Assassin's Creed Black Flag and Rogue Are Coming to Switch

Assassin's Creed Black Flag and Rogue Are Coming to Switch

It'll be the first time Rogue has made it to a Nintendo platform.

Ahoy, Nintendo Switch owners! On today's Nintendo Direct, Ubisoft has announced that remastered versions of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed Rogue are coming to the Switch on December 6 as Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection.

These two AC titles have been rumored to join Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered on the Switch for some time now. Black Flag, the last entry before the series dropped the numerals, was the cross-generation Assassin's Creed release when the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One came out. That game's emphasis on piratical naval combat was further expanded in Rogue, which was originally only released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2014 and dropped on the same day Assassin's Creed Unity hit the newer consoles. Rogue, which stars an Assassin-turned-Templar, got a remastered release for the PS4 and Xbox One early last year. Skull & Bones, Ubisoft's upcoming pirate combat game, looks like it draws heavily on the naval gameplay established in these two AC titles.

Digital Foundry's analysis of Assassin Creed 3 Remastered found that the game's Switch release was more comparable to the last-gen versions of the game than the Remastered releases on other consoles, though it still made for a nice improvement over the Wii U release.

People will surely make a detailed comparison between the Switch and Wii U versions of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, but this'll be the first time Rogue has made it to a Nintendo platform. If you've been meaning to see the series' take on an assassin turning on his own brotherhood, now you've got one more platform to check it out on.

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