Assassin’s Creed: Rogue
The 360/PS3 only “Assassin’s Creed” game for this year has been revealed. “Assasin’s Creed: Rogue” will release on November 11th and is set in the frigid North Atlantic during the mid-18th century. Specifically it happens during the Seven Years’ War, with events mostly before though some are in parallel to those in “Assassin’s Creed III”.
You play as Shay Patrick Cormac, a former assassin-turned-templar hunting “those [he] previously called brothers from the streets of New York City to the frozen and fractured glacial landscapes of the Arctic Circle.” ‘Rogue’ is said to be the last of the ‘North American trilogy’ following AC3 & AC4: Black Flag.
The game is single-player only, no multiplayer option is available. There’s a significant naval component and your ship will include prototype machine guns for combat. New weapons include an air rifle, grenade launcher, and smoke grenades, and you can hunt polar bears and narwhals.
Despite all its E3 accolades, the lavish looking co-op game “Evolve” will not be making it to stores this year. Publisher 2K Games has officially delayed the shooter to February 10th next year.
Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick says: “We primarily decided that the title deserves and should have more time to be polished so it can reach its absolute optimal state before we release it. Historically, we’ve always benefitted from giving the creative teams more time to polish their titles. We’ve never regretted it. It’s not a meaningful amount of time; the title is still coming out in the fiscal year. We’re really excited about the title. Coming out of E3, where it won best of show, it felt like the right thing to do to make absolutely sure this title could be its very best.” [Source: Kotaku]
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Microsoft confirms that the upcoming “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” for the Xbox One is NOT coming to PC. Aaron Greenberg, Microsoft Studios Global Product Marketing manager, confirmed the news after rumors emerged of a leaked retail listing for there title suggested a possible PC version. [Source: Gamer Headlines]
A listing has appeared on Amazon for “Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition” on October 14th. The acclaimed Hong Kong-set, contemporary crime saga from United Front Games looks to be scoring an upgrade to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The ‘Definitive Edition’ has reportedly been “rebuilt specifically” for current-gen systems, and will boast an extensive amount of downloadable content released for the original version. The news isn’t a big surprise considering United Front Games also handled this year’s “Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition”. [Source: Gamespot]
Grand Theft Auto V
Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia reports that the upcoming PS4, Xbox One and PC remastered editions of “Grand Theft Auto V” could sell a combined two million copies in its first month. The game itself has sold 34 million copies on PS3 and 360. [Source: Cinema Blend]