The PC version of Assassin's Creed Syndicate gets its own launch trailer

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Back in October, Ubisoft released the Assassin's Creed Syndicate "Jacob Launch Trailer." And then the game didn't launch. Or it did, if you want to get technical about it, but only for consoles: To the surprise of absolutely no-one, a few months before the original release date the game was delayed for PC by about a month. But tomorrow, our big day finally arrives, and so Ubisoft has put out yet another launch trailer, this time dedicated just to us.

Naturally, it includes references to praise for the console versions of the game, and the blend of James Bond cheek and Guy Ritchie geezerish that struck me in the September story trailer is again out in full force. That's okay, though: I was put off by that change in tone at first, but something a little bit less grim and scowly might be just what the series needs right now. That, and avoiding the sort of concussed stumbling that turned Assassin's Creed Unity into such a wall-shattering train wreck, obviously.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate is out tomorrow. Keep your eyes open (and fingers crossed) for our review next week.

Andy Chalk

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.