Rumor: Next Assassin’s Creed Focuses on Original Assassins, Launches Fall 2017

A new rumor has further corroborated details on the next Assassin’s Creed game.

Coming via ComicBook.com sister site WWG, the previously rumored “Assassin’s Creed: Empire” game is now called Assassin’s Creed: Origins and it will be officially revealed at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Furthermore, the game will launch sometime this fall.

The rumor notes the game is set in an expansive, ancient Egypt world. The story will once again focus on two main characters – a man and a woman. Reportedly, the story will focus on the original Assassin’s guild, so perhaps we’ll see the original story of Adam and Eve?

The source also points out the game will offer a character progression system likened to that of  The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and gameplay will also have a bigger focus on exploration and have more player freedom than seen in previous franchise titles.

Players can expect a game world bigger than any world seen in the previous titles, with naval combat returning as well. As the game world is “huge,” WWG speculates that you’ll be able to travel far – maybe even as far as Greece.

Finally, the rumor points to an internal video shown to the source, as described to WWG sees the perspective transfer between Egypt to other regions and time periods, like World War II-era France, an Asian country, and even a modern Abstergo Industries location.

This year’s E3 runs from June 13th to the 15th. Ubisoft has yet to detail their own press conference, but stay tuned to our feed as we regularly cover stories leading up to and during E3 2017.

Brandon Orselli

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