Assassin's Creed Syndicate's first Templar target is Scottish scientist David Brewster

Props to our video producer JJ here, but it looks likeAssassin's Creed Syndicatehas accidentally revealed one of the first Templar targets you'll be hunting down in its promo b-roll.

Here's the image in question:

It flicks past briefly in Ubi's video but is actually a mission tree from the game built around killing someone called David Brewster. It looks like quite an involved, multi-stage affair with mention of a train yard, investigating a fake lab, finding a key and a secret passage and a checkpoint called 'Kill David Brewster'.

Probably this guy:

The mention of the white room refers to the weird white space where assassin's have traditionally had a chat to the people they just killed, suggesting Mr Brewster is a templar and a main target in the game. (I'm going to guess that ring on his finger is some sort of Freemason-y/Templar symbol.)

So who is he?Wikisays David Brewster, "was a Scottish physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor, writer, historian of science and university principal", he was a pretty big wheel of the day with a list of inventions to his name and who ultimately became the president of the British Science Association. He was also a very vocal opponent of Darwin in real life, the same Darwin recently outed in pre-order offers.

Best of all he died in 1868, and we all know how much Assassin's Creed loveskilling real people in the real year they died. Oh, look...

So there you go. If you want to find out more about the game itself then we've got a look athow Assassin's Creed Syndicate is changing everything and a closer look atEvie, the first female assassinlead in a main game.

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