Assassin’s Creed took 2016 off, leaving us hungry for some historical stabbing. It’s coming back this year in the form of Assassin’s Creed: Origins, and we’re hungry to dive back in. With this new cinematic trailer shown yesterday, we get a closer look at the setting in which the game takes place. When we talk about “Ancient Egypt,” we’re talking about literally thousands of years. But Origins takes place during a very specific period – Ptolemaic Egypt. This was one of the last chapters in what we think of as ancient Egypt, in which Rome held sway over the country.
At the time the game takes place, Cleopatra VII is the Pharaoh – the last effective Pharaoh, at that. This trailer gives some context for that period. We see Roman soldiers in control of Egypt, making main character Bayek likely a holdover of a bygone era. Meanwhile, the Egyptian gods are still very much alive in that people still actively worship them.
The trailer is pre-rendered, but man does it look good. It’s not a promise of what we can expect the game to look like, but more about the flavor we can look forward to.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins releases on October 27 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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