Details have been unveiled regarding “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate,” the next instalment in the long-running historical action-adventure series.
Set in London in 1868, the game features twin playable protagonists – the hot headed Jacob and his stealth expert sister Evie Frye. In the open world game, players will be able to switch freely between the two characters – though story missions will restrict the choice for narrative reasons.
The pair from Crawley head to London as the Industrial Revolution reaches its climax. Their goal, to free the masses from the poverty they suffer and lead an uprising against an oppressive establishment which conceals the Templars. Novelist Charles Dickens and biologist Charles Darwin feature in the narrative.
One interesting twist – this game will be single-player only, no multiplayer. This allows for the biggest city based open-world ever for an “Assassin’s Creed” game with Victorian London stretching across six boroughs (Westminster, the Strand, the City of London, Whitechapel, Southwark, and Lambeth) and being approximately 30% larger than the map in “Assassin’s Creed: Unity”.
“Assassin’s Creed Syndicate” will release worldwide on PS4 and Xbox One on October 23rd and later in the Fall for the PC. Check out the two-minute debut trailer, an eighty second piece about one of the protagonists, a nine-minute gameplay trailer, an eighteen-minute featurette, and the game’s official cover art below: