Check Out Assassin’s Creed Rogue Launch Trailer

Ubisoft just released the launch trailer for their newest outing in the sprawling Assassin’s Creed franchise. The title is Assassin’s Creed Rogue, an exclusive for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, with a Windows release planned for 2015.

While Assassin’s Creed Unity (coming out tomorrow as well) might be getting all of the next-gen glory, Rogue still looks like a compelling experience in and of itself. You won’t find Ubisoft boasting about the tech like they have been for Unity, but Rogue has a compelling hook– you get to play as the Assassin’s mortal enemies, the Templars, for the very first time in the series.

As the trailer shows off, Shay Patrick Cormac is an Assassin-turned-Templar that chases his former brothers all over North America, including the frigid north Atlantic. The ever-popular naval gameplay introduced in Assassin’s Creed 3 is making a comeback as well, with new weapons and combat tactics rounding out the already robust system.

The Assassins that Shay hunts will also have the same abilities players have used against Templars in previous games. Targeted Assassins can blend into crowds, use parkour to traverse the environments, and strike at the player from above.

Otherwise, there does not seem to be any sweeping changes to the Assassin’s Creed formula as compared to Unity’s four-player co-op. Releasing two separate games is a smart move for Ubisoft, especially when some players balk at the idea of their next-gen titles suffering from cross-generation development.

Unity is shaping up to be one of the most technically accomplished games of this eighth console generation so far. Unity will certainly get the spotlight– but Rogue looks to be a solid title for those who have not upgraded yet, as well as players who want to experience the Assassin’s Creed universe from a much different perspective.

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