Londo n Calling
Ubisoft takes on the Victorian era in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
The hooded brotherhood won’t be free- running into cinemas until late next year but there’s not long to go before Assassin’s Creed Syndicate arrives on PC and consoles. Featuring twin brother and sister Assassins, the historical action adventure is set in the muchanticipated Victorian era. Amidst London’s Industrial Revolution in 1868, gang members Jacob and Evie Frye are taking on the Templars armed not only with the traditional hidden blade, but also an all- new Batman- style rope launcher to send them hurtling across the London skyline.
In a first for the series, both Assassins are playable in a beautiful open world London, and each have their own unique strengths and tools. “Jacob approaches situations more head- on. He’s more focused towards fighting his way into and out of a situation so his skill tree is more geared towards combat,” creative director Marc Alexis Cote says. “Evie is more strategic, more thoughtful and her skill tree’s more geared towards stealth.”
Stealth has been upgraded this time around as you switch your top hat for a hood, and missions deliver far more choice than previous sneaky outings. With London looking huge – there are seven unique districts to explore – and Charles Darwin and Dickens making starring appearances in future DLC, Syndicate is shaping up to be criminally good.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate releases on PS4 and Xbox One on 23 October and on PC one month later.
Such an authentic recreation you’ll be able to smell the Thames.