Real-life historical figures have always been a part of the Assassin's Creed franchise. Through the games, we've been able to interact with and complete missions for the likes of Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo da Vinci and the Borgias, all without leaving the comfort of our own homes.
The latest installment in the franchise, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, will continue that tradition when it's released on Oct. 23. The game takes place in 1868 London during the Industrial Revolution, and as such, you'll get to meet two of the most brilliant minds of that time — and of all time, really.
If you pre-order the game, you will be served a tantalizing bonus DLC of The Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy, which lets you join forces with Charles Darwin, the scientist who brought us the theory of evolution, and Charles Dickens, one of the greatest novelists of all time. This DLC gives you access to two new missions in which you assist Darwin in protecting his ideas from those who would do anything to prevent them from getting out and help a friend of Dickens keep a deadly secret.
Ubisoft, the publisher behind Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, recently released a teaser for The Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy DLC. It's full of rip-roaring action on the part of the main protagonists, twins Jacob and Evie Frye, right alongside some unsurprisingly profound quotes from these geniuses of the modern era. Plus, by including steamships, trains and factories, it looks like the game will really take advantage of the new and changing technology that made the Industrial Revolution quite the revolution indeed.
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate hits stores Oct. 23 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game will be available on the PC in "Holiday 2015," according to its pre-order page. For now, you can watch Darwin and Dickens in action in the trailer below.