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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Is Here At Last

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate came out today for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. It costs $59.99.

The game takes place in London in 1868, and stars twin Assassins Evie and Jacob Frye. London is in a grim situation, under total control by the brutal Templar Grand Master Crawford Sterrick.

In contrast to last year’s Unity, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate has actually been getting solid reviews from outlets like Gamespot and Polygon. We’ll have our review up next week.

In Jacob and Evie players can embody two playstyles: Jacob is an aggressive brawler, and Evie is stealthy and dangerous. Both are charming as heck. New weapons are introduced in Syndicate, including a sword cane, brass knuckles, and a kukri knife. Traveling around the city of London is simplified with the addition of a rope-launcher so that Evie and Jacob can zipline between buildings.

Best news of all (for me at least) the murder mysteries introduced in Unity are back, in a series called “The Dreadful Crimes.” These are based on actual Penny Dreadful stories that circulated among the working-class in 19th Century London.

Players can purchase a Season Pass for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate that includes Jack the Ripper’s case, as well as other story missions involving historical figures like Duleep Singh.

Ubisoft is introducing a new rewards program called Ubisoft Club, through which you can purchase new costume packs and weapons for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. These include the Master Assassin Pack, and color customizations as well.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will introduce the first transgender character in the series, a man named Ned Wynert. It also features the first playable female Assassin in a main series game, Evie Frye. She joins Aveline du Grandpré and Shao Jun, from Assassin’s Creed Liberation and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, respectively. Two more Assassin’s Creed Chronicles games are planned. One will feature an Indian Assassin, and the other a Russian. The Chronicles games are 2.5D platformers, and the final two are set to be released by the end of this year.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will also come out for PC on November 19.

Simone de Rochefort is a game journalist, writer, podcast host, and video producer who does a prolific amount of Stuff. You can find her on Twitter @doomquasar, and hear her weekly on tech podcast Rocket, as well as Pixelkin’s Gaming With the Moms podcast. You can always count on Simone to make it weird.
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Simone de Rochefort is a game journalist, writer, podcast host, and video producer who does a prolific amount of Stuff. You can find her on Twitter @doomquasar, and hear her weekly on tech podcast Rocket, as well as Pixelkin's Gaming With the Moms podcast. You can always count on Simone to make it weird.

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