What, another Assassin’s Creed game is coming? Yup, that’s definitely the case and to prove it, Ubisoft has posted a new trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, which will launch first on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 On October 23, and later this fall for the PC.
Syndicate is set in Victorian London in the year 1868. The story will revolve around twin gangster assassins: Jacob and Evie Frye. That’s right, you’ll be able to control either a female or male protagonist to create mayhem. Or as Ubisoft puts it, “You will recruit your gang to fight for justice on behalf of the oppressed working class.”
Although there will be no multiplayer in Syndicate, there is still plenty to get excited about including the ability to hijack and ride atop carriages and hitch a ride on trains to explore the open world of London. According to GameSpot, you’ll also be introduced to a revised recruitment system which will allow you to build your gang and take part in massive street brawls.
You can get a general feel for Syndicate by watching the brief debut trailer below:
But if you want a more in-depth look at the gameplay in Syndicate, be sure to check out this much longer 9-minute gameplay walkthrough which gives you a more through overview or what to expect.
And if that isn’t enough, there’s another brief video which shows some of the weapons included in Syndicate including a kukri knife, brass knuckles (oh yeah), and a new rope launcher which makes a perfect setup for surprise sneak attacks.
Remember though that these video clips all feature pre-alpha footage so the graphics and player animations may leave a little to be desired. But Ubisoft has plenty to time to work out the kinks before the console release in October.
With that said, we hope that Ubisoft has better luck with Syndicate than it did with Assassin’s Creed: Unity, which launched in November 2014. The game was fraught with bugs, and offered gamers free DLC and even a free game for their troubles. However, Ubisoft didn’t just do this out of the goodness of its heart, customers that took advantage of the free game offer had to agree not to sue the company over Unity gameplay issues.