Ubisoft has introduced its twin protagonists in “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.” For fans who are wondering why, Ubisoft revealed the Frye twins’ strengths are polar opposites -- clinical and combative, but together they compensate one another’s weakness to create an assassin that can overcome missions.
“We asked ourselves how we could make the story different. They [our fans] want the experience to feel fresh year after year, and this kind of dynamic is not one we have really explored at all in the franchise,” Marc-Alexis Cote, creative director for “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate,” said on UbiBlog.
Still, the missions for each individual will play to their strengths. This is where a player's approach and preference may get interesting. For those who want to play with the stealth “Assassin’s Creed” is known for, Evie Frye may be the best bet with her patient and planning nature.
Evie can become invisible, thanks to the chameleon skill. This happens when she stands still while in stealth mode, allowing her to become one with her surroundings. Match this with Evie’s weapon-wielding skill involving knife throwing, and players have the perfect assassin who makes use of the dark.
The good thing here is that, weapons-wise, players will still get to enjoy the entire arsenal as is, regardless of whether a player chooses the silent route or the combat-ready route. This provides not only a range of weapons, but also gives the player a choice on how he may want to go through a mission.
The freedom of choosing a protagonist to play is even reflected in the loading screen, a fact confirmed by Ubisoft in a Twitter Q&A session spotted by Gamingbolt. This is also where the difference in the character choice will become apparent. Depending on the character, the treatment, play and overall feel of the mission will be different.
Apart from the characters, Ubisoft also revealed that size-wise, London will be both big and exhaustive. The missions will involve the place's nooks and crannies, many of which will be explorable in “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.” The game is slated for release on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC on Oct. 23.