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.