Assassin's Creed Syndicate hits consoles

Assassin's Creed Syndicate is now in stores for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Set in London during the height of the Industrial Revolution, players will step into the shoes of twin Master Assassins, Jacob and Evie Frye. Fighting to liberate London, Jacob and Evie will take over London one borough at a time with their gang in an adventure filled with action, intrigue and brutal combat.

With development led by Ubisoft Quebec, Assassin's Creed Syndicate introduces an array of new weapons and skills. Along with Jacob's brawn and Evie's stealth, players use a new arsenal of weapons, including a kukri knife, brass knuckles and sword cane in brutal combat, and utilize the brand-new rope launcher to scale buildings in seconds or take enemies by surprise.

PlayStation 4 players will be challenged to investigate The Dreadful Crimes, a series of odd murders taking place in Assassin's Creed Syndicate's Victorian London. These 10 exclusive missions are directly inspired by the Penny Dreadful stories, weekly pocket novels very popular amongst the working class in 19th century London that narrated fictitious and sensational crime stories. Players will find clues and question multiple witnesses as they progress through stories based on the works of Victorian detective writers.

With the Assassin's Creed Syndicate Season Pass, those brave enough will visit London in 1888 at the height of the Jack the Ripper killings, to take on the world's most infamous serial killer in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Players can delve deeper into London and beyond with new missions including The Last Maharaja, A Long Night and Streets of London with new gear, weapons, outfits and a permanent XP boost.

Two free outfits will be available in November, including the steampunk-inspired outfit for Evie and The Creature's Rags outfit for Jacob, to execute their quest in style.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate players can unlock exclusive content for the game via the Ubisoft Club, which launched earlier this week. Exclusive rewards include outfits from previous Assassin's Creed protagonists such as Ezio, Shao Jun, Aveline, Elise and Edward, new weapons, outfit customizations and the official soundtrack. The Ubisoft Club is free and can be accessed anytime without ever leaving the game.

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