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Britannia will rule in Assassin's Creed Syndicate, the next entry in Ubisoft's stealth series. As part of a livestream earlier today, the French firm confirmed that its oft rumoured London-based romp will release on the PlayStation 4 from 23rd October. The game will be set in 1868 – not to be confused with 1886, of course.

You'll play as sibling double-act Jacob and Evie Frye, and the title will see you forming gangs with poorer folk in order to thwart the plots of the pesky – and seemingly well off – Templars. There's probably a meta-commentary hidden somewhere in this premise about the current state of British politics, but we won't go there.

During the reveal, the publisher showed off about ten minutes from the game, in which Jacob used his new knuckledusters, hallucinogenic darts, and grappling hook to liberate a slum. You'll also be able to ride stage coaches and trains; we got a glimpse at the former in the demo, as the hatted hero chased down a gang leader.

We've embedded the game's first trailer and pre-alpha footage in the space below. Will you be doffing your hat at this open world adventure? Give us a hearty 'hoi guv'nor' in the comments section below.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate Trailer

Assassin's Creed Syndicate Gameplay