Get those hidden daggers ready, and prepare to firmly shove people aside as you make you way through the crowded streets of London en route to stabbity-stab some people: Ubisoft has announced Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the next chapter in everyone’s favorite historical stealth-adventure saga.
Syndicate unfolds in Victorian London during the Industrial Revolution – and this time, it’s a vast open-world environment, and the largest ever seen in an Assassin’s Creed game. It’s also a more modern setting, which means you’ll get to pull all sorts of mean parkour moves across moving vehicles, engage in some wetwork on a steamboat, and even partake in a few tense street races. Twin protagonists Jacob an Evie Frye have some bold new tech up their stabby sleeves, too; Syndicate brings an all-new arsenal of modern killing implements.
Story-wise, it’s up to you to take these neophyte assassins and turn them into the leaders of London’s most fearsome gang. Yep, that’s where the Syndicate part comes in: You get to build up your own posse, crush your rivals, conquer the mean streets of London, and free the oppressed masses from all manner of tyranny.
“The ability to become the leader of an underground gang and take on an expansive and fast-paced Victorian London sets this game apart from previous Assassin’s Creed titles,” said Marc-Alexis Côté, creative director at Ubisoft Quebec. “We’ve been working on Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for several years, and we’re confident that with this new take, and the great living open world we’re creating, fans will be thrilled by the game.”
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will be available this holiday season for Xbox One and Windows PC.