Uncover the many mysteries of ancient Egypt with the latest trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Ubisoft’s historical tentpole that promises to shed light on the “never-before-told” origin story of the Assassin’s Creed itself.
First unveiled at Microsoft’s E3 presser yesterday evening, Origins drops players in a huge open-world that stretches from the sun-kissed Mediterranean Sea all the way to the mysterious tombs of Giza. It’s a welcome change of pace for a video game series that was beginning to teeter on the verge of franchise fatigue – even if it’s not quite the radical overhaul fans had hoped for. Once Ubisoft’s presentation wraps up, expect an extended 30-minute gameplay demo to be streamed through the publisher’s Twitch and YouTube channels, and we’ll have full coverage of it right here the moment it’s live.
Meanwhile, here’s the official synopsis that teases the next entry in the Assassin’s Creed saga:
Journey into Ancient Egypt, the most mysterious place in history, during a crucial period that will shape the world. Discover the secrets behind the Great Pyramids, forgotten myths, the last pharaohs, and – engraved in long-lost hieroglyphics – the origin story of the Assassin’s Brotherhood.
For the last four years, the team behind the acclaimed Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag has been focused on crafting a new beginning for the franchise. Fight in a completely new way where you transition seamlessly between unique ranged and melee weapons, and take on multiple enemies at once. Choose your Assassin skills while exploring the full country of Ancient Egypt, engaging in multiple quests and gripping stories along a journey that will change civilization.
Following a one-year hiatus, Assassin’s Creed: Origins will herald the return of Ubi’s marquee franchise on October 27th, 2017 – a date it currently shares with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.