Well, it’s not like they were ever going to stop making them, but now we have Assassin’s Creed Syndicate announced as Ubisoft’s – 7th? 10th? – whatever, the latest game in their staggeringly large franchise. We’re getting closer and closer to the modern age as this installment introduces the player to Jacob Frye, gangster and Englishman, as we stealthily murder our way through London in the heart of the industrial revolution.
Playing as Jacob will allow players to build their own gang to defeat rival groups and work towards assisting the beaten down, working class citizens of London, all while fighting in style with a top hat and neat new toys like a sword-cane and a rope launcher for scaling buildings. Train robbing is advertised as a feature of the game,which is something I believe should be in every game, along with images that make it seem like carriage-racing may come into play. Ubisoft has videos available to demonstrate some of the features and combat of the new game, which I’m sure everyone wants to see.
Of course, after the disastrous launch that was Assassin’s Creed Unity, one can’t help but wonder if some faith in the Ubisoft brand has wavered. Filled with glitches that would in some cases render Unity unplayable, it remains to be seen whether the Assassin’s Creed brand is strong enough to rake in large amounts of preorders, or if customers are going to be a bit more cautious this time, waiting to see what kind of product is actually released come October. I also noticed that the Wii U logo is present on their launch site, so perhaps Ubisoft’s new game is less powerful than Unity, which couldn’t run on the console, or they’ve optimized and can return to Nintendo.
Either way, it’s the hot-button issue of the day, as Ubisoft’s franchise continues to approach Final Fantasy and Call of Duty numbers in game releases. We’ll keep you posted as more news comes to light. Everyone hyped for the October 2015 launch? Leave a comment below and all that jazz; sword-canes, ho!