Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Announced

Earlier this morning, Ubisoft announced their newest addition to the Assassin’s Creed franchise, titled Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

This one will be set in London during the height of the Industrial Revolution. Ubisoft describes the gap between the poor and the rich expands exponentially during this time, making workers’ lives little more than legalised slavery. The lower classes fight for survival by forming a new kind of family, notably gangs, and adapting to life in the underworld.

Players will get to experience Assassin’s Creed Syndicate with two protagonists, Jacob Frye and Evie Frye – twin Assassins raised to follow the Creed. Jacob, a determined, hot-headed and rebellious leader of an underground gang, is vastly different than his sister Evie, a master of stealth and control. Together, Jacob and Evie team up to challenge rivals, plutocrats and Templars alike to free the masses from poverty and corruption, and ultimately wrestle back control of London.

Creative Director for Ubisoft, Marc-Alexis Côté mentions that “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”.

“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”.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate releases worldwide on 23 October for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC release in Spring 2015. More information on Assassin’s Creed Syndicate can be found from the official site.