Ubisoft details Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, set for October release

Ubisoft has provided some more information about the latest entry in its Assassin’s Creed series, Syndicate.

In a announcement video, the publisher revealed that the title is being developed by Ubisoft Quebec.

This is the first Assassin’s Creed game that the Quebec studio has headed up development on, though it helped with the making of Brotherhood, Revelations, Black Flag, Unity and Rogue. Eight other studios are helping Quebec.

Syndicate is set in Victorian Industrial Revolution London in 1868 as per the Kotaku leak at the end of last year.
Players take on the roles Jacob Fry andhis twin sister Evie.

The title has seen something of an overhaul in its combat, with players adopting more of a brawl-style system of combat rather than the sword play of prior releases. Gamers will be using knives, brass knuckles and other hidden weapons to take down foes, as well as guns like revolvers.

As per usual, assassin’s have a number of gadgets at their disposal, including a rope launcher grappling hook.

And London is populated with an assortment of vehicles including trains and carriages that players can drive, steal, assassinate from and hide in.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 23rd, while the PC release will be out in autumn 2015. It also seems that Ubisoft will not be releasing a PS3 and Xbox 360 title, like last year’s Rogue, as the company moves away from those platforms.

"The ability to lead an underground gang, commandeer any vehicle on hand and use modern tools to take on an expansive and fast-paced Victorian London sets this game apart,” said Ubisoft Quebec creative director Marc-Alexis Ct.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate has been in development for more than two years and this new modern take on the living open world will please Assassin’s Creed fans and newcomers alike.”

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