It’s a good thing that the protagonist of Assassin’s Creed: Rogue doesn’t have a ship as leaky as Ubisoft, otherwise he’d be living it up in ol’ Davy Jones’ Locker right now. After months of speculation – and a morning of YouTube copyright claims – the French publisher has finally confirmed that its popular stealth series will be setting sail on the PlayStation 3 as well as the PlayStation 4 later this year.

However, while the next-gen console will play host to Parisian adventure Assassin’s Creed Unity, a completely different title will be heading to Sony’s ageing system. Developed by Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation maker Ubisoft Sofia – alongside a billion other separate studios – the title will see you play as Irish Templar Shay Patrick Cormac, who perhaps has the most appropriate name since The Saboteur’s equally stereotypical Sean Devlin.

Apparently, this will be the “darkest” entry in the series to date, and will allow you to explore the Northern Atlantic Ocean, as well as a new district of New York. “Assassin's Creed: Rogue completes the North American saga started with Assassin's Creed III and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and gives previous generation console owners an exclusive opportunity to experience fan-requested features, such as playing as a Templar," said director Martin Chapel.

It also means that you may potentially have to purchase two Assassin’s Creed titles this year if you’re particularly invested in the property's plot. Do you think that your stomach can take double the amount of tailing missions this Christmas? Feel a little queasy in the comments section below.