Everything We Know About Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Twin protagonists lead this year's Assassin's Creed title.
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:
- How Assassin's Creed Syndicate Reinvents Stealth and Combat in the Series -- We've seen minor changes to the game's mechanics over the years, but this looks like the biggest departure yet.
- GTA-Style Vehicles in an Assassin's Creed Game? -- Ubisoft is borrowing an interesting mechanic from Rockstar's popular franchise.
- New Rope Launcher Adds a Batman Twist to Your Arsenal -- Fans of Arkham Knight will appreciate this new way of getting around the city.
- Story, Characters, and Setting Breakdown -- We don't know everything yet, but here's a summary of Syndicate's world.
- Why Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Won’t Have Multiplayer -- After Assassin's Creed Unity's multiplayer experiment, we ask the developers why they're avoiding it this time around.
- Assassin's Creed Syndicate Release Date Confirmation - Xbox One and PS4 versions given October release while PC version listed as "holiday" 2015.
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.
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.
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