One of the big attractions for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is that one of the playable characters is Evie Frye, a female Assassin character. While there have been playable female Assassin characters before in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, they have not been playable in one of the mainline games of the franchise before. In fact, the lack of playable female Assassin characters was a major point of contention and controversy among fans for the last major game release in the series, Assassin’s Creed Unity. Ubisoft has now released a new extended gameplay walkthrough video for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate that shows the first gameplay for Evie Frye, which you can check out in the player below.
While Evie Frye has been previously established as a playable character for the game, most of the recent videos have all featured gameplay footage showing Evie’s brother, Jacob Frye, in action. This was the first more in-depth look at playing as Evie for the game. The video showcases Evie’s stealth abilities as she looks to take down a Templar oppressor in Industrial Revolution era London. The Black Box Mission takes Evie to the British landmark, the Tower of London, in search of the Shroud, a Piece of Eden from the First Civilization. Evie is also tasked with assassinating the Templar Lucy Thorne, a Templar who also wants the Shroud. In addition, Evie has a unique skill called the Chameleon Skill, which makes her almost invisible to surrounding enemies.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is scheduled for an October 23 release. The game is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.