One of the biggest rumors surrounding Rogue has proven true: you play as a Templar named Shay Patrick Cormac, and go blade-to-blade with the Assassins. What's new is that Shay is a turncoat, according to the announcement trailer, and he claims to fight against "those [he] once called brothers." A press release by Ubisoft calls Shay an "Assassin hunter" who has been betrayed by the Brotherhood. The way he stalks and shoots down an Assassin like a wounded bear proves that claim in a very pointed way.
This, however, doesn't seem to be a task that Shay takes lightly. "What matters," he says in the announcement trailer, "is that I followed my own Creed." Ubisoft also clarified that Shay remains an Assassin for quite a while in Rogue, before something dramatic happens to change everything. The question of whether or not we believe him, or how much he believes himself, will likely be a great source of conflict on our protagonist's journey. However, one thing is certain: Shay is not a simple man, and playing as him will hopefully be an interesting departure.