There's a new Assassin's Creed Rogue trailer. Technically it's a launch trailer but only in the sense that consoles exist and are getting a timed exclusive window in which their owners can gad about on rooftops and enjoy the power of eagles before the game saunters over to PC in early 2015 and is all:
"Hey you! Fancy some overly showy leaping and boats also?"
And you'll be like:
"Did they have boats in the French Revolution?"
"What? No. You're thinking of Unity, I'm ROGUE!"
"Are you sure you're not misspelling Rouge? As in 'Rouuuuuuge, the blooood of angry meeeeeeen...'? That would be a good name for a game involving stabbing in the French Revolution"
"Three things. One: Les Miserables takes place about thirty years after the French Revolution. Two: Those aren't even the lyrics – it's 'red'. Three: Shut up."
"Whatever. Tell me about Rouge, then."
"That's what I said."
"I'm a sequel to Black Flag. After a dangerous mission gone tragically wrong, Shay Patrick Cormac – a fearless young member of the Assassin Brotherhood – turns his back on the Assassins who, in response, attempt to end his life. Cast aside by those he once called brothers..."
"Are you reading that off the official site? YOU ARE AREN'T YOU?"
"I refer you to point three of my previous statement."
"I knew it."
"Look. I'm set in North America, there are boats, and you become an Assassin hunter."
"That actually sounds... potentially interesting. I can't stand those Templar dudes."
"I have one more question."
"I'm reading about the weaponry. What the hell is a Puckle gun?"
"It's like a flintlock revolver on a tripod."
Assassin's Creed Rogue is out today on consoles and in early 2015 on PC. Looks like Ubi have done that thing of not providing advance copies for review - so often a good sign - meaning we can't get a feel for whether the game is actually any good yet. Ah well, our console friends can spend the next two months functioning as a lovely gaming canary for us.