Ahoy! Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered is on the way to consoles in March

Assassin’s Creed Rogue is officially the most unfairly overlooked game of the entire free-running franchise. Released as a last-gen exclusive in 2014 at the same time as Assassin’s Creed Unity, it was sadly lost to the dark annals of PS3 and Xbox 360. It’s excellent news then that an ultra-polished remastered version is coming out for PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One and Xbox One X on March 20 so that finally everyone can agree with me about how it’s basically just a chilly version of Black Flag and thus a lot of fun. Yes, see, now you’re interested. Plus, the story ends with an (AC) revelation that only myself and about six other people have enjoyed.

While it'll run in HD on PS4 and Xbox One, Rogue Remastered will run in glorious 4K on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, making it even more beautiful as the Creed turns the stabby tables and lets you play as Assassin turned Templar Shay Cormac. OK, his Irish accent and catchphrase are terrible, but the freezing North Atlantic is a fascinating world to explore and is frankly dangerously expansive. Plus, you can just get the half-length campaign out of the way and then hunt all day, or happily play at Black Flag-style pirates and just spend hours firing cannons at enemy ships and claiming them for your own as you enjoy AC3’s repurposed scenery. There's even a headless horseman to battle if you head to Sleepy Hollow at the right time of night. 

There’s also an enjoyable ‘don’t die’ addition in the shape of Assassins coming to hunt you down. You are a Templar after all. Gradually louder whispers, just like those from various AC multiplayer modes over the years, will let you know when someone is hiding and it’s ridiculously satisfying to spot the hooded figure crouching in a bush before taking them down with an air assassination. Take that, Brotherhood I’ve been playing as for ten years. Check out where Rogue sits in our list of the best Assassin’s Creed games. Oh, and good luck trying to climb walls after spending forever in Egypt in Assassin’s Creed Origins

Louise Blain

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.