Assassin’s Creed Syndicate evolves with Darwin and Dickens

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Assassin’s Creed has always shown off some cool scientists and artists of the various eras and locations. From Da Vinci to de Sade, these intriguing characters make the games depend more historically interesting. This time around, you’ll be hanging out with Darwin and Dickens, and they seem to offer some cool extra missions, maybe.

Here is the trailer that has popped up on GamesHQMedia but hasn’t yet appeared on Ubisoft’s official channels:

An interesting trailer, that is totally ruined by the fact that these extra missions are pre-order bonuses only. Then again, we are usually pretty lucky here in South Africa. Sure, our game prices keep climbing thanks to the ridiculous Rand exchange rates, but we usually get the pre-order bonus missions included in our game purchases depending on your retailer of choice. I think once they export the game, the issues around retail exclusivity start to melt away.

Really though, I feel like this was a missed opportunity. Charles Darwin is a cool scientific choice, but surely they could use Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as their literary hero instead? Making it out like Evie is Sherlock Holme’s inspiration, or even making her a fan of the books and looking to solve mysteries in London would be such a fun way of exploring the city.

Despite the fact that these games look cool, I’m not sure that I would trust Ubisoft enough to pre-order any Assassin’s Creed game. It’s just far better to wait and grab it after the reviews drop. Maybe this year, the review embargo will actually be before the game’s launch date.

Last Updated: August 26, 2015

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