‘Assassin’s Creed: Rogue’ Shows Off Returning Characters In A New Trailer

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue stars Shay Cormac, a former Assassin who, for reasons not yet revealed, has decided to join the Templars and stab the hell out of every single Assassin he can find. And that, apparently, includes a few characters from Assassin’s Creed IV, if this trailer is any indication!

Yep, Adéwalé — whom you might remember as one of many, many people who told Kenway to go to hell in the course of Black Flag — is returning, this time to apparently try and take our hero out. Also, you’ll be fighting bears, because of course you’ll be fighting bears.

The more I see about this game, the more I’m baffled that people with PS3s and 360s get to play it, while the next-gen early adopters are stuck with Hitman’s Creed. How is this a hard decision? Here’s a game with a new, compelling plot, expanding on a beloved and highly popular entry, and it involves fighting bears, fighting on ships, possibly fighting ships crewed by bears, and it stars an antihero who’s genuinely interesting.

That’s what gets the most attention: If you’re jumping generations, this is a natural place to do it. Every one of the main games has the same story, pretty much, but we want to know what’s bothering Shay so badly that he’d join the Templars, who we’ll note have not done a single redeeming thing in the entirety of seven freakin’ games. They’re always slavers, arms dealers, mass murderers, political backstabbers, or somebody else you’d want to stab from a great height even if you weren’t the noble stabby guy.

And yet, the same boring assassin takes over for the next-gen game, while the interesting guy fights bearships in the current gen. Ah well, we’ll see just why that is in November.