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  • Development Gag: The outfit worn by George, the Assassin Council leader, in the opening mission, is the same outfit seen in the original Assassin's Creed Victory leak.
  • Fake Brit: Unfortunately, there are some slightly ropey English accents on display amongst the cast. Jacob himself has a slightly awkward I Am Very British accent that is mismatched with his supposed working-class hero character and humble background. (Which might just be a slightly misplaced accent, as his voice actor is Welsh and lived in London for 12 years.)
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  • Follow the Leader: Although the game in question is made by Ubisoft, the carriages of Victorian London, and how the Rooks treat them, are astonishingly reminiscent of the automobiles of modern Chicago and a certain Fox's treatment of them (albeit with much less variety), up to and including the ability to call one to your current location on demand.
  • God Never Said That:
    • Some German Ubisoft employee said that Jacob isn't bisexual and this was taken as Word of God by some fans before the matter was settled.
  • Meaningful Release Date: October 23rd (for the console versions) happens to be the date that Marcus Junius Brutus died—and in Assassin's Creed lore, the Shroud of Eden was used on Brutus in an attempt to resurrect him. The Shroud is the central Piece of Eden in this game.
  • What Could Have Been: Lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem, in the same podcast linked below, remarks that in the very early stages of development he wanted to have a dynamic London that changed whenever Jacob assassinated the Templar running a particular aspect of its ecosystem. Evie was to directly handle the aftermath, but it was up to the player to decide when to do those missions—leaving it as late as the final sequence, where it would then be a prerequisite to unlocking said sequence. Such changes include a crashed economy causing inflation, where players would not be able to afford many upgrades and refills; the transportation system would break down, making the city hard to traverse through—up to and including fast travel being locked; etc, etc. Needless to say, outside of the alure of a low-level difficulty run, the devs realized that this would make the game very hard to play. So they axed it and showed us of the adverse effects right as we are about to fix them, but otherwise gameplay does reflect the changes to the environment between breaking the thing and fixing it.
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  • Word of Gay: According to lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem, the Foe Yay between Jacob and Maxwell Roth was intentional, and Maxwell Roth was indeed in love with him. Yohalem also said that the romantic feelings weren't entirely one-sided, and that Jacob might need to "figure himself out to some degree" after their partnership. A brief Flame War ensued about Jacob's sexuality after a German Ubisoft employee said he wasn't bisexual, which ended with the official Assassin's Creed Tumblr putting a rather blunt end to the argument:
    "Jacob Frye is bisexual. This is canon. The end."


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