Rumor: First Image of Assassin’s Creed: Origins is Leaked

After months of rumors and speculation, the first first image of Assassin’s Creed Origins seems to have leaked.

A Reddit post made by a throwaway account called “shoutouttoashraf” (the account has since been deleted, the name may be a reference to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag developer Ashraf Ismail), posted the image seen above, saying:

Sh*t was spreading like a wildfire so who cares anymore.

Posting here was a mistake, hoped to get a glamorous leak article on Kotaku lol

The image shows someone, presumably the protagonist, controlling a boat near a town that seems to be in a desert. The player’s current mission is to “Eliminate the Crocodile,” presumably a high-ranking Templar in the area. All of this supports previous rumors that the game took place in Egypt, had naval combat, and featured the beginning of the Assassins.

Eurogamer is reporting that their sources note this is a legitimate image of the game, though no other info is known at this time.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins will reportedly launch sometime later this year for PC and consoles.

Matthew Sigler


Currently interning at Niche Gamer. I’ve been playing video games since I was three years old.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    It’s going to take a very serious overhaul of the formula/no kang shit to get me remotely interested.

  • Mr0303


  • M37 TrenchGun


  • Swirly Twirl

    That looks like an AC game and if it is the next AC game then there’s no hope for it being good.

  • Jack


  • Anonymoose

    What are you talking about? Ancient Egypt was a multicultural paradise, before the white man showed up and ruined everything.


  • NuclearCherries

    Oh boy. Another one.

  • Phasmatis75

    Multicultural team that tries to erase or demonize the white race at every turning point. RIP AC franchise.

  • ProxyDoug


  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    The only white guy they acknowledge as a hero is Karl Marx of course