Though some of the information didn’t come as a surprise due to several leaks, Ubisoft took to the internet this morning to officially announce Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate , which will be coming to PS4 and Xbox One on October 23rd, and to PC later this fall. As speculated, the game–which is developed by Ubisoft’s Quebec studio instead of the one in Montreal– takes place in Victorian-era London, and will feature a grappling hook of sorts and an emphasis on carriages.
Also, the rumors that the game was to star both a male and female protagonist were confirmed. Syndicate stars twin assassins Jacob and Evie Frye during the year 1886, at the heart of the Industrial Revolution. The head of their own underground gang, they take over and rally other gangs in the area to take down the Templar power controlling the city. The interesting thing about Jacob and Evie is that while there are indeed certain missions designed for a particular character, most of the time you’ll be able to choose which character you want to play as.
The developers claim this is the fastest paced game in the series and features an all new emphasis on close combat. Your assassin will be armed with things like brass knuckles, hidden knives and pistols, making it more of a brawler than ever before. It also features an all new rope launcher, which can be used by your player during combat as well as out on the town, allowing Jacob and his sister Evie to scale buildings and traverse the city with ease.
As for the the carriages, you’ll be able to take control of them GTA style, quickly navigate your way through the busy city, hide in them, fight on them, and jump from carriage to carriage. They’ve brought back the whistle with stealth mode, which is set to focus less on melding in with groups of people, and more on sneaking around and controlling the area. The addition of the rope-launching grappling hook will aid this, allowing your assassin to easily sneak from building to building to take down enemies down below. For more on the gameplay and to see it all in action, check out the gameplay video below.
So what do you think of the new game? Are you excited to grapple your way through the back alleys of Victorian-era London? Let us know in the comments below.