Ubisoft's popular stealth series returns with more historically based open-world action, a new main location, and two playable protagonists in Assassin's Creed: Syndicate. The game takes place in London at the close of the Industrial Revolution, and finds players controlling Jacob Frye and his twin sister Evie as they battle the Templars for control of the city's seven boroughs. As always, the action offers a mix of fast-paced combat, parkour exploration, stealth, and investigation, though Syndicate adds a new mechanic that finds gamers assembling a gang and battling rivals.<br><br>Jacob is the more direct protagonist, leading the Rooks gang, and preferring to engage in street fights, while Evie sticks to the shadows to gather information and assassinate foes before they realize anything is wrong. Players can use brass knuckles, revolvers, cane swords, and the classic hidden blade to battle foes, and the Industrial Revolution means they have new ways to traverse the city, including trains, steamboats, carriages, and the new rope launcher. Missions include classic assassinations as well as bounty hunting, gang wars, races, and even train robberies, and during the course of their adventure gamers will come across various historical figures, including Charles Darwin and Florence Nightingale.