This real-life 'Assassin's Creed' rope launcher is fully functionalBy Shawn Knight
Those that spent the weekend soaking in Assassin's Creed Syndicate are well aware of a new tool - a wrist-mounted rope launcher - that delivers a whole new element of mobility to the series. It's similar to the grappling hook used by Batman in the Arkham games.
To help promote the new game (and the nifty rope launcher), Ubisoft enlisted the help of British maker Colin Furze to create a real-life version of the in-game accessory (as well as a working version of the signature hidden blade).
The CO2-powered rope launcher is a bit bulkier than its in-game counterpart and not all that practical but that's alright considering it's fully functional. For those curious, Furze has published two additional videos detailing exactly how he built the gadget. Enjoy!
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