The Assassin’s Creed series has been giving us game after game of stabbing, climbing and taking leaps of faith since 2007. The newest addition to the family is Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, which drops on Oct. 23, 2015. If you’re like me, you’ll be spending countless hours strolling around Victorian London heavily armed. From the video below, it seems we’re going to need all the weapons we can get.
In the U.S. story trailer, we get to meet the villains, the protagonists and the rough-and-tumble city of London. First, the villains: It seems the Templars have a stranglehold over London and control all aspects of society, from transportation to science and technology. The trailer lays it out for us: Get to boss Crawford Starrick through his henchmen. But these henchmen are well connected and well protected.
Luckily, the Assassin heroes seem capable enough. Twins Jacob and Evie Frye are on the job to protect the city.
As we know from Ubisoft, we can play either brother or sister. For someone who has always wanted to dive off the sides of buildings as a female character, this is something I’m aching to get my hands on. However, while Evie uses AC's trademark stealth approach, Jacob is more cocky and in your face and gives us the opportunity to play AC as a brawler.
Perhaps I’ll need to play it twice.
How many hours do you expect to spend ridding the city of Templar scum? Let us know in the comments.