Assassin's Creed Syndicate Revealed: Trailer And Gameplay
It's time to learn all about this year's entry.
Ubisoft has formally revealed Assassin's Creed Syndicate (previously known as "Assassin's Creed Victory") and it is indeed set in 1868 London.
But more than that, the developers have overhauled the long-standing combat system, and they've reworked the platforming and stealth mechanics as well. Protagonists Jacob and Evie Frye will explore the city's seven boroughs and in their travels, they will encounter plenty of enemies. But while before we spent our time hiding behind haystacks and walls and such, we won't be hiding in Syndicate.
Instead, the game will encourage you to use your environment. You can still crouch (and even crawl) but there will be no button to enter and exit cover; instead, there will be a "softer snap," when you tap a button to fluidly move between navigation and stealth. The whistle feature will return (whistle to attract a guard's attention), and throwing knives are back as well, but much more versatile.
Navigation is also smoother and we'll get new tools like the rope launcher. Perhaps most importantly is the addition of vehicles; players can hijack horse-and-buggies in this new virtual world, ala Grand Theft Auto. If you break the rules of the road, the cops will be after you, too. Yes, this is a very ambitious project and it sounds very promising...you want to see it now, don't you?
Well, here you go. And yes, Assassin's Creed Syndicate is slated to launch later this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Ubisoft later clarified that no more AC games would be made for PS3 and Xbox 360 so you had better upgrade if you haven't already!
5/12/2015 5:15:51 PM Ben Dutka