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The Assassin’s Creed Chronicles trilogy will be wrapping up on February 9, according to Ubisoft. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India will go live on January 12 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia on February 9. All three episodes will be bundled together in Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack, which will also be available on February 9 digitally for PC, PS4, and Xbox One and in retail for PS4 and Xbox One. A PS Vita version is slated for April 5. Episodes are standalone but linked narratively, and can be purchased separately for $9.99.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is now available for PS4 and Xbox One. Set in London during the Industrial Revolution, players take on the role of Jacob and Evie Frye, twin Master Assassins, in an effort to free London one district at a time from the grip of the Templars. Syndicate adds new skills and weapons, including a rope launcher, brass knuckles, a kukri knife, and a sword cane. PlayStation 4 owners have access to 10 exclusive missions, The Dreadful Crimes, that are inspired by the Penny Dreadful stories. Players must track down clues and question witnesses to solve a series of crimes. All players will receive two free costumes in November, a steampunk-styled outfit for Evie and The Creature’s Rags outfit for Jacob.
A new story trailer has been released for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Set in London during the Industrial Revolution, players will take on the role of twin Master Assassins Jacob and Evie Frye to liberate the city from a group of strongmen. The footage highlights each of the seven Templars under Crawford Starrick’s sway that hold power in different sectors of society. Ten new screenshots were also released alongside the trailer.
A Jack the Ripper add-on has been announced for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. The story takes place 20 years after the events in Syndicate and teams players up with Frederick Abberline of Scotland Yard to track down the infamous killer. Jack the Ripper will also be part of the Season Pass, which includes four other downloads that add new missions, gear, and weapons. The full list of included packs is available below.
Deus Ex creators Chris Norden, Sheldon Pacotti, and Warren Spector play through their groundbreaking title in a new video from Square Enix. The trio offer insight into the game’s development as well as dig into their memory banks for some anecdotes and secrets. The one-hour Let’s Play is a part of the buildup to the franchise’s 15th anniversary, and the first of several planned events. To find out more about upcoming activities, head over to the Deus Ex Twitter account and Facebook page.
Ubisoft has announced the next three titles in the Assassin’s Creed line, and all will be released as part of the Chronicles trilogy. Each release will follow a different assassin in a 2.5D adventure, with the first entry set to take players to China on April 21. The characters are from other properties within the franchise, from the animated short Assassin’s Creed Embers (Shao Jun) and graphic novels (Arbaaz Mir, Nikolaï Orelov). The trilogy will be tied together, but each game will not only adopt its own art style but also be set in different periods, including the Ming dynasty, Sikh Empire, and shortly after the Red October revolution.
Ubisoft has released a free downloadable pack for Assassin’s Creed Unity, Dead Kings. Set after Unity, players control Arno as he explores the catacombs and caves of modern-day Saint Denis. Using a lantern to light his path, he will have to navigate subterranean traps and puzzles as he battles new enemies, the Raiders, while unlocking the new Guillotine Gun and meeting historical notables along the way, such as Napoleon and the Marquis de Sade. Side quests also offer the chance for players to take part in enigmas, co-op missions (a heist and a Brotherhood mission), and investigate new Murder Mysteries. Unlocks gained in single and co-op modes can be brought over to Unity.