Whether it’s giving film and TV show sneak peeks, or updating fans about forthcoming comic books and video games, Comic-Con 2015 has practically everything anyone could want when it comes to news about their favorite pop culture ephemera. As far as gaming goes, Ubisoft has definitely maintained a large presence at the convention, by keeping folks abreast about latest entry in their stealth-heavy action series, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
So far, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate fans have been privy to swathes of information regarding the title, such as the fact that the Ubisoft is attempting to make people forget about Assassin’s Creed Unity altogether, by featuring more modern gameplay and some familiar faces. Not to mention, the upcoming release’s inclusion of a speedy, rope-launching traversal tool that we elaborate on in our hands-on preview at Comic-Con is just what the series needs in order to reinvigorate itself. Now, in addition to all of this material, the French developer has released new stills and an animated short for the game directed by F. Gary Gray, the filmmaker behind the forthcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton.
Even though the new Assassin’s Creed Syndicate short already has some Hollywood gravitas behind it with Gray’s directorial skills, it should also be noted that the visuals are illustrated by LucasFilm-certified comic book artist Pop Mhan. For the sake of keeping the post limited on spoilers, the video centers around the birth of organized crime and is set during the Industrial Revolution of 1868 London. Plus, fans get a glimpse at Assassin’s Creed Syndicate‘s two playable characters, Jacob and Evie Frye.
Additionally, should fans be interested in having the curtain pulled back a bit, Ubisoft has also offered up a behind-the-scenes clip which documents some of the process behind the Syndicate short’s creation. Moreover, it shows off a bit of F. Gary Gray’s personal side, and reveals some of reasons why he wanted to work on the project.
While the footage is certainly killer, the new artwork and screenshots are to definitely to die for. To be specific, the poster displaying Mhan’s colorful rendition of Jacob and Evie soaring in front of Big Ben would be a worthy addition to any Assassin’s Creed fan’s collection.
With Ubisoft going all out for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate‘s marketing, it’s a wonder as to whether or not the release can match such elaborate hype. At any rate, the game developer’s rough and brutal game footage shown during E3 2015 at least looks like a step in the right direction. Nevertheless, fans certainly have a right to be skeptical, because only time will tell if Ubisoft will be able to wash the blood off of their hands from the mistakes made with Assassin’s Creed Unity.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is set for release on October 23, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.