Darwin & Dickens bring the beards in AC Syndicate's pre-order DLC trailer

It's perhaps a bit surreal to introduce Charles's Darwin and Dickens as pre-order exclusive characters but Assassin's Creed Syndicate (opens in new tab) has managed it with ease. 'Industrial era heavy-hitters' is definitely a new way to describe the pair who just, y'know, changed the worlds of science and literature.

The below trailer shows off the 'Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy' for Jacob and Evie's Victorian adventures and looks far more entertaining than it should be with a sprinkling of the old Michael Bay explosions and a few wry jokes. If the DLC looks this entertaining, it's a promising sign for the full game.

It's worth noting that Ubi Quebec was the studio responsible for both the Freedom Cry and Tyranny Of King Washington DLC packs which were both great add ons. AC3's King Washington DLC made Connor significantly more interesting (not that that's difficult) by giving him super powers and was far more fun than it had any right to be. If Syndicate follows suit, we're in good hands.

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.