Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

The Assassin’s Creed series of video games concerns the exploits of various characters descended from the Ḥashshashin muslim brotherhood which rose to prominence during the First Crusade. The first game in the series followed the exploits of the disgraced assassin Altair as he seeks to regain his status by assassinating nine key Templar figures. A simple enough premise for any videogame… only it isn’t. The game soon reveals that Altairs’ exploits are not occurring in the present. Indeed all the events of these games are the ancestral memories of a man named Desmond Miles who himself is a descendant of the Hashshashin order. Alive and not-so-well in 2012, Desmond has been captured by an organisation know as Abstergo and has been forced to use a machine known as the Animus so that the location of certain artifacts known as “Pieces of Eden” may be recovered. It is soon revealed that the rivalry between the Hashshashin and the Templars has continued on into the modern era with Abstergo being the modern face of the Templars.

 

The other entries of the series occur in different time periods and follow the adventures of different characters. Assassin’s Creed II takes place in Renaissance Italy (Florence to be exact). Assassin’s Creed III takes place North America during the American Revolution. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag adopted an expanded open world gameplay style set in the Age of Sail in the Caribbean. Assassin’s Creed: Unity was set in Paris in 1789. Numerous other entries have acted as prequels to some of the games in the main series or explored aspects within some of these games.

 

The series itself has experienced its highs (Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag) and lows (Assassin’s Creed: Unity) and on the 23rd of October 2015 the next installment will be released: Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. Syndicate will take place in Victorian London in 1868. A major new dynamic in gameplay will be the ability for the player to switch between two main protagonists during play, either a man named Jacob Frye or a woman known as Evie Frye – sister to the aforementioned. Boasting an open world environment 30% larger than Assassin’s Creed: Unity, players can make use of horse carriages, steam trains and the soot-black rooftops of Industrial London as they seek to unite the criminal underworld to their cause and overthrow Templar control of the city.

 

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