Ubisoft has unveiled two trailers showcasing their twin protagonists in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
The first, features Evie Frye as she works her way through a factory using a number of assassination techniques from distracting an unsuspecting guard with a quick whistle to using her hidden blade to slice open her target’s neck. The coolest point of the trailer comes when Evie unveils her cane-sword. She rips through three enemies parrying their blows and countering with effective precision.
The second trailer focuses on Evie’s brother Jacob. Jacob is the leader of a gang called The Rooks. He combats the ever-present threat of the Templars as they attempt to exploit an orphanage and turn the children into slave labor for their factory.
In order to put a stop to their machinations, Jacob hunts down the primary Templar in a high speed horse and buggy chase (it’s actually a lot cooler than it sounds) that debuts new gadgets and technology. He even finds himself on top of a speeding train at one point.
The most interesting cut-scene takes place in a local pub when Jacob attempts to recruit a rival gang into his own. It turns into a big bar brawl where Jacob’s hand-to-hand combat skills are on full display. The only downside is he keeps removing his awesome top-hat when he fights!
Speaking of the sweet top hat, I’ve heard grumblings that the turn of the century or Industrial Revolution era settings are getting old. I beg to differ. I absolutely love the aesthetic, style, and feeling of the world UbiSoft is creating with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. It reminds me a lot of the Netflix show Peaky Blinders and who doesn’t want more fantastic mustaches, stylish hats, and sharp looking suits. The folks had swagger and style back then.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 23, 2015 and will hit PC during the Holidays.
Check out the trailers and let us know what you think in the comments below. Is the Industrial Revolution setting worn out?