As expected, today Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, the ninth game of the popular annual franchise putting players in the hood of a member of the Assassin Order as you face off against the malevolent Templar Order. Check out the game’s debut trailer below.
GameSpot recently featured an extensive preview for the game, which revealed a series of details on what kind of game Syndicate is aiming to be. In order to repair some of the trust that was lost with last year’s glitch-laden release Assassin’s Creed Unity, Ubisoft has made a series of specific details for Syndicate available from the game’s initial announcement. One of the major complaints that arose out of Unity was the lack of female Assassins as playable characters, and that has been remedied for Syndicate. The new game will not only feature a female Assassin as a principle charaacter, but women will also appear as enemies in the story mode, from your basic grunt all the way up to a boss.
Additionally, as is the norm for the series, historical figures will play a part in the story. Since this game is set in 19th century London, two prominent figures that will appear in the game include Charles Darwin, one of the principle contributors to evolutionary theory, and Charles Dickens, the renowned writer and author of A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, and A Tale of Two Cities.
One element being added to the game is carriages, a primary mode of transportation that can also be implemented into action scenes and combat. Stealth mechanics for this game have also been tweaked yet again, and the addition of a grapple gun (similar in function to the same device from the Batman: Arkham games) will allow players to traverse buildings with a great amount of ease. With stealth, the need to try and “blend” into groups of people is gone, and instead you’ll be using the environment to hide and stay out of sight from pursuers or prey.
To see some of these newer elements in action, check out the recently released gameplay trailer.
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will be released on October 23rd on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. For more on the game as it develops, keep an eye on GeekNation!
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