[Update] IGN has released another version of the walkthrough, which features developer commentary. You can view the commentated video below, or watch the original without commentary further down.
IGN has released a new gameplay walkthrough for Assassin's Creed Syndicate, showcasing an alternate approach to completing a mission. Assassin's Creed Syndicate allows players to take the fisticuffs route and fight their way across to reach their objective, a rather unusual treat for the strict stealthy requirements of previous titles. Offering players full freedom to tackle their missions any way they like, will surely spice things up, allowing variety, and most importantly eliminate some of the annoyance created when a certain mission must be approached in a specific way, causing failure when players don't follow a specific strategy.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate offers players a chance to explore iconic landmarks
Assassin's Creed Syndicate gives players the chance to explore iconic landmarks like the Buckingham Palace and the infamous Whitechapel district, fighting your way to the top in the massive open world of Victorian London. Parkour over moving vehicles to track down enemies or to make your escape easier. For the first time ever hijack carriages or enter street races and even climb aboard steamboats on the River Thames.
With Jacob as the leader, gamers can establish Great Britain’s fiercest gang, the only force that can challenge the plutocrats and defeat rival gangs, to bring freedom to the oppressed masses. Enemy strongholds can be infiltrated by using an arsenal of weapons to dominate London’s underworld. From robbing trains to rescuing child laborers, players will stop at nothing to bring justice to London’s lawless streets.
As the brash, rebellious Jacob Frye, throw up your dukes and take on enemies with lightning-fast multi-kills and countermoves. Use improved stealth tactics to elude your enemies, then unleash your arsenal of all-new weapons including the kukri knife, brass knuckles and cane sword. Utilize new technology like the rope launcher to scale buildings in seconds and take your enemies by surprise.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate comes out on Xbox One and PS4 on October 23 2015, with a PC release to follow. We will bring you any new information as soon as it becomes available.