Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is the forthcoming title in the long-running franchise from video game publisher Ubisoft, following the release of the first Assassin’s Creed game back in 2007. Revolving around the French Revolutionary events features in Unity, the latest installment is set in Victorian era London, with a pair of twin Robin Hood-esque do-gooders serving as the production’s central playable protagonists.
Previously-released Syndicate footage, screenshots, and concept art have already promised that the Frye siblings will be a compelling duo to take control of for gamers come October 2015. That to a new trailer for Ubisoft, we now know that Rob and Evie aren’t the only featured characters in the game to look forward to.
Apparently, the Frye twins, like the protagonists from previous Assassin’s Creed games, will be guided and taught by the likes of certain key historical figures from the game’s depicted era and nation. Enter, in turn, famed evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin and serial novelist Charles Dickens, playing functionary role similar to that which Leonardo Di Vinci served starting with Assassin’s Creed II. The cast in the latest third-person stealth adventure game from Ubisoft is likely to win over the Anglophile in us all.
What’s more, players who pre-order Syndicate will be made privy to an extra set of missions featuring the two great Englishmen, an added bonus for fans of On the Origin of Species and David Copperfield alike.
Seeing as how Di Vinici served such a crucial role in some of the earliest and most critically acclaimed iterations of this particular IP, including the likes of Darwin and Dickens comes as something of a no brainer to loyal fans of the series going forward. Just how Darwin’s revolutionary ideas that contested the predominant religious fervor of the times, and where Dickens’ incendiary indictments of Victorian mores and social values will come into play in the finished title’s story, should be a fun and surprising aspect to look forward to in Syndicate (from casual and die hard devotees alike).
If Ubisoft are able to pull off what looks to be a brave, albeit ever so slightly harebrained appropriation of the two historical Brits, then Jacob and Evie Frye might just become two of the most compelling master assassins for players to take control of yet. Either way, it’s hard to deny the industrialist sheen that the game has so far been able to show off, making it a release for gamers to look out for this fall.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will be available to purchase from all participating retailers in the U.S. on October 23rd, 2015 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.