Assassin’s Creed: Origins

I’ve never been into Assassin’s Creed but this game looks magnificent. Running in 4K, this prequel surely looks like it will bring value back to this franchise for Ubisoft.

Assassin’s Creed Origins is real! The game is set in ancient Egypt. In the story you play as Bayek, an Egyptian sheriff. The game will focus on Bayek’s struggle against the forces “corrupting ancient Egypt,” with that struggle eventually leading to the formation of the Assassin Brotherhood featured throughout the rest of the games. Spanning from the Mediterranean Sea to the tombs of Giza, Origins will focus mostly on the cities of Memphis and Alexandria.

The gameplay shown during the event includes lots of sneaking around and bow and arrow action. It also showed off how the hawk detection will work, with an overhead avian spy helping you get the lay of the land and figure out what’s what. Origins won’t have conventional towers like past games, so the overhead hawk will be a core tool.

The game will have a season pass that Ubisoft says will “give players access to all upcoming major expansions and equipment sets” after the game is out, while a “Secrets of the First Pyramids” mission is currently being listed as a pre-order bonus.

The game is set for release on October 27th 2017

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