Forget The Mummy: Ubisoft Montreal’s newest entry in the Assassin’s Creed video game franchise is an exciting prequel titled Assassin’s Creed Origins, which takes place amidst the sands and pyramids of Ancient Egypt!
The video game developer unveiled (for E3) a stunning first-look trailer, a behind-the-scenes video, a gameplay walkthrough and a bunch of stills for Assassin’s Creed Origins; a new game that will be “filled with diverse landscapes and endless activities to pursue” and feature overhauled combat and exploration systems, underwater adventures and more!
Part of storyline for Assassin’s Creed Origins will take place in The Faiyum region during Ptolemaic Egypt and will introduce players to a brand-new assassin in the form of Bayek of Siwa, who is:
The last of the Medjay, a Nubian order of warriors who served as agents of the pharaohs for hundreds of years, protecting cities and temples from threats. In his hometown of Siwa, Bayek is seen as a hero – but in the rest of Egypt, where the influence of the Greek Ptolemies is stronger, those in power seem to view him as more of an inconvenient relic.
Game director Ashraf Ismail said on the official blog: “We have the capacity, from a technological standpoint, to create a massive countryside. It’s not a city, it’s a whole country with many cities, many villages, many exotic landscapes.”
With creative director Jean Guesdon adding: “We know that people, when they think Egypt, they think desert, But Egypt is way more than that. You have the Nile Delta, you have the Nile River, you have tons of oases. So when you mix all that, from the green, lush fauna of the Nile Delta to the oasis of Faiyum, it’s the perfect playground.”
As per Ubisoft’s official blog:
Combat, exploration, and even the way missions are structured have all been overhauled and reinvented, creating an experience that – while unmistakably Assassin’s Creed – represents a whole new beginning for the series. Assassin’s Creed Origins is a world not of elaborate gadgets and strange technologies, but of gods, mystery, and freedom.
Available for Xbox One, PlayStation4, PlayStation4 Pro and PC on Oct. 27 (you can pre-order here); with the one for Xbox One X available at the date of the console’s launch on Nov. 7, the game is being developed by the good folks who brought us Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Dig into the gallery and videos below, and let us know what you think of Assassin’s Creed Origins.