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Assassin's Creed: Syndicate trailer takes you on a tour of London

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I think it's fair to say that London in the mid-1800s wasn't always the desirable tourist destination it is now: a bit rough, a bit grimy, a bit "Oh bother, I left my merkin in my other pants." But for all its back-alley seediness and choking black smog, it sure is a pretty place.

The new Assassin's Creed: Syndicate trailer doesn't show off anything in the way of action, beyond a few seconds of bare-knuckle brawling, and a couple of "don't try this at home" swan dives. But that's okay, because that's not the point: The point is to show off what looks like it will be a really cool playground to run around and murder people in.

Phil said in his hands-on with Assassin's Creed: Syndicate last month that it "looks beautifully detailed," but he also expressed some concerns about it possibly being overloaded with gimmicks. Barring another delay, we'll find out in November.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.