How many Assassin's Creed games do we need per year? Following Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD and Assassin's Creed; Unity, Ubisoft reckons that three is the magic number.
Leaked screenshots and trailer confirm that Assassin's Creed: Rogue is headed to PS3 and Xbox 360 as a semi-sequel to Assassin's Creed IV, allowing us to play as a Templar hunting Assassins throughout the icy Antarctic wastes.
Fan site Access The Animus got hold of the now-deleted trailer, but not before posting some screenshots on their Facebook gallery (linked). In them we see a new protagonist exploring a swathe of the Antarctic with a familiar blend of traditional land-based and naval gameplay. Haytham Kenway will apparently make an appearance, which is fine by us, since he's basically the Templar James Bond -- so probably our favourite character in the entire franchise.
Ubisoft will naturally plan to flog some DLC, such as the Ultimate Hunter Pack, which reveals more ship customisation such as weapons, sails and wheels. Steering wheels, that is. We don't expect much in the way of amphibious vehicles, but you never now.
The release date appears to be November 11th, though like everything else in this latest leak, Ubisoft have yet to officially confirm anything. We assume that they'll speedily do so, as we saw with their embarrassing rushed reveal of Assassin's Creed Unity.
Rogue is designed to give last-gen console owners a new Assassin's Creed game, but is this glut of sequels and offshoots really healthy for the franchise? Can we have too much of a good thing, or are you excited about the opportunity to ply your deadly trade without buying new hardware? Let us know what you make of it in the comments!