Assassins Creed is a fan-favorite franchise and always manages to build a great deal of hype around each installment. Rumors of an origin game have been swirling for some time now and Microsoft confirmed it at its E3 2017 press conference last night. After almost 2 years, Assassins Creed Origins will explore how the said Assassins came to be. The game is set on the historic and sandy backdrop of ancient Egypt. The Assassin of this franchise is Bayek. Playing out his personal story will lead players to the inception of the Assassin’s Brotherhood.
Assassin’s Creed Origins is confirmed for release Oct. 27 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. It was first showed off on Microsoft’s latest Xbox One X at its press conference. The game looks great, so if you’re planning on getting the Xbox One X, it’ll be worth the wait to play Assassins Creed in all its 4k/60fps glory.
With the new Assassin comes new gameplay elements as well. There’s a brand new upgrade system and you also have a pet bird. Aside from looking like a loyal pet, you can control the bird to fly around your area to get a “bird’s eye view” of your surroundings and stalk potential targets. Assassins Creed Origins also hints at gladiatorial-style combat and supernatural creatures, may be a first for the franchise. You can checkout an extensive gameplay trailer below to see what all is in store.
The last installment, Assassins Creed: Unity was a slight disappointment to the series. Being one of Ubisoft’s most successful series, it seems Ubisoft is taking their time in perfecting the game at hand. We can only hope for an excellent release at this point. With all the videos to absorb right now, we’re very excited at what’s to come in this fascinating tale of the Origins of our favorite video game Assassins.