This year’s Assassin’s Creed is slowly approaching and there is much that we know about Ubisoft Quebec’s Industrial Revolution take on the Assassin’s Creed franchise that we had to put a guide together. As you take on the roles of Jacob and Evie Frye as they navigate the dark underground world of the organised crime world during the Victorian era. The game introduces brand new travelling systems, refined combat, and new stealth mechanics that will all add up to bring about the best Assassin’s Creed title to date.

It is 1869 and the Industrial Revolution is in full swing, the Assassin Brotherhood has fallen to the Templars and twins, Jacob and Evie Frye arrive in London to find the city controlled by the Templars. As children raised under the “Creed”, Jacob and Evie Frye plan to take back the city from the Templars by uniting the criminal underground. Historic figures like Jack the Ripper, Charles Darwin, and Charles Dickens will all make an appearance as the Assassin’s Brotherhood rises from the underground to end the Templar threat.

Related: The Weapons of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

The Frye Family

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will bring about the first time that you will be able to freely switch between two playable characters, and it is the first title to see a fully playable female lead and we love that.

Jacob Frye is a hot-heated brawler who specialises in close-combat, while Evie relies on stealth and strategy. Your main weapon loadout comes in the form of a set of brass knuckles, a revolver, a cane sword, and a kukuri. These weapons will be upgradable and replaceable by newer weapons that you can purchase using the same character customisation found in Assassin’s Creed Unity.

The Rope Launcher will make its debut as a brand new way to travel around the city. This Rope Launcher will allow you to grapple up and down buildings at a rapid rate, and can even be used to swing above enemies for a quick take down, or to pull them off a high ledge.

Facts about the game

  • There will be no PS3 and Xbox 360 version of the game.
  • There will be no multiplayer component at all in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
  • Jacob and Evie can take control of era-specific vehicles like horse-drawn carriages and stream trains.
  • The game will focus more on hand-to-hand combat than ever before.
  • Stealth has been refined as you slink along walls and behind cover to take the silent approach. This will be more fluid and less buggy than Assassin’s Creed Unity.
  • The game will feature an in-depth game management mode, where you can recruit new members, change the overall look of your uniforms and manage their skills.

The Game Editions

We recently covered the news that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will receive exclusive pre-order details, but the game itself will come in various editions with their own exclusive DLC.

Pre-Order DLC *All Editions* – Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy

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As the trailer shows off, the player will meet Darwin and Dickens, two of the greatest minds in the Victorian era, and assist them in saving the citizens of London. Each of these missions in this DLC pack will unfold a new chapter in the history surrounding these men.

Pre-Order DLC *All Editions* – Twins Gears Set

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An exclusive set of gear for both Evie and Jacob.

The Rooks Edition Contents – R799.00

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Physical Content

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate game.
  • Exclusive Collector’s Box.
  • Double-sided London Map with street advertising on the back.
  • A high quality art book including concept art that inspired the game.
  • The official game soundtrack.

Digital Content

2 additional single player missions for an extra hour of gameplay:

  • The Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy: Embark on two pulse-quickening missions that will take you into the inner sanctums of London’s most influential men. Defend Charles Darwin’s discoveries from those who would kill to silence him. And help a friend of legendary writer Charles Dickens keep a secret that could get him killed.
  • Runaway Train: As a runaway train thunders through London at top speed, you must find and fix the train’s critical flaws before you run out of time — or railway tracks.

Charing Cross Edition ContentsR1200.00

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Physical Content

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate game.
  • Exclusive Collector’s Box.
  • Jacob Cross-Road Figurine (26 cm)
  • Double-sided London Map with street advertising on the back.
  • A high quality art book including concept art that inspired the game.
  • The official game soundtrack.

Digital Content

2 additional single player missions for an extra hour of gameplay:

  • The Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy: Embark on two pulse-quickening missions that will take you into the inner sanctums of London’s most influential men. Defend Charles Darwin’s discoveries from those who would kill to silence him. And help a friend of legendary writer Charles Dickens keep a secret that could get him killed.
  • Runaway Train: As a runaway train thunders through London at top speed, you must find and fix the train’s critical flaws before you run out of time — or railway tracks.

Gold Edition – Digital VersionR1100.00

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Digital Content

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate game.
  • 10,000 Bonus Credits
  • Season Pass
  • The Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy Missions
  • Runway Train Missions
  • Exclusive Baker Street Outfit

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate launches on October 23 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC