Assassin's Creed Rogue Details: Fight The Assassin Brotherhood Through Side Missions

By Connor Sears , Updated Nov 06, 2014 11:50 AM EST

It's well-known by now that Assassin's Creed Rogue protagonist Shay Cormac will be on a mission to destroy the Assassin Brotherhood. This quest isn't limited to the main story objectives, though. It's also the focus of much of the game's side content.

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One of the side mission types that Shay will have access to in New York City is disrupting assassination contracts. Series fans are familiar with the concept of these contracts. A target's name is tied around a pigeon's foot, and it's the Assassin's job to find the person and silence him. In Rogue, Shay sits on the other end of these contracts. Shay can intercept these Assassin pigeons and then find the target to protect him from the incoming Assassin. Stop enough of these contracts, and the Brotherhood's influence will start to fall in New York City.

Shay will also fight against the Brotherhood in the American River Valley frontier setting, and this time, he gets some goodies out of it. In the River Valley, Shay can raid Assassin outposts and loot their stores for supplies. These supplies can then be brought back to Shay's ship, the Morrigan, for some naval upgrades. Sure, officially you're raiding outposts in the pursuit of taking down the Brotherhood, but surely no one will mind if you get a little bonus for yourself while you're at it.

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Of course, Shay's main missions are going to be dealing serious damage to the Assassin Brotherhood. Throughout the game, Shay will be up against new Assassins like Liam O'Brien and returning characters like Adéwalé and Achilles Davenport. It doesn't bode well for the American Brotherhood that only Achilles is left standing – and with a cane, no less – by the time Assassin's Creed III starts.

Assassin's Creed Rogue will launch for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 11, the same day Assassin's Creed Unity hits next-gen consoles. A PC version of Rogue has been confirmed for an early 2015 release.

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