After taking the year off in 2016, Assassin’s Creed is slated to be back towards the end of 2017, with Assassin’s Creed Origins reportedly taking the franchise to Ancient Egypt. This page will round up every bit of information surrounding the game, including the Assassin’s Creed Origins release date, setting, and collector’s editions. We’ll be updating this post as the game’s release date approaches, so keep checking back for the latest news.
Whereas past Assassin’s Creed games have had the player running across the rooftops of London, or scaling the buildings of the Vatican, the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Origins look set to take players back to the Ancient Egyptian era.
Assassin’s Creed Origins Essential Information
- Release Date: October 27, 2017
- Platforms: Xbox One X, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PS4 Pro, PC
- Price: TBC Full Price
- Publisher: Ubisoft
- Developer: Ubisoft (Previously created: Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs, Far Cry, Rainbow Six Siege, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon)
Assassin’s Creed Origins Release Date
Assassin’s Creed Origins was officially unveiled for the first time at Microsoft’s E3 2017 presentation, where the game was shown to be running in 4K on the Xbox One X. The Assassin’s Creed Origins release date was announced as October 27, 2017, and the protagonist Bayek was revealed – a lawman in ancient Egypt seeking revenge.
E3 Reveal, Xbox One X Gameplay Footage
When the first gameplay of Assassin’s Creed Origins was shown, it was running on the Xbox One X, in 4K and at 30 frames per second. The game will take full advantage of the available power in the console, but we’re yet to see it running on either the Xbox One or PlayStation 4/Ps4 Pro.
So far we’ve seen several more RPG mechanics featured in Assassin’s Creed Origins, including level requirements for quests, and levelled gear and items, including a levelled horse with a speed rating. There’s also a main skill tree in the game, which the player can use to progress in three directions, towards Master Warrior, Master Hunter, and Master Seer.
It’s possible to put points towards all three skill branches, as committing to one won’t lock you out of the others. We’ve also seen Bayek diving underwater to reach treasures, as well as calling in his eagle, Senu, when in close enough proximity to one of this targets, in order to pinpoint their location. The player is in full control of Senu when they summon the eagle, being able to guide him around the nearby map, with a bird’s-eye view of the ground below.
Combat was shown and has a number of interesting mechanics. When jumping you can use slow motion aiming with the bow, and better weapons can be acquired when dropped by defeated enemies. Dodging enemy attacks seems to play a big part in combat, and finishing moves were briefly glimpsed during the E3 presentation.
Below you can see the Assassin’s Creed Origins reveal trailer.
This is gameplay of Assassin’s Creed Origins captured running on Xbox One X.
Our Impressions of Assassin’s Creed Origins
We recently went hands-on with Assassin’s Creed Origins at E3 2017, shortly after the game was first revealed. Here are a few of our impressions after spending a short while with the game.
- The Eagle Vision ability has gone, and Ubisoft has replaced this with literal vision from an eagle. Bayek can summon Senu, his eagle, in order to scout out an area and reveal any hidden assassination targets.
- Combat has been reworked so you now have light attack on the right bumper, heavy attack on the right trigger, your left trigger is your ranged weapon, and the left bumper is used for a shield.
- You’ll need a bigger weapon for bigger enemies, as you’ll need a stronger weapon to knock shield away, but you can afterwards follow up with a smaller weapon on your staggered opponent.
- Dodging doesn’t require any stamina, so you can theoretically dodge forever, evading enemy attacks for as long as possible.
- Boats are everywhere on the rivers in Assassin’s Creed Origins, and Bayek can swim underwater for the first time in the series to stealthily reach boats and take everyone on board by surprise.
- The landscape in Assassin’s Creed Origins is teeming with wildlife, as well as NPCs that constantly react to you, as guards will dispose of their comrades that you kill.
Assassin’s Creed Origins Pre-Order Bonuses and Details
A pre-order card for the Gold Edition of Assassin’s Creed Origins previously leaked from a Target store, indicating that we can expect an exclusive ‘Secrets of the First Pyramids‘ mission with the Gold Edition. On top of this, a Deluxe Pack of unknown contents is included in the Gold Edition, as well as a Season Pass and a Steelbook, although the price for the Gold Edition currently isn’t known.
Outside of this leak, a Dawn of the Creed Legendary Edition of Assassin’s Creed Origins was announced by Ubisoft on the same day as their E3 2017 presentation.
The Legendary Edition costs $799.99, and only 999 units worldwide will be produced. The Dawn of the Creed Legendary Edition contains:
- A 73cm resin statue of Bayek
- The Collector’s Certificate of Authenticity, numbered 1 to 999
- A replica of Bayek’s skull amulet in resin
- Two Assassin’s Creed Origins steelbooks
- Four lithographs signed by Ubisoft artists
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