With the latest instalment of this franchise – Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate – due for release later in the year, now might be a good time to brush up on Assassins past and take a look back at the protagonists so far. So here’s a quick guide to the playable characters in the main series. All of them are listed in chronological order of first appearance.
Appearances – Assassin’s Creed, II, Brotherhood, Revelations, III, IV: Black Flag.
When we first meet Desmond, he’s somewhat of an uncertain test subject for the Animus Project – which uses technology to unlock and access a person’s genetic memories of their ancestors. Running from his past and trying to live on his own terms, Desmond’s story is one that comes in pieces across the series as he explores his ancestry and the knowledge it brings him.