    Second gen is also starting to get numbers but the dev's know its more work for each of those titles as they cant get away with the old lower quality as easily.

    Third gen (Only higher end PC's) will be interesting to see, with the new 4k screens popping up that the already old "next gen" consoles only can dream about pumping any descent 3d gfx too. Just hope there will be any developers who pushes the boundaries here and make titles that not only take advantage of the higher res but also the extra power found in the upcoming nvidia (880 Gtx mid next month for instance) and Amd counterparts. Even more powerfull PC 3dgfx and their increased memory targeting the 4k's. Doubt the later sadly as the already old (second gen) consoles by modern PC standards will once again prove to be the gaming 3d gfx roadblock...

    Note this is in no way in disrespect for the console owners but rather a cold glare at the lazy developers...
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    Novuake , August 5, 2014 2:56 PM
    Bloody ridiculous!
    I do not understand what the hell they must be thinking when they make decisions like this...
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    joaompp , August 5, 2014 3:14 PM
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    Sucks that it isn't coming to Wii U, but it sucks even more that it's not coming to PC...


    Yes it is coming to PC, give it 6 months to a year, we'll get it just like we got AC Liberation.
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    SteelCity1981 , August 5, 2014 5:45 PM
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    Sucks that it isn't coming to Wii U, but it sucks even more that it's not coming to PC...


    Nothing comes to the wii u it's a flop and many 3rd party developers don't want to touch it with a ten foot pole.
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    velocityg4 , August 6, 2014 4:58 AM
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    Why don't they just let those consoles die?

    Because many more people own them than the latest gen.
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    dor_w315 , August 6, 2014 5:29 AM
    My hubby will be so happy he was very upset that the new creed was only for the new platform which he did not want we have the PS3 with backwards compatibility and love that so not looking to upgrade yet. so glad that he will now have another assassins creed to play with :) 
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    Merry_Blind , August 8, 2014 8:56 AM
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    Sucks that it isn't coming to Wii U, but it sucks even more that it's not coming to PC...


    Nothing comes to the wii u it's a flop and many 3rd party developers don't want to touch it with a ten foot pole.

    I'm well aware the Wii U isn't getting a lot of 3rd party support, but Ubisoft released AC 3 and 4 on it. I understood why they wouldn't release Unity on it, however, considering Rogue is purely last-gen, they could have ported it to Wii U easily, since it's more powerful than last-gen.

    Also, it's an awesome console. You should try it if you haven't. I hated it too at first. Now, I love it since it's the most fun I've had with video games in years.
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