Assassin’s Creed has become as much of an annual franchise as Call of Duty. Last year’s Assassin’s Creed took us to the streets of Paris, which was awesome. This year’s Assassin’s Creed will take us to London, according to a new trailer from Ubisoft released today.
That new trailer was published on YouTube and can be seen below:
In the game, gamers will play the roles of two characters: Jacob and Evie Frye. The pair are described as “gangster assassins” who are devoted to restoring justice to London’s working class.
The game is set during the Industrial Revolution, which took place from 1760 to about 1830.
Some rumors, however, have suggested that the game is going to be set in 1868 Victorian era London, which would take place just after some would say the Industrial Revolution ended.
Clearly, Ubisoft is following a chronological trajectory with its games. The series started in the Crusades-era Middle East before moving onto Renaissance Italy, Revolutionary War-era America, pirate-era Caribbean, French Revolution-era France, and now we have Industrial-Revolution-era Great Britain.
Clearly, the series is attracted to revolutions and great upheavals in society.
In any case, one of the major impacts of the Industrial Revolution for people in the United Kingdom was that the standard of living increased hugely for the first time in history. It looks like Ubisoft will put you in charge of increasing that standard of living when Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate releases later this year.
Assassins’ Creed: Syndicate Release Date
Along with unveiling the new trailer, Ubisoft announced a release date for Syndicate, and it should come as no surprise. Just like most other AC games that came before it, Syndicate will arrive in October.
The Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate release date is October 23, 2015 for Xbox One and PS4. However, the PC version may be delayed until Q3 or Q4 2015.
There’s no word yet on details about the game, although based on the trailer above, it looks like it will use the same engine as the Assassin’s Creed games that came before it, so don’t expect any major changes (aside from the setting, of course).
We don’t know where characters will go in Syndicate. Will we just get to visit London? Or will we get to visit other cities across the UK as well?
Prior to officially announcing the game today, Ubisoft referred to the new Assassin’s Creed game as Victory, which was a codename.