The new Assassin's Creed game has been released by Ubisoft at last, and it looks set to be the best yet. We had originally believed the game to be called Assassin's Creed: Victory, but the new game is called Assassin's Creed: Syndicate. Ubisoft has shared lots of detail about the game, so we've gathered together everything you need to know including its release date and gameplay features, as well as the very first trailer and gameplay videos.
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Assassin's Creed videos: Watch the new trailer & gameplay walkthrough video
Ubisoft hosted a live reveal of the new Assassin's Creed game on 12 May at 5pm UK time. There's no sign of the live stream video to rewatch, but you can watch the debut trailer and gameplay trailer below.
At Gamescom 2015 we got a good look at siblings Evie and Jacob in The Twins: Evie and Jacob Frye trailer:
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate release date: When is the next Assassin's Creed coming out?
Following reports of a December 2015 release, Assassin's Creed fans will be pleased to hear that the game is in fact coming out worldwide on 23 October for PS4 and Xbox One (that's today!), and on 19 November for PC.
The game was first confirmed by Ubisoft back in December 2014 following the leak of some convincing images and information about a future Assassin's Creed game.
"It is always unfortunate when internal assets, not intended for public consumption, are leaked," Ubisoft told PC Gamer following the leak last year, which included several screenshots from a gameplay footage video obtained by Kotaku. "And, while we certainly welcome anticipation for all of our upcoming titles, we're disappointed for our fans, and our development team, that this conceptual asset is now public. The team in our Quebec studio has been hard at work on the particular game in question for the past few years, and we're excited to officially unveil what the studio has been working on at a later date."
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Assassin's Creed: Syndicate pre-order
Following the unveiling of Assassin's Creed: Syndicate on 12 May, pre-orders for the game began.
Pre-order options include the £69.99 Gold Edition, which includes a Season Pass for future downloadable content, the Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy Mission, and an exclusive Baker Street outfit.
The Standard Edition pre-order, which costs £49.99, gets you the game plus the Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy Mission.
For collectors, there's the £114.99 Assassin's Creed Syndicate Big Ben Collector's Case, available from Uplay, which includes the Collector's Box, an Exclusive Futurepak case for the game, the offical soundtrack, an art book, an exclusive hip flask, Jacob's Machinery Figurine (30cm tall), a double-sided London Map and an exclusive numbered lithography chosen by the fans who pre-order. You allso get two single player missions that add up to an extra hour of gameplay - one is the Darwin and Dickens mission and the other is called Runaway Train. You also get the season pass.
A slightly cheaper collectors option is the Assassin's Creed: Syndicate Charing Cross Edition for £74.99, which gives you the Charing Cross Collector's Box, the official sound track, a double-sided London map, the art book and a smaller, 26cm Jacob Cross-Road figurine. You also get those two extra missions.
Finally (yes, there's one more option!), there's a £59.99 bundle called The Rooks Edition, which includes the two extra missions, a collector's box, an art book, the map of London and the sound track.
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate gameplay
We're quite excited about this next Assassin's Creed game, as it'll feature two brand-new assassins called Jacob and Evie Frye (they're twins - and yes, you'll be able to play as a woman! See the Evie and Jacob Gamescom trailer in the video section above) and will be set in London in the Victorian era, 1868 to be precise. Previously, we've travelled back to 15th Century Italy, Colonial Boston and New York, the Caribbean and most recently in Assassin's Creed: Unity, Paris during the French Revolution.
19th Century London is an era that many fans have been hoping Assassin's Creed would venture to, so the news has been received very positively so far. Plus, the London that Ubisoft has created is enormous - 30 percent bigger than Assassin's Creed: Unity's Paris according to Ubisoft. Ubisoft has created City of London, Westminster, Southwark, Whitechapel, the Thames and the Strand.
Ubisoft has described Jacob as a "hot headed, brash and rebellious" character, while his twin sister Evie is a "relentless assassin" and is also a "master of stealth."
You'll be able to switch freely between Evie and Jacob in the open world game, but during story missions you may have to stick to one or the other.
You'll also be able to commandeer a horse and carriage to help you get around quicker, and the Assassin's Gauntlet comes fitted with a rope launcher to make getting to the top of buildings faster.
The new game is being developed primarily in the Ubisoft Quebec studio, reports suggest, which is unusual as all of the previous games in the series were made by the Montreal-based team, so it'll be interesting to see how the change in leadership affects the final product.
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Assassin's Creed: Syndicate screenshots
Below is a selection of the screenshots and game artwork that Ubisoft has revealed so far.
This article is being updated as new material and announcements are made so check back regularly.