Assassin's Creed Syndicate trailer introduces London's historical figures

Assassin's Creed Syndicate, like many of the games before it, will feature historical figures of the featured time period. So find out who's joining the Frye twins in the game's latest trailer.

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Over the past several months, Ubisoft has made it known that Jacob and Evie Frye will recruit motley crews of working folk to help undo the latest Templar plot in Assassin's Creed Syndiate. But like the games that came before it, this venture into the Industrial Revolution will feature its share of historical figures. Those famous characters have helpfully been spotlighted in the game's latest trailer.

The Fryes will run into a number of historical allies, including a few one probably wouldn't have expected to be aids of the Assassin order. That includes Alexander Graham Bell, Charles Dickens, Florence Nightengale, and several others. Many will task the Fryes with certain missions that help move the story along, but some like Bell will actually offer contraptions to help in the fight against the Templars and the rowdies that are lurking the streets.

To find out who's making an appearance in the latest Assassin's Creed game, check out the video below. Assassin's Creed Syndicate will hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 23, while the PC version hits on November 19.

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    October 13, 2015 9:58 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Assassin's Creed Syndicate trailer introduces London's historical figures

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      October 13, 2015 10:35 AM

      We should seriously consider boycotting Ubisoft. I think they've passed EA as being the worst publisher. The list is ever growing about why/how. The whole bait-and-switch thing with the CE pre-order yesterday just speaks to how little they think of their customers.

      I haven't bought an Ubisoft game in quite a while. Yeah, means I've missed most AC games. But, I just can't support a company that treats its customers like gullible, mindless peons who'll buy anything from them regardless of how well it works, drm issues, missed promised deliverables and piss-poor customer service (although that's kinda universal I guess).

      Shack, seriously, consider boycotting Ubisoft for a while.

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        October 13, 2015 4:39 PM

        I support this initiative and I think more Media sites should converse and also support it. If even a few do that like Giant Bomb and RPS, Ubi might start taking notice.

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          October 14, 2015 3:08 AM

          Shacknews seems pretty neutral to it.

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        October 13, 2015 4:45 PM

        My biggest gripe with Ubisoft is their insistence on prioritizing annual releases over all else. They've got a lot of talent over there, but so much is wasted on cranking out the same old game every year, in service of lining executive pockets with cash. No different than EA and Activision really. The games industry has become Hollywood.

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        October 14, 2015 4:57 AM

        All their games are the same these days anyway.

        Same exploration mechanics, same shitty fetchy quests, same nonsensical loot system.

        I don't intend on buying another Ubi game for a long time. I'm just sick of them at this point.

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      October 13, 2015 4:36 PM

      Nice that looks really good, I hope it doesn't suck.

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      October 13, 2015 4:46 PM

      "I've been working on something that's meant to stun an opponent."

      he invented a device that doesn't even exist in the 21st century. he's a god damn wizard

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      October 14, 2015 4:08 AM

      At least one of them has dropped the obligatory stick-out-like-a-sore-thumb outfit. Progress!