It’s hard to believe, but Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will be the eighth main entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. That sounds crazy considering that the franchise isn’t all that old. There have been so many Assassin’s Creed games over such a short period of time that it can be quite easy to forget where the franchise started. Ubisoft understands this, and has crafted a new video series exploring the past seven Assassin’s Creed games to better prepare fans for the future. First stop, Assassin’s Creed.
Assassin’s Creed launched holiday 2007 on PS3 and Xbox 360, and spring 2008 on PC. Players took on the role of Altair, an assassin from the Third Crusade era tasked with killing and preventing Templars from getting their hands on mysterious artifacts. Assassin’s Creed was a revolutionary game and was the pioneer of the free-run system we now take for granted. The game offered a huge open-world, three large cities to explore, and the freedom to tackle quests any way the player saw fit. The game was criticized, mostly for its repetitive nature, but was a massive success.
If not for Assassin’s Creed, then we wouldn’t have Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate to look forward to this fall. Syndicate is out October 23 on PS4 and Xbox One with a PC release coming sometime after.