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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate confirmed, set in Victorian London

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.”

The game has been previewed ahead of a global release this October on Xbox One and PS4.

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’.

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