Assassin's Creed Rogue Details: Producer Answers Questions About Game's Pieces Of Eden, Historical Figures, Ties With Unity
Assassin's Creed Rogue producer Ivan Balabanov answered several fans' questions over Twitter yesterday, talking about everything from the game's story and characters to how this upcoming last-gen installment of the series connects with Unity.
Balabanov was the most recent Ubisoft member to do an #AskAC Twitter-based Q-and-A with series fans. This time, the discussion was turned towards Rogue, the Assassin's Creed game that admittedly is receiving lighter coverage this season with the anticipation surrounding the new-gen mold-breaker Unity.
The answers started with an important one now that the two games are coming out on the same day: Which should we play first to make sure we understand the story best? The answer is either, according to Balabanov. Each game has its strengths, so the order in which fans play them should make little difference.
The conversation then touched on everything from whether Rogue protagonist Shay Cormac is related to longtime series protagonist Desmond Miles (he's not) to whether Assassin's Creed IV's diving bell would make a return (it won't). One thing that will be returning, however, are the Pieces of Eden, artifacts left behind by the mysterious Ones Who Came Before. Shay will be involved somehow with these powerful objects, Balabanov says, which might spell bad news for the Assassins that Shay is hunting down. Also on the topic of hunted Assassins, Balabanov forshadowed the game's plot a bit, stating that Rogue will set up the story of why Connor Kenway is tasked with rebuilding the American Assassin Order in Assassin's Creed III. Shay more than likely has something to do with the fact that Achilles is the only Assassin that Connor finds at the beginning of the game.
— Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) August 31, 2014
Balabanov also confirmed to fans that the two Assassin's Creed games coming out this November, Unity and Rogue, will be connected. Considering both games take place within a lifetime of each other, it follows that the events of one could affect the other, though he didn't specify how connected they were. Also, in true Assassin's Creed form, Balabanov confirmed that historical figures will be showing up in Rogue, though he was tight-lipped about who exactly we'll run into. He did reveal that some of Shay's side missions will revolve around the Seven Years' War, and since this war was fought only about 20 years before the American Revolution, many characters from Assassin's Creed III (George Washington was a major in the Seven Years' War) might end up making cameos in Rogue.
.@Copyrightedx The two stories compliment each other rather than contradict. They're both part of the same universe. #AskACIvan — Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) August 31, 2014
Other than that, Balabanov touched on a few other facets of the upcoming game like the darker soundtrack that complements the game's darker themes and anti-hero protagonist. You can find a full recap of the Q-and-A over on the Assassin's Creed subreddit.
Assassin's Creed Rogue is set to launch for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 alongside Unity on November 11.