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Special: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate inspired by Gangs of New York?

Ubisoft revealed the new Assassin’s Creed today. The game is called Syndicate and is set in London. I couldn’t shake the feeling however that I’ve seen a lot of the gameplay before and than it came to my mind. Is this based or at least inspired on the Gangs of New York movie?!

Gangs of New York

For those of you who don’t know Gangs of New York, it’s a movie that released in 2002 and won a lot of awards. The story is set in New York around 1860 and tells a story filled with revenge between local gangs. This doesn’t sound like Syndicate at first sight but let’s take a look at the similarities.

Forming a gang

So first of all let’s state the obvious. Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will feature a new gameplay mechanic where you need to gather men to form a gang. Fighting rival gangs is crucial to proceed in the story and gain control over London. The same was done in Gangs of New York, but smaller. Let’s take a look.

The gang members of Gangs of New York:

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The gang members in Syndicate:

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It’s not difficult to see that both look rather the same. Colorful outfits to match gang colors and a very iconic leader.

Dress like a man

This takes me to the second source of inspiration, the way the protagonist of Gangs of New York dresses himself. The hat seems to be his iconic piece and look who wears a hat as well:

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Coincidence? I Think not

One more thing

I would like to prove this inspiration with this single shot of Gangs of New York:

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What’s that in the distance? Indeed… A perfect landing spot for Jacob and his sister!

So what do you guys think? Coincidence or not?

Got interested in games since I could read. Started with Nintendo but evolved into an all-round gamer. I love all kind of games; triple A games to Indie. If the vibe is right, I'll enjoy playing it.