Assassins Creed Syndicate is the ninth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed video game franchise. The newest title in the series is set at the time of the Industrial Revolution in Victorian era London, and follows the events of the beleaguered player-experience attendant to Assassin’s Creed Unity (and its French revolutionary assassin) of the late eighteenth century.
A feature film adaptation of the franchise is on the way starring the likes of Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. However, the new trailer (see above), concept art, and screen shots for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – only just recently released by video game developer and publisher Ubisoft – come at a time when the promise of a new Assassins Creed game sure to win over even the most jaded Unity players is already more needed than ever.
Ubisoft appeared interested in addressing fan blowback to recent Assassin’s Creed game installments by delivering a new game that’s even more exciting than the similarly ambitious Unity. According to the developer, the latest addition to the property will deliver the goods, based on the following narrative premise:
“Set in London during the height of the Industrial Revolution, players will step into the shoes of twin Master Assassins, Jacob and Evie Frye. Fighting to liberate London, Jacob and Evie help define the birth of organized crime in an adventure filled with action, intrigue, and brutal combat. The development of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is being led by Ubisoft Quebec.”
Check out new screenshots and concept art for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, below:
Seeing as the Assassin’s Creed series has always excelled based on the promise of its featured historical settings and original cast of antiquated characters, Syndicate should be another thrilling entry in the lucrative gaming IP. After allowing players to explore France in the late eighteenth century, it’s only logical that the next historic location to receive recreation would be something like nineteenth century England, and Syndicate replicates the visual aesthetics of its new temporal locale in spades.
Given that the feature film Assassin’s Creed adaptation is still over a year away, the latest video game title from Ubisoft should tide over fan anticipation in the meantime. The Frye Twins look like a lot of fun, and their individual stories and personalities will be exciting to get to know when the game sees release later this fall. Even if you were disappointed with Ubisoft’s last action-adventure/stealth outing, there’s something about their latest sequel that at least appears more exciting and playful, by comparison.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will be available worldwide on October 23rd, 2015 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with the Windows PC version becoming available shortly thereafter.