Following a cinematic trailer, Ubisoft debuted Assassin’s Creed Origins Game of Power trailer & new screenshots at Gamescom 2017.
The trailer depicts the growing struggle between powerful figures such as Cleopatra, Julius Caesar and the Pharaoh of Egypt, Ptolemy XIII, witness it after the break!
Assassin’s Creed Origins Game of Power Trailer
“In re-creating ancient Egypt, Assassin’s Creed Origins doesn’t just give players a city or three to explore, with some countryside in between – it’s building an entire seamless country that you’ll be able to travel freely across, from Alexandria and the Nile Delta in the north to Aswan in the south.
This is the biggest world ever created for an Assassin’s Creed game, and it’s packed with dynamic things to discover and pursue,” wrote Ubisoft’s Mikel Reparaz.
“When we started saying ‘let’s do Ancient Egypt,’ it was going to be [the entire] country,” says Ashraf Ismail, game director of Assassin’s Creed Origins.
“Ancient Egypt meant many things for us; it meant cities, but also wilderness, and we wanted to show the diversity of this wilderness. And people, as they play the game and get into hours and hours of it, they’re constantly seeing new stuff from the world and the environment.”
“The team began with a world around the size of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s, with one key difference: it’s almost all land, and the parts that aren’t land are fully realized underwater environments that hide secrets, loot, and dangerous animals. And no matter where you are, there’s a density to the landscape that creates the feeling that there’s always some area you haven’t explored, something you haven’t uncovered.
For example, the game’s city of Memphis is a massive, almost mazelike landscape of temples, fortresses, and dwellings. Delving into any of these can lead to battles, treasure, new weapons, secret caves, and more, lending importance to every structure, every person, and every opportunity to wander off the beaten path.
And all of this is a seamless part of the larger open world, surrounded by miles of farmland, rocky desert, cliffs, and gigantic pyramids that conceal mysteries of their own.
“In terms of the granularity of the details, the experiences that you can have, the things you can run into, the NPCs, the animals, the fauna, it’s much, much more dense,” says Ismail.
“This is definitely, in terms of content, the biggest world we’ve ever built. We want the exploration of the world to really be jaw-dropping. We want people to be lost in this world for hours and hours. So the game is quite huge. The world is massive.”
Read more about the game over at Ubisoft blog.
“Set amid the pyramids, oases, and cultural upheaval of Ancient Egypt, Assassin’s Creed Origins is the first entry in the franchise to take place earlier than its predecessors, at a time when what we now know as the Assassin Brotherhood was in its infancy.”
Assassin’s Creed Origins will launch on October 27, 2017 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.