Assassin's Creed is back! After taking a year off, Ubisoft unveiled the first gameplay of the newest title at the Microsoft Press Conference yesterday. They left the best parts for their own conference, however, showcasing even more gameplay and clarifying questions that were spawned from the Xbox gameplay reveal.
This is... Assassin's Creed: Origins.
Wow. A year off well spent, it seems. Now if we can just get rid of map reveal towers...
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.
The team that made Black Flag, you say? WELL NOW YOU HAVE MY FULL ATTENTION!
In all seriousness, it looks like Ubisoft is dedicated to bringing the Assassin's Creed franchise back with a true passion for that they're doing and the stories they want to tell vs corporate greed. Only time will tell.
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.
Assassin's Creed: Origins releases October 27th for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
We'll bring you the latest as we get it on the show floor this week during E3 2017.