Gamers probably already know that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate added the rope launcher, a string dart that works similar to Batman’s grapple hook in the Arkham games. It’s basically attached to the assassin gauntlet on his left forearm, resting on the outside of his arm while the hidden blade is nestled on the underside. The tool can be used not only in combat, but to also scale buildings and traverse the city, making it one of the most versatile weapons in the game. Inventor Colin Furze has created a real-life version. Continue reading for more making of videos.
“Buildings in London are also much taller than what we’ve previously dealt with, making it more difficult to maintain fluidity when parkouring through town assassin-style. Players can shoot the rope launcher to the tops of buildings, then use the dangling rope to quickly climb up the side. It’s a quick process, allowing Jacob to get to the rooftops in no time. The launcher also doesn’t need to be manually retrieved; it’s ready when you are, always,” Gamespot.