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Ubisoft Is Remastering An Assassin's Creed Game You Probably Missed

Assassin's Creed Rogue
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One of the most underrated Assassin's Creed outings was a game that came at the tail end of the seventh generation of home console gaming. In fact, it was completely overshadowed by the abject failings that were attached to Assassin's Creed: Unity. Well, for all of you who probably missed it, Ubisoft is now remastering Assassin's Creed: Rogue for the Xbox One and the PS4.

According to Ubisoft (opens in new tab), Assassin's Creed: Rogue is due out on March 20th, 2018 for the Xbox One and PS4. Not only that but Ubisoft is enhancing the game for the PlayStation 4 Pro and the Xbox One X, which will include upscaled 4K resolution options. The standard Xbox One and PS4 outings will only have 1080p output, so if you want the higher resolution settings for the game you'll obviously have to own an Xbox One X or the PlayStation 4 Pro.

The game won't just be a graphically enhanced version of the original Assassin's Creed: Rogue that came out for the Xbox 360 and PS3 back in 2014, but it will also include all of the previously released DLC for the game. And in addition to all of that, there will also be two extra bonus missions that allow players to go on the Armor of Sir Gunn quest and the Siege of For de Sable quest.

But wait, there's even more! The remastered edition of the game will also include Master Templar and Explorer packs, both of which come with additional outfits for the main character along with all new weapons, customization items, and a special bonus outfit in the form of Bayek's legacy outfit from Assassin's Creed: Origins.

The game actually was considered the better of the two Assassin's Creed games that came out in 2014. While Ubisoft may have had hundreds of people working on Assassin's Creed: Unity for the series' debut for the first time on the Xbox One and PS4, it came out a pretty big mess at launch and required around six months for Ubisoft to finally fix the game to turn it into what it was supposed to be.

Meanwhile, Assassin's Creed: Rogue was a solid outing, focusing on the adventures of Shay Patrick Cormac, who makes the slow transition from an Assassin into a Templar after being disillusioned to the ways of the Assassin's Brotherhood.

The game was basically built on top of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, taking everything that had already been completed in that game and then adding on top of it. Players would sale the seas across 18th century North America, tying together some of the story elements that were present in Assassin's Creed III.

The game features open-world sailing, hunting, the use of firearms, and the typical Assassin's Creed combat system before it was completely overhauled in Assassin's Creed: Unity and Assassin's Creed: Syndicate.

A lot of people missed out on the game when it first came out back in 2014, so it's not surprising that Ubisoft is fixing to put more eyeballs on the product by re-releasing it for the Xbox One and PS4 this spring.

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.