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Assassin’s Creed Origins Officially Announced for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Ubisoft has officially announced Assassin’s Creed: Origins.

The upcoming follow-up will launch across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 27th of this year. The game takes place in ancient Egypt, and it stars Byek, an “Egyptian Sheriff.” Featured above, you can view the game’s announcement trailer.

Similar to the first Assassin’s Creed, the game features multiple cities with areas in-between. Speaking of the first Assassin’s Creed, this game is a prequel to the rest of the series, detailing the beginning of the Assassin’s Brotherhood. The game supports Xbox X, running in native 4K with HDR.

The setting, however, does have some weird anachronisms, such as gladiators, the aforementioned Egyptian sheriff, and a Taylor Swift concert.

While previously leaked multiple times, these are the first concrete details about the story and protagonist of the title.

Here’s a rundown on the game:

Assassin’s Creed Origins is a brand-new vision for the franchise embracing Action-RPG elements where players level up, loot and choose their abilities to customize their very own skilled Assassin. They will experience a completely new combat system, allowing them to attack and defend multiple enemies at once and equip ultra-rare weapons against unique and powerful bosses. A revamped narrative experience allows total freedom for players to choose and complete quests at their own pace, each telling an intense and emotional story full of colorful characters and meaningful objectives. With an entire country to explore, from deserts to lush oases, from the Mediterranean Sea to the tombs of Giza, players will fight against dangerous factions and wild beasts as they explore this gigantic and unpredictable land.

Additionally, the Deluxe and Gold Editions of Assassin’s Creed Origins were announced. In the Deluxe Edition, gamers will receive the base game, a printed version of the hand-drawn world map, the game’s official soundtrack and the Digital Deluxe Pack, including the Ambush at Sea naval mission, the Desert Cobra Pack and three bonus Ability points. The Gold Edition will include all of the Deluxe Edition Digital content plus the Season Pass. The Season Pass will give players access to all upcoming major expansions and equipment sets. Both Deluxe and Gold Editions will be also available on digital stores. A Gold Edition with a physical Steelbook is also available.

Expect more info during Ubisoft’s E3 conference tomorrow.

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11 comments
  1. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 11, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Giant. Enemy. Snakes.

  2. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 11, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    AYO
    HOL UP
    WE

  3. OSad
    OSad
    June 11, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    WUZ

  4. OSad
    OSad
    June 11, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Game legit looked pretty interesting. It was looking pretty asscreed for a while there, but dropping the compass and making it so Eagle Vision no longer tags targets is pretty cool. Plus the game looks a whole lot more colorful now and they completely changed the combat system. Bravo.

    There’s really not a lot of games that explore the whole ancient Egypt setting. You even get to buttslide down pyramids, this game has it all!

  5. SuuLoliBoob
    SuuLoliBoob
    June 11, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    ASSASSINZ

  6. SuuLoliBoob
    SuuLoliBoob
    June 11, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Damn, this really makes me wanna play some Prince of Persia

  7. Magnifico Ginormous
    Magnifico Ginormous
    June 11, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Is this kanged up or not?

  8. catazxy
    catazxy
    June 11, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Even this game has spotter drones

  9. Ebicentre
    Ebicentre
    June 12, 2017 at 12:09 am

    The music was extremely inappropriate.

  10. Grampy_Bone
    Grampy_Bone
    June 12, 2017 at 10:03 am

    I dunno, after the whole hiatus and “We’re rethinking the entire Assassin’s Creed game concept” stuff I thought they would go with something other than… RPG mechanics and dark-washed Egypt.

    This also craps on the series lore. Not to be too pedantic, but the term “Assassins” comes from Marco Polo and refers specifically to the muslim religious sect. Fine, if you want to say they originated in Egypt or whatever but then they WOULDN’T BE ASSASSINS. Call them something else for Pete’s sake.

    They specifically said “We’re ignoring historical accuracy” too; okay, records are hazy from back then. But we definitely know these people were white/greek/Mediterranean ethnicity, research just confirmed that recently. The best part of the Assassin’s Creed games was the weaving the fictional story with historical events, without historical events to reference you might as well just be making a generic egypt-theme fantasy game.

  11. ProxyDoug
    ProxyDoug
    June 12, 2017 at 11:10 am

    In ancient Egypt, people didn’t have peripheral vision.