Ubisoft announced officially today this fall’s iteration of the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
The full unveiling took some time to directly address Assassin’s Creed Unity‘s failures while also reminding us that humans did, in fact, make the game and have feelings.
Then we jumped into learning a bit about the game. The leaked material so far has been pretty accurate.
As expected, Syndicate takes place in Victorian-era London. You’ll play as Jacob Frye. We know from earlier in the reveal that Jacob was raised by the assassins. His motivations are unclear, but so far his primary interest doesn’t seem to be one of simple revenge but more of an interest in the exploitation of workers to make unjust profit, mirroring some of today’s political questions. If this holds true it would be a refreshing change from many of the past Creed games.
Alongside Jacob is his sister Evie, described as being calculating and guiding versus Jacob’s passionate brutality. She wasn’t specifically shown as being playable, but with every other leak proving true, the idea that she is isn’t a far-fetched one.
I’ve personally been begging for an Assassin’s Creed to be set in this city and era for years, and I’m looking forward to seeing if Ubisoft has their tech under control this time to give us the experience we’re hoping for.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is set to release Oct. 23, 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.