The long-rumored, unannounced Assassin's Creed game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is called Assassin's Creed Rogue and will arrive on those consoles Nov. 11, Ubisoft announced today.
According to Ubisoft, players will take on the role of Shay Patrick Cormac, a Templar piloting the ship Morrigan. Players will explore the North Atlantic, the Appalachian River Valley and New York. Ubisoft Sofia is taking the development helm, with assistance from Ubisoft's Singapore, Montreal, Quebec, Chengdu, Milan and Bucharest studios.
"We know that there are many Assassin's Creed fans with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles who want to get their hands on a new Assassin's Creed game this year," said Martin Capel, game director at Ubisoft Sofia. "Assassin's Creed Rogue completes the North American saga started with Assassin's Creed 3 and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and gives previous-generation console owners an exclusive opportunity to experience fan-requested features, such as playing as a Templar."
The game leaked early this morning in a trailer on Equipe Xboxlive.fr's Dailymotion channel. The two-minute cinematic trailer, the official version of which you can watch below, shows an unnamed assassin walking through a field and ending his journey in an arctic environment with a ship reminiscent of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag's naval component in the background. What little audio the video contains is indistinguishable. It is also shot off a screen that pauses several times to load the purported Assassin's Creed Rogue trailer.
An Assassin's Creed game for PS3 and 360 was first rumored in a March Kotaku report that cited "a number of sources" for a title with the possible title or codename of "Comet." In a May financial call, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot alluded to a possible last-generation title. He did so again early last month, saying that the company would "give more info soon on that."
The most recent, officially announced game in the series, Assassin's Creed Unity, is headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC this holiday season. Ubisoft revealed the game in late March shortly after reports of its rumored dual game, cross-generation plans began circulating. For more on Assassin's Creed Unity, be sure to read our in-depth report from E3 2014.
Update: Game Informer reports that, in Assassin's Creed Rogue, players will take on the role of Shay Patrick Cormac, a former Assassin who now identifies as a Templar and sails his ship around the North Atlantic Ocean. Assassin's Creed Rogue is set during The Seven Years War, between the events of Assassin's Creed 3 and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, and will apparently tie into Assassin's Creed Unity.
Update 2: Ubisoft officially unveiled Assassin's Creed Rogue in a press release, confirming many of the previously rumored parts of the game. We've updated the article throughout to reflect the confirmation.