As promised, Ubisoft has announced the next mainline instalment in their Assassin’s Creed franchise.
Shifting the series Templar and Assassin conflict to the industrial haze of Victorian London, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate casts players as assassin Jacob Frye, who, with the aid of his assassin twin-sister Evie, try to take back the streets of London from the Templar powers that control it.
In addition to revamped visuals and new gadgets such as a hookgun, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate also brings with it a faster, more intimate combat system, duels that take place on carriages and much, much more besides.
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is set to release in both standard and collector edition forms on October 23rd for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with the PC version due shortly after.
We’ve got all the added goodness for you below as well, such as the full press release for the game, gameplay trailers from an early version of the game and the official box art, too. Take a look:
PRESS RELEASE – London, UK — May 12, 2015 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that Assassin’s Creed® Syndicate, the newest installment in the blockbuster Assassin’s Creed franchise, will be available worldwide on October 23 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The Windows PC version will be available this autumn.
Developed by Ubisoft Quebec in collaboration with eight other Ubisoft studios*, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is an epic single player experience set in London during the height of the Industrial Revolution, an incredible age of invention that transforms the lives of millions. During this time, the gap between the poor and the rich expands exponentially, making workers’ lives little more than legalised slavery. The lower classes fight for survival by forming a new kind of family – gangs – and adapting to life in the criminal underworld. Players will embody both Jacob Frye and Evie Frye, twin Assassins raised to follow the Creed. Jacob, a determined, hot-headed and rebellious leader of an underground gang, is vastly different than his sister Evie, a master of stealth and control. Together, Jacob and Evie team up to challenge rivals, plutocrats and Templars alike to free the masses from poverty and corruption, and, ultimately, wrestle back control of London.
In Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, players explore the largest, most modern open-world city ever created in an Assassin’s Creed game. The fighting is more brutal than ever, as players combat rival gangs and grow their sphere of influence throughout London using new weapons, including brass knuckles, a kukri knife, a revolver and the Assassin’s gauntlet. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate also includes innovative navigation and transportation throughout the open world, including a rope launcher for scaling tall Victorian buildings, zip-lining from rooftop to rooftop or performing aerial assassinations, and horse-drawn carriages and high-speed trains for free-running, tracking down enemies or escaping after daring raids.
“The ability to lead an underground gang, commandeer any vehicle on hand and use modern tools to take on an expansive and fast-paced Victorian London sets this game apart,” said Marc-Alexis Côté, Creative Director at Ubisoft. “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate has been in development for more than two years and this new modern take on the living open world will please Assassin’s Creed fans and newcomers alike.”
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