After Assassin’s Creed Unity stumbled out of the gate with online connectivity issues, glitches, and poor performance last year, Ubisoft is looking to regain gamer trust with this year’s release, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. During the new game’s announcement video, Ubisoft addressed the issue head on, going as far as apologizing for the flawed release and admitting to having learned from the issues.
With a new internal Ubisoft studio heading work on Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the publisher is pulling out all the stops to appeal to gamers. Thus far we had already heard about a number of pre-order bonuses, but today Ubisoft has announced new post-launch content, including a season pass and a DLC pack featuring one of the most notorious murderers in history.
During Sony’s Tokyo Game Show Press Conference, Ubisoft revealed that a new DLC campaign is coming to Assassin’s Creed Syndicate that centers around Jack The Ripper. The DLC takes place 20 years after the events in the game, during the Autumn of Terror (1888) in Whitechapel. Working with Inspector Frederick Abberline of Scotland Yard, players will try and hunt down the infamous killer in “a deadly game of cat and mouse.”
Players will be able to grab this DLC individually or download it as part of the DLC season pass for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. The season pass is set to come with additional campaign DLC missions including “The Last Maharaja,” which adds another 10 missions to the game, and “A Long Night”, which tasks Jacob with tracking down an endangered fellow gang member and bringing them back to the hideout. The “Streets of London” rounds out the campaign content, adding an additional hour’s worth of missions to the world. Finally, Ubisoft has also promised new gear, weapons, and an XP boost in the pass as well.
Based on the information already revealed, it’s clear developer Ubisoft Quebec is working to try and change up the traditional formula from past games. New tools such as the rope launcher will let players completely bypass the traditional parkour system as they quickly zip up to rooftops, turning their character into a 19th century Batman. The biggest change may be the fact that players now have options with who they’d like to play as. Main characters Jacob and Evie Frye are both playable and feature skills that cater either to action or stealth based players.
Ubisoft also recently revealed that they brought in Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory to create the soundtrack. Gamers may recall Wintory from his work on games like Journey, The Order: 1886, and smaller titles like Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine. With a love of 19th century chamber music, Wintory’s addition to Assassin’s Creed Syndicate seems like a great fit.
With all the gameplay Ubisoft has shown off, are you back on board with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate or are you still using a wait and see approach? Let us know below in the comments.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate launches on October 23 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It launches a few weeks later on November 19 for PC.