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Assassin's Creed Syndicate Announced, Set In London

Alive alive-o

This year's instalment of Assassin's Creed will visit Merrye Olde Victoriane Londone, Ubisoft announced today (and as we knew ages ago), in Assassin's Creed Syndicate [official site]. It's due on PC this autumn with carriages to ride, urchins to milk for information, working class gangs to recruit, and a smattering of comedy cockneyisms.

Come have a look in the nine-minute gameplay trailer, showing off one mission.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate is set in London during the year 1868 and sees protagonists Jacob and Evie liberating boroughs (pronounced burrows, apparently) of London by igniting a gang war throughout the city. The gameplay demonstration showed off a few new features to the game, which otherwise looks pretty similar to Assassin's Creed Unity in a lot of ways. The rope launcher allows you to quickly leap up most buildings, making all that pesky climbing a thing of the past. Other new features include environmental takedowns and roaming the streets in a horse and carriage.

It's being made by Ubisoft Quebec, not usual series leads Ubisoft Montreal. While Ubisoft have given concrete release dates for the console versions of the game (October 23rd), we're lumbered with a more nebulous "autumn" window, which probably means we'll see the PC version pushed to early 2016. Again. Still, at least they're up front about it this time.

Check out the videos below for more details and, if the cockney accents get too much for you, join us in removing our hats and entering stealth mode.

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