E3 2017: Assassin’s Creed Origins Heads to Ancient Egypt


The fact that the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed series would head to Egypt had been leaked about a million times, so the official reveal of Assassin’s Creed Origins at the Microsoft E3 press conference didn’t exactly surprise anyone.

In terms of chronologically, this is the furthest back the series has ever gone, making it a prequel in every sense of the word. The new protagonist will go by the name Bayek, with the plot finding him returning to his hometown to assassinate a fake oracle called Medunamun. It looks like your primary weapon will be a Khopesh (an ancient Egyptian curved-sword), and the fact that we see a dude having his internal organs being removed at 0:32 in the first video below in order for his corpse to be mummified indicates that Origins will not shirk away from the more horrific aspects of life at the time.

Assassin’s Creed Origins will be released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 27. During the conference, we were treated to a trailer, gameplay footage, and a behind-the-scenes video, all of which can be viewed below.

Assassin’s Creed Origins: E3 2017 Official World Premiere Gameplay Trailer | Ubisoft [US]
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the development of Assassin’s Creed Origins, as UbiBlog’s Chris Watters sits down with different members of the development team to discuss its new setting, combat, and the origins of the Brotherhood. Available October 27.

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ABOUT Assassin’s Creed Origins :
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.

Experience the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt – Uncover lost tombs, explore the Great Pyramids, and discover the secrets of mummies, the gods, and the last pharaohs.

An Origin Story – Start here, at the very beginning, with the never-before-told origin story of Assassin’s Creed. You are Bayek, protector of Egypt, whose personal story will lead to the creation of the Assassin’s Brotherhood.

Embrace Action-RPG – Experience a completely new way to fight as you loot and use a variety of weapons with different characteristics and rarities. Enjoy deep RPG progression mechanics, choose your preferred abilities, and challenge your skills against unique and powerful bosses.

Each Quest is a Memorable Adventure – Pick and tackle quests at your own pace: each of them tells an intense and emotional story full of colorful characters and meaningful objectives.

Explore a Full Country – From deserts to lush oases, from the Mediterranean Sea to the tombs of Giza, fight your way against dangerous factions and wild beasts as you explore this gigantic and unpredictable land.



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