Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection Launching December 6th

Gaming article by Samuel Guglielmo on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 08:30

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Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection, a collection of two full Assassin's Creed games and one stand-alone expansion, will be making its way to the Switch on December 6th.

This collection includes two full releases. One is Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, which is best know as "the one where you're a pirate." In this entry, you play as Edward Kenway, a pirate who finds himself accidentally joining the Assassin Brotherhood after killing a Templar pretending to be an Assassin. He uses his new connections to promptly become a feared pirate, with his own ship. The entry is remembered for its ship combat, and mostly for being a "pirate game" during a time when pirate games were rare, and Assassin's Creed games felt too samey.

The other full release is Assassin's Creed Rogue, which serves to bridge IV and Unity together. This time the script is flipped, with you playing as a Templar who feels they have lost faith in the Assassin Brotherhood. Instead of hunting down templars, you'll hunt down Assassins, having to remember all the tricks you've used in the past games and counter them. The game was created to be the last-gen counterpart to Assassin's Creed Unity, and many noted that it felt more like a big expansion to IV rather than its own thing. Last year Ubisoft released a remastered version of it for current-gen consoles.

This collection also includes Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry, a stand-alone expansion for Assassin's Creed IV. Taking place ten years after the original game, you'll play as Edward's right-hand man and learn what has happened after Edward has chosen to retire. You'll also be spending your time freeing slaves, as you ought to do.

Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection will be available on Nintendo Switch on December 6th, 2019.

How do you feel about this collection? Think it's a couple of good games to have on the run? Wanted to replay any of them? Let us know in the comments below!

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Samuel Guglielmo

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I'm Sam. Been playing video games since PlayStation. Favorite games include Ace Combat 5, Perfect Dark, Final Fantasy IX, Metro 2033, and MonsterBag. Also loves books and can be found face first in one all the time.