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Assassin's Creed Syndicate trailer and walkthrough video published

by Mark Tyson on 13 May 2015, 09:46

Tags: Ubisoft (LON:UBI)

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The new Assassin's Creed game is set in London during the industrial revolution. Assassin's Creed Syndicate introduces brother and sister assassins which you can switch between during your open world adventures. The new game picks up 75 years after the previous instalment. You will be fighting on behalf of London's enslaved working class. In other Ubisoft games news Tom Clancy's The Division has been delayed again, this time to the first calendar quarter of 2016.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate introduces both class warfare and gang warfare to the series. As the official Ubisoft release describes it: "London. 1868. The Industrial Revolution. An age of invention and prosperity, built on the backs of working class slaves. As gangster assassin Jacob Frye, you will recruit your gang to fight for justice on behalf of the oppressed working class. Lead the underworld to take back London in a visceral adventure filled with action, intrigue and brutal combat."

Accompanying the official launch trailer, Ubisoft has published a Gameplay Walkthough, showing us over nine minutes of action from the game as it is played. There are seven London boroughs to enjoy and travel around in horse & carriage and trains. You gain control of each of the boroughs in the game by defeating the rival gangs in each of them.

During the game you will be able to switch from playing Jacob Frye to his twin sister Evie. She is also an assassin who specialises in a "silent, swift, invisible strike." The weapons available at your disposal include the kukri knife, brass knuckles, and sword cane. You can also run over enemies in your carriage. Ubisoft shows off the new rope launcher which will help you scale buildings and take enemies by surprise.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate will be available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC from 23rd October, 2015.

As mentioned in the intro, we have some other Ubisoft news just in. Buried on page 19 of Ubisoft's FY15 earnings presentation is a statement which says that Tom Clancy's The Division, the "highly anticipated open-world MMO RPG," will be released in the first calendar quarter of 2016. We've been reporting news on this game with "amazing graphics," courtesy of the Snowdrop Engine since 2013 and it was due this year after a previous delay.

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I always pre-order the AC games out of habit - I really don't want to considering the pain I had with Unity, but then that has been the only game in the series that I have had issues with…

If this was anything like AC:BF then I will snap it up. The characters seem a bit more interesting than Unity which I really did not get invested in the plot of the main players as they just seemed bland.

Decisions decisions.
I have been a long time fan of the AC games and I own plenty of them. The mistake I made was getting excited about Unity after enjoying the heck out of Black Flag. Luckily I resisted the urge to pre-order Unity and have not, to this point, played it.

Syndicate looks like it's building on the feel of Unity and keeping things rooted on turf. Ubi don't conduct themselves such that you should pre-order so I'd wait until closer to release before you make your decision.
WTB: dead horse being flogged emoji!

I am sure we will here about the AssCreed 15 in a couple of weeks time……..

As for the division, I was unaware it was an MMORPG….I thought it was supposed to be an open world shooter? Anyway, no surprise it's been delayed, they just pulled another team in to work on the multiplayer……
Another one already ?
Quantity over quality? Sigh!

Are these names even British ? Jacob Frye, Evie ? And, why is an Asian guy named Henry ??

Jacob Frye should have been James Savoy. Evie should have been Charlotte
I wish they'd take a year's break to develop the games properly. 2 Years to sell a good game would surely make them more than 1 year to make a bad game, unless they're really raking it in that well via preorders which won't last long the more they burn those players anyway.

I'll keep an eye on it as I did Unity and the other AC games but won't be preordering and won't be in any rush to buy it until I know its a good game with a solid (by ubisoft standards) PC port. I like the AC games but Ubisoft need to pull in the reigns a little, the series is already repetitive as hell without throwing yearly releases in the mix.