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Ubisoft is pretty much in hype-train mode at this point for Assassin's Creed: Syndicate. They're pushing the game hard with a new promo trailer for GamesCom featuring both Evie and Jacob Frye.
You can check out the trailer below, recently posted by the official Assassin's Creed channel.
The trailer is a collage of different segments within the game, including the industrial setting of London, England, the new trains that are featured in the game, and the dichotomous gameplay approach between Evie and Jacob when it comes to the way combat is handled.
A lot of people have been asking to see how Evie plays because so far we've only seen playable demos featuring Jacob, the brute force pugilist. Evie is supposed to be more like a traditional Assassin, using the shadows, weapons and stealth to take out opponents as opposed to Jacob, who just punches people in the face.
Well, technically you can also play stealthy with Jacob but the focus has mostly been on Jacob's out-in-the-open antics instead of relying on the shadows and getting the drop on opponents.
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate will still feature the classic rooftop running and stealthy gameplay as previous outings. In fact, hats will play a big part in the game because when you're just out and about walking around you'll have a standard top hat on and when it's time to go stealth you can put the hood on and go dark. According to Ubisoft, there will be various collectible hats featured throughout Assassin's Creed: Syndicate for those of you who like to look fashionable while you kick butt, take names and chew a little bit of bubblegum.
Some gamers are really excited for this title while others are a little leery coming off of Assassin's Creed Unity. Given the strict release schedules for Assassin's Creed titles I have no idea if Ubisoft has changed anything this time around to better reflect a more polished product when it comes time to put the game out on store shelves, but they've already promised to stop showcasing trailers and then downgrading the game by a massive amount. So far they've kept true to this while promoting Assassin's Creed: Syndicate... the only thing they need to deliver on now is a game that isn't filled to the brim with bugs and performance issues on launch.
The only other thing they need to do is provide some Evie gameplay to satisfy the fans who have been begging for it and ensure that they don't have another Assassin's Creed Unity on their hands come October. The game will launch for the PS4 and Xbox One at first and will be released later in the year for PC. You can learn more about the game by visiting the official website.