Everything We Know About Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

Twin protagonists lead this year's Assassin's Creed title.

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The next main entry in the long-running Assassin’s Creed franchise is Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, previously known through content leaks as Assassin’s Creed Victory.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate--set to launch this fall on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC--brings the franchise into the modern era. We learned tons of new information about the game, so be sure to check out our other stories detailing the highlights. If any other big stories break, we'll add them here:

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Overview

Set in 1868 London at the height of the Industrial Revolution, Syndicate follows twin sibling assassins Jacob and Evie Frye as they rally the city’s criminal underground to a common cause: overthrowing the ruling Templar power.

The "Syndicate" in the name comes from what will ultimately be players’ goal: to create their own criminal syndicate, a group of people fighting for the common cause of bringing down the Templars. According to the developers, every activity within the game--every side mission as well as the main story missions--will in some way contribute to this goal.

Although some story missions are designed for either Jacob or Evie, most of the time you’ll be able to choose which twin to play as. Both have their own skill trees, offering up two unique individuals to develop. At their disposal will be new systematic vehicles, which can be hijacked Grand Theft Auto-style as well as used to cause diversions, and the Arkham-esque rope launcher.

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate has been in development for almost three years with Ubisoft’s Quebec City studio. The studio has been contributing to the Assassin’s Creed franchise since Brotherhood, the most recent content including Assassin’s Creed III’s Tyranny of King Washington and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s Freedom Cry DLC. While Ubisoft’s other nine studios are contributing to the project, Ubisoft Quebec is heading main development on Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

Ubisoft Quebec noted that there are no plans to release Assassin’s Creed Syndicate on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 or Wii U.

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