The next Assassin’s Creed game has been confirmed, with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate to be set in Victorian London.
Focussing on a new assassin, Jacob Frye and his twin sister Evie, Syndicate is based in 1868 and will see more close-quarters combat paired with a new traffic system and gameplay options.
“Jacob is a born and raised assassin,” developer Ubisoft said of the upcoming game’s lead protagonist.
They added: “He is all about the thrill, he is all about the chase. Evie is the twin sister of Jacob. She is going to guide Jacob.”
Having shown off a series of pre-alpha footage, Ubisoft has confirmed that Frye will benefit from a range of weaponry, including a curved Kukri knife, a Victorian revolver, brass knuckles and a hydraulic Assassin Gauntlet.
Built around the industrial revolution, Syndicate will see Victorian London immortalised in game form, with our nation’s capitol split into seven boroughs.
“It is a completely new Assassin’s Creed. It is respectful to the franchise but offers new gameplay options,” the developer said.
Discussing the game, an official Ubisoft spokesperson stated: “We are making combat much more closer range than ever before. We are making combat much more like a brawl.”
They added: “Syndicate’s traffic system is going to open up far more gameplay options. Trains and carriages will let gamers travel throughout the city.”
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Syndicate, which has been development for the past two years, will launch for Xbox One and PS4 on October 23.
The game’s PC release has been pegged simply as ‘autumn 2015’.