At the end of last year a leak for the latest entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise appeared online. Based on the leak we heard about the games Victorian setting, as well as the game being titled Assassins Creed Victory, however as it turns out the setting was correct but the title was simply a working title.
Ubisoft today officially announced the latest entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise titled Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Syndicate will take place in Victorian London during the Industrial Revolution (one of my personal favorite points in history thanks to the romantics) and it will feature two playable characters. The two characters being called Jacob and Evie Frye adding some much gender equality for players of the games. Ubisoft describes Jacob as a “more hot headed, brash and rebellious” figure, while his sister Evie is described as “a relentless Assassin” and “a master of stealth”. While exploring the games open world you will be able to freely switch between characters so you can possibly have different styles in the world and play as you preferred gender, however when doing missions you will be restricted to a specific character for narrative reasons which I am sure we will deal with.
The story of Syndicate will see the twins for Crawly headed to the city, as the Industrial Revolution reaches its climax to free the masses from the poverty they suffer and lead an uprising against an oppressive establishment which conceals the Templars. Among your allies will be prominent Victorians, including novelist Charles Dickens and biologist Charles Darwin.
Online has not been used in this Assassin’s Creed game, and the game is strictly single player, Ubisoft themselves did not take the decision to go down this route lightly (even though I personally think will make many of us happy) and was done so the team at Quebec could “focus on creating the biggest city based open-world that we’ve ever had for an Assassin’s Creed game”, and if you thought Unity had a big world then you will be shocked to find out that Victorian London will be 30% larger then Unity’s. London will consist of six boroughs: Westminster, the Strand, the City of London, Whitechapel, Southwark, and Lambeth. The Thames will also play a prominent role in the game, acting as the major entry and exit point for the beating heart of the Empire.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will release worldwide on PS4 and Xbox One on October 23rd, and later in the autumn for the PC version.
Lets just hope that Syndicate arrives in better shape then Unity and defines itself as the true current generation Assassin’s Creed experience. You can find the trailer for the game below: