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Ubisoft Officially Announces Assassin’s Creed Syndicate But Not For Wii U

Today, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the newest instalment in the blockbuster Assassin’s Creed franchise, will be available worldwide on October 23 for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The Windows PC version will be available this autumn.

Developed by Ubisoft Quebec in collaboration with eight other Ubisoft studios, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is an epic single player experience set in London during the height of the Industrial Revolution, an incredible age of invention that transforms the lives of millions. During this time, the gap between the poor and the rich expands exponentially, making workers’ lives little more than legalised slavery. The lower classes fight for survival by forming a new kind of family – gangs – and adapting to life in the criminal underworld. Players will embody both Jacob Frye and Evie Frye, twin Assassins raised to follow the Creed. Jacob, a determined, hot-headed and rebellious leader of an underground gang, is vastly different than his sister Evie, a master of stealth and control. Together, Jacob and Evie team up to challenge rivals, plutocrats and Templars alike to free the masses from poverty and corruption, and, ultimately, wrestle back control of London.

In Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, players explore the largest, most modern open-world city ever created in an Assassin’s Creed game. The fighting is more brutal than ever, as players combat rival gangs and grow their sphere of influence throughout London using new weapons, including brass knuckles, a kukri knife, a revolver and the Assassin’s gauntlet. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate also includes innovative navigation and transportation throughout the open world, including a rope launcher for scaling tall Victorian buildings, zip-lining from rooftop to rooftop or performing aerial assassinations, and horse-drawn carriages and high-speed trains for free-running, tracking down enemies or escaping after daring raids.

“The ability to lead an underground gang, commandeer any vehicle on hand and use modern tools to take on an expansive and fast-paced Victorian London sets this game apart,” said Marc-Alexis Côté, Creative Director at Ubisoft. “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate has been in development for more than two years and this new modern take on the living open world will please Assassin’s Creed fans and newcomers alike.”

68 thoughts on “Ubisoft Officially Announces Assassin’s Creed Syndicate But Not For Wii U”

  1. I already knew it wasn’t coming to Wii U.
    But I’m really excited… this game looks great but I think I’ll wait until a few days AFTER the launch of the game before getting it.

  2. Space Pirate Initiate

    Considering the disaster Unity was, I personally think Nintendo fans dodged another bullet.

  3. Who cares, the series is horse sh!t. I likf Splinter Cell but it hasn’t been the same since Chaos Theory.

    1. Ubisoft wants support from Nintendo without supporting Nintendo. Yea right Ubisoft!!! Maybe you should put your games on the Wii U!!!!

      1. Yah fuck random possibly great human beings for having different tastes…

        To be fair,dont feed Troll Jester Wario. He just says crap to say it. But sadly theres plenty of nudniks on here that do it too.

      2. Sorry, but liking the Assassins Creed franchise is not “different taste”, it’s horrible taste. If you like Assassins Creed, you have a horrible taste for video games..

        1. Can you people see why Ubisoft is not releasing games to Wii U? Because we have these kind of morons, Like Deepsouth, Batman117, Wariopaint and 90% of you here!

  4. Didn’t Ubisoft announce a while back that they were done supporting the Wii U after Watch Dogs? Regardless, I think it’s a cool setting they’ve decided to go with. Hopefully it won’t be a buggy mess like Unity.

  5. I’m just surprised that there is another AC title already, I played the tird one but I didn’t like that much.. I even did not finish the game..

    1. The third one is pretty long. Well, to me it was. I really enjoyed it though! I think I enjoyed it even more than 4. But I haven’t finished 4 yet so my opinion could change.

    2. Ridley, the Angel of Death

      It’s an annual franchise like Call of Duty. So there will also be a game released in 2016, 2017, 2018, & so on til either the world ends or Ubisoft dies.

  6. Whew…….that’s a relief. I’m glad that boring ass franchise isn’t touching the Wii U again. After Black Flag I pretty much gave up on the franchise

  7. there are more assassins creed games out there then whores on the street.Im glad that trash doesnt come to the wii u.Would only ruin Wii U’s reputation.
    They should have stopped,when they said,its going to be a trilogy,everything after that was boring bullshit.

  8. What I especially love about this series is how educational these games are, it’s like Ubisoft said “Hey you want to stab people and slice their necks? Well you gotta learn history too.”

  9. I know the reasoning you’ve given for posting which games AREN’T coming to the Wii U, but I think this site needs to have a filter to toggle off NON-NINTENDO NEWS. I come here to hear about Nintendo related software, etc. That is an essential feature if you really must keep listing every game that doesn’t come out on Wii U. It’s like a Playstation-only site writing an article every time the Wii U gets an exclusive.

  10. I have been play a lot of Black Flag on wii u lately and like the game but I am not surprised that the next game in the series isn’t coming to wii u. The least ubisoft could of done since they don’t care about sales apparently is that they could have put at least Assassins creed rogue on wii u just to give the wii u another assasins creed.

