The Assassin’s Creed franchise has been around since the end of the last decade and it has not only introduced us to some of the most high-profile characters in history, but it has managed to maintained ties between each installment. While it may seem a bit murky at times, Ubisoft does know how all of these elements connect and fans will see how Assassin’s Creed III, Black Flag and Syndicate all intertwine with one another.
Over the course of information becoming known about Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, details about previous games have been linked to this year’s iteration. atombash.com recently had the chance to catch up with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Game Director Scott Phillips and asked him about connections previous iterations may have with this game.
“I won’t say anything specific about how they play into the game, but because their history is very important to London and to why the assassins don’t exist in London during this time period. Edward Kenway was a very important person in London after his pirating days. There are tidbits that we’ll have and there are a lot of things additionally that if players dig into the lore, there’s more to find out,” Phillips said.
It sounds like we haven’t heard the last of Edward Kenway and even Haytham. Edward appeared in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, while Haytham was in Assassin’s Creed III. Sometimes mentions only go as far as reading an email or some sort of letter in the game, but then again, maybe these characters will have a more literal, visual role in Syndicate.
During Assassin’s Creed III, the game starts with the journey of Haytham moving from London to the United States, though Edward’s connection seems a bit less obvious. Phillips spoke further about the opportunity to have some fun with the fact that Syndicate is set in London.
“We knew with Black Flag, AC III, Edward and Haytham Kenway that there was a big tie to London and with [Syndicate] being set in London, it was something we had to touch on, but something we also wanted to build on more. I think they are beloved characters from past Assassin’s Creed games and we wanted to deliver something fun since [the game] is set in their hometown,” Phillips said.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will be launching on Sept. 23 and the game will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. We’ll have plenty more from our chat with Scott in the coming days.