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Assassin's Creed Syndicate is here and is better than we could ever have imagined. Watch the reveal of the next entry in the award-winning Assassin’s Creed franchise.

[Assassin's Creed](tag:437814) Victory or as it is now officially known, 'Syndicate' will be set in London during the late 19th century, at the heart of the industrial revolution. The assassins series will be saying farewell to Napoleon and hello to Jack the Ripper.

It is 1868 and we follow the story of Jacob Frye and his sister Evie as they attempt to liberate the cold unforgiving streets from the corrupt and merciless hands of the ganglords.

Jacob and Evie Frye must branch out into the far corners of the city in order to own and control all seven boroughs. The slums will become your fortress in your fight against the industrial machine.

The term "Syndicate" in regards to Assassin's Creed is the ultimate goal of the player. Jacob and Evie must create their own syndicates, in an attempt to unite against the common enemy, the Templars.

Being set in Victorian London will mean it's going to be dark, smoky, and probably rather smelly. Victory is a far cry away from the panoramic beauty we saw in Venice.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

There will be a focus on the the tools of the age, using technology and newly invented gizmos to navigate, repel and dispatch enemies. The assassins will still use their super stealthy ways, just this time they have a bit more fire power if you ever need to 'Go Loud.'

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

The reveal gave us a good insight into how Syndicate will play out as well as potential side missions. We got a good overview of the city as the camera flies from alley to alley, roof to roof, showing us seemingly many a side mission potential (gambling in a pub, street-racing with carriages, and so forth).

With the introduction of grappling hooks, moving vehicles and back alley gambling. Assassin's Creed Syndicate is aiming to improve and expand on the current game with new and potentially game changing ideas.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

The gameplay is faster, slicker and more inventive. The combat has been adapted to be more efficient up close and personal. Assassinations and confrontation will be up close and personal. The era demands that weapons must be concealed, this means that you will never be sure who or from where the next enemy will come from.

The use of a grapple will add an almost Spider Man type feel to the game, allowing for super fast city travel. Will we have guns? Yes. The use of machine guns and bombs will again give the player another option when it comes to mission strategy.

Twin Protagonists in Syndicate

'Strength Through Loyalty' will be the motto of this newest breed of assassin.

As with most dual play titles there will be some missions where you must play as either Jacob or Evie but mostly you will be able to choose who you play as. Each character will have their own unique skill tree to master and develop.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

If you preorder through GameStop players will receive an Assassin's Creed: Syndicate shilling necklace, a replica of the necklace Frye wears in the game

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will not release on last gen machines, it will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC and will be available worldwide on October 23

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