  11. Why am I not surprised?

    If you have enough common sense left after Ubi raped your brain… Please don’t give-in to the hype that is Ass Creed.

  12. The Legend of Zelda: 30 years long (In 2016), 18 games (Counting Zelda Wii U); that’s around 1 game for every two years on average.
    Assassin’s Creed: 8 years long (In 2015), 22 games (Counting Syndicate), that’s almost 3 games for every year on average.
    Tell me again, which is the company that overuses franchises?

    1. It’s really not their fault when it’s still profitable. If everyone wants to see yearly sequels go away, then maybe they should stop buying the games.

      1. You have to blame Ubisoft. The people that still buy the games are being manipulated into thinking they are getting a good game. You should feel sorry for them.

    2. There’s only 8 main line console Zelda games. You could easily say just 8 Zelda games in the last 30 years…

  13. pink0crystal0midbus

    No dip, Sherlock. I knew this game wasn’t coming to Wii U before it was even announced. Ubisoft is NOT putting Assassin’s Creed games on the Wii U anymore. Already been confirmed.

    I’ll save you the trouble of writing another article for the future Assassin’s Creed game that will come out probably next year. It’s not coming to Wii U.

  14. Assassin’s Creed needs to fucking die. After the steaming shit pile that was Unity and the general decline in quality overall this series should have ended a long time ago.

    Stop pre-ordering from Ubisoft or they will continue releasing unfinished shit because we keep letting them.

    1. Ok, so I saw the gameplay and I think it looks neat so far. I’m not getting my hopes up just yet. What I wish is for:
      -A stable frame rate
      -Lots of things to do in the open world
      -No useless side missions like looking for pieces of paper (like in AC3)
      -A great antagonist
      -Better combat system (The dodge guard and then mash square button gets boring fast)
      -No glitches (or at least no game breaking ones)
      -No EAGLE EYED enemies ( it gets really frustrating when an enemy can spot you from so far away)
      -And most importantly, a good story
      AC Syndicate’s story (judging by that pre-alpha gameplay) looks interesting to me. I love that it takes place in London too. I’m hoping this game all actually deliver what Unity failed to do. I haven’t even actually gotten around to Unity but I dunno. I think I’d just be better off skipping that one.

      1. If you can afford it, I’d just say go PC instead. But the other consoles are good too if you just need to cover your third party needs. (And get the exclusives you like too)

  15. Ubisoft is all about numbers. No doubt they will see the graphs in a downward spiral effect on Assassins Creed games…

    They have been using the same character models for the last five games.. That’s how they make them so quickly. All they have to do is reskin the game, and call up the usual voice actors…. Easy money for Ubisoft..

  16. It’s ridiculous how many Assassin’s Creed haters there are. These are some of the dumbest comments I’ve read today. I get that some of you don’t like the franchise, but calling it trash? No. Everyone has different taste and they don’t like the same games. If someone said the Mario franchise was trash, you would get all defensive and tell them they have bad taste. But when you call this franchise garbage or trash, you sound just as stupid. Just because YOU don’t like the games doesn’t mean they’re bad. Same thing goes for CoD too. I don’t even play CoD games but I think it’s incredibly dumb when people blindly hate on it. Just the mere sight of the words “Call of Duty” and people lose their freaking minds.

    1. I think it’s because these games release every year, sometimes twice in the same year. And the titles generally don’t add an extreme new layer of depth.

      That’s probably also why COD and AC are compared quite a bit. I used to be a pretty big cod fan and played every entry after COD4 on the 360. But then they slowly became of less quality and now I have no interest in it at all.

      I just simply don’t like the games. I’ve personally given up on Ubisoft, their games lately have been a complete bore for me. Either that, or they just dont feel polished or inspired.

      However, I’m not going to say they’re trash. Everyone likes their own things. I just think developers should NOT be releasing yearly entries in their series. It usually only results in low quality products. I’ve been very disappointed in the gaming industry as of late. This is by far the worst generation of gaming I’ve experienced, so far.

    2. Ridley, the Angel of Death

      Different tastes, different opinions. Same thing. And their opinion is… that the series is utter trash so they will call it trash.

  17. Never did understand the appeal of AC. I found the multiplayer funny in Brotherhood, or whichever one that was that had the versus mode. That’s about it. Got bored of everything else.
    It’s crazy they are releasing these every damn year.

    To each their own.

  18. This game is appealing to PS/Xbox fanboys and PC Master Race.

    Good that this filthy game won’t touch on Wii U. :D

  19. Maybe they need to report what IS coming to WiiU instead. No wait, that would make for a very slow news day wouldn’t it.

    1. Sh… The drones will hear you. Just let them continue thinking the Wii U has just as much coming to it as any other platform….

  20. Man, there’s going to be another pile of Assassin’s Creed games to buy when I get a PS4. After this generation retires. I’d never pay the full price for a PS4, or any Assassin’s Creed game. Not when I know how much lower the prices will eventually be.

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