- Release date(s): November 11, 2014
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
Developer(s): Ubisoft Sofia
The story starts in 1752, when Shay Cormac, an assassin, is in training with the Assassins. Shay is doing petty assignments with his friend Liam O’Brien, in order to aid the Assassins in the Colonial Americas. Achilles, the master of Connor Kenway a few decades later, sends Shay on a mission to retrieve an artefact of the First Civilization.
After Shay travels to Portugal and retrieves the Artefact, he triggers a devastating earthquake, killing tens of thousands of innocents in the progress. In anger he tries to steal the book of Achilles, which contains all other artefact locations, in order to save other innocent lives. He fails to escape and is shot by his former masters.
In New York, he is healed by an elder Templar couple. Here he gets the outfit of their late, Templar, son. Seeing that the Assassins are evil, Shay now starts working for the Templars and becoming an Assassin Hunter. It is here that Shay meets Haytham Kenway, Grandmaster of the Templars.
After killing almost all of his former masters and the Master Assassin Adéwalé, Shay and Haytham Kenway seek to defeat the Assassins for once and for all. In the northern regions of the Atlantic Ocean in 1760, Haytham and Shay are standing face to face with Achilles and Liam. After accidentally ticking off the Artefact, Haytham and Achilles flee for their lives, as Liam and Shay fight each other. While wrestling, an earthquake blasts both Liam and Shay from a cliff. Liam is deadly hurt and dies after a short conversation with Shay, in which Shay tries to explain his actions to Liam. After meeting Haytham on the shore, Shay stops Haytham from killing Achilles, but Haytham relentlessly shoots Achilles in his legs.
A few decades later, in Versailles 1776, Shay is still an Assassin Hunter. He is tasked to kill Charles Dorian. This leads up to the events of Assassin’s Creed Unity.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue shows us the Templar side of the story for the first time in the series. In becomes evident that both orders aren’t that black and white, but both walk a grey path. The game uses the same mechanics as Assassin’s Creed IV, but focusses more on land.