Following the announcement of a new "last gen" Assassin's Creed video game titled "Assassin's Creed Rogue," the internet was abuzz with commentary that proved without a shadow of a doubt that spelling "rogue" is hard. Like, harder than programming a game with a female protagonist.
"I know it's in the title of the game in giant letters but every time I think it in my head, I think "rouge." said pretty much every internet commenter in their own special way.
It's true that "rouge" and "rogue" are different words with completely different meanings and pronunciations but that did not stop everyone in the free world from using the words interchangeably when discussing their feelings on the second of two Assassin's Creed games scheduled for release by the end of the year.
"Assassin's Creed Rouge is milking the franchise to it's breaking point. I hate these games so much and yet my comments show that I'll probably buy the game anyway. DAMN MY COMPULSIVE BUYING HABITS!" proclaimed SuperMarioFart on one of several popular video game sites.
Capitalizing on this spelling snafu, Maybelline Cosmetics is in the planning stages of a new line of blush marketed specifically to players of the popular Ubisoft series.
"It's really a win/win scenario," declared Sam Sonnite, Maybelline's Director of Development and Fictitious Cosmetics. "Do you know how many hits you get when you Google 'Assassin's Creed Rouge?' It's a lot and you've got to think there's a market there. Assassin's Creed Rouge is the perfect makeup application for gamers and will make you look fantastic even when most of your face is obscured with a hood."
"Seriously, this is the best idea my department has come up with since our 'X-Men: Rouge" line." Sonnite continued.
Assassin's Creed Rogue (the video game) is set during the Seven Years' War (AKA the French and Indian War previously featured to a limited extent in Assassin's Creed III) and will continue the ocean exploration introduced in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag but in less tropical locations (along the Atlantic Coast of North America). Instead of the Welsh Pirate/ Assassin featured in Black Flag, Rogue will break all tradition by giving us an Irish former Assassin-turned-Templar protagonist.
So: more white dudes.
Look for the game on November 11 on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The previously announced Assassin's Creed Unity is still scheduled for release on October 28 for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.