Assassin’s Creed: Origins is indeed set in Egypt

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Ubisoft’s worst-kept secret was just confirmed at Microsoft’s E3 presser and [extremely Simpsons voice] Assassin’s Creed is indeed going to Egypt with Assassin’s Creed: Origins, which features “RPG”-like additions to Ubisoft’s worn open-world format. “Level up!” Ah, yes, leveling. Innovative!

The first trailer included gladiatorial combat, arrows shot off horseback, and fighting crocodiles while swimming. There’s more mystic stuff, too, including a giant snake or basilisk-looking thing. There’s also a hawk straight out of Far Cry: Primal (or a drone from a more modern Ubisoft game) and a loot system.

Set in “the birthplace of modern civilization…and the assassin brotherhood,” Origins will have you play as “an Egyptian sheriff, if you like.”

It’s coming out October 27.

Steven Hansen