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'Watch Dogs Legion' Will Let You Play As Descendant Of Assassin's Creed Star

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'Watch Dogs Legion' Will Let You Play As Descendant Of Assassin's Creed Star

One of the major things that sets the upcoming Watch Dogs Legion apart from its predecessors is that you can play as anyone. It's an absurdly ambitious-sounding system, but you'll ultimately be able to recruit and play as any one of the NPCs scattered across London... including the descendant of Assassin's Creed star Jacob Frye.

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Jacob Frye was one of the two playable characters in Assassin's Creed Syndicate, alongside his sister Evie. Jacob was one of the Master Assassin's who stalked the streets of Victorian London, so it's not too surprising to see his great great great great (great?) grandkid knocking around the capital.

The neat reference was spotted by Simi/سيمي over on Twitter, (thanks, VG247). It looks like Sandra Cassidy is making her forebears proud by continuing the family work as a professional hitman who takes out targets with a Desert Eagle. That's pretty badass.

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Obviously Sandra doesn't share the Frye name, but the logic behind this link is that the player appears to have specifically searched for "Jacob Frye descendants". Whether there are other distant relatives of the Frye siblings waiting to be found in-game remains to be see, but I emphatically back any Easter egg that links the two eras and franchises together.

During recent preview sessions, players also spotted a subtle nod to Assassin's Creed leap of faith mechanic, complete with the iconic eagle call when you make the jump. These are minor touches, but I'd expect Ubisoft has slid in more than a few nods to Syndicate in Legion. We just need to go hunting for them when the game hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 29th.

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In our own preview of the game, we came away pretty impressed. "From what I've played of Watch Dogs Legion, I'm happy to play through a few rough edges if it means playing a game that isn't just made up of the same tired open world tropes that have filled games in this generation," wrote Julian Benson.

"I've come away from Watch Dogs Legion genuinely excited to spend time in that city and push at the seams of the city, looking for surprising ways to manipulate its systems."

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft

Topics: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs Legion, Ubisoft

Ewan Moore
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