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Assassin's Creed Origins

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft
Release Date: Oct. 27, 2017

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'Assassin's Creed Origins' (ALL) Adds Discovery Tour, Game+ Mode

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2018 @ 8:45 p.m. PST

The latest installment in the open-world, action-adventure series, Assassin's Creed Origins is set in ancient Egypt.

For the last four years, the team at Ubisoft Montreal behind Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag has been crafting a new beginning for the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

In Assassin’s Creed Origins, the action takes place in Ancient Egypt, the most mysterious place in history, during a crucial period that will shape civilization. Playing as Bayek, a protector of Egypt whose personal story will lead to the creation of the Assassin’s Brotherhood, players will plunge into a living, systemic open world, and 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.

Assassin’s Creed Origins is a brand-new vision for the franchise embracing Action-RPG elements where players level up, loot and choose their abilities to customize their very own skilled Assassin. They will experience a completely new combat system, allowing them to attack and defend multiple enemies at once and equip ultra-rare weapons against unique and powerful bosses.

A revamped narrative experience allows total freedom for players to choose and complete quests at their own pace, each telling an intense and emotional story full of colorful characters and meaningful objectives.

With an entire country to explore, from deserts to lush oases, from the Mediterranean Sea to the tombs of Giza, players will fight against dangerous factions and wild beasts as they explore this gigantic and unpredictable land.

Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt is a new educational tool which lets anyone explore the entire interactive 3D recreation of Ancient Egypt in Assassin’s Creed Origins free of conflict, time pressure or gameplay constraints.

From Alexandria to Memphis, the Nile Delta to the Sand Sea, the Giza plateau to the Faiyum Oasis, the Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt lets visitors either explore the rich world of Ancient Egypt at their will or follow the 75 themed tours* devised by Ubisoft’s creative teams in collaboration with history experts and Egyptologists.

“With the Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt, we give the chance to everyone interested in Ancient Egypt to enjoy the beauty of it and realize that video games can be a source of inspiring knowledge” explains Jean Guesdon, Creative Director of Assassin’s Creed Origins and the Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt.

“We’ve been in touch with teachers from the very first instalment of Assassin’s Creed games about ten years back. Many of them already used the games during their history classes but soon came to realize that what they needed was an easily accessible educative tool based in our historical reconstructions,” explains Maxime Durand, Assassin’s Creed Franchise Historian at Ubisoft Montreal. “With the Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt you can visualize and understand thousands of things from Egyptian history in their actual context. As both a game and a learning tool, it is quite a unique asset for teachers to integrate as part of their history classes.”

The Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt is now available on PS4, Xbox and PC at no cost for all owners of the Assassin’s Creed Origins game. It is also available independently from the game on PC via the Uplay and Steam platforms for $19.99.

New Game + will be added to the game on February 20, alongside the Discovery Tour mode.

What is New Game +?

New Game + (NG+) is an option that allows players to start a new saved game while keeping their current character progression, once they’ve completed the main story of the game.

What carries over into New Game +?

All character progression will carry over to NG+, including the following:

  • Equipment (weapons, shields, tools, outfits, mounts)
  • Abilities acquired and available ability points
  • Crafting status
  • Player level
  • XP
  • Inventory (crafting materials, arrows, tools, animal goods, trinkets)

What does not carry over?

Starting an NG+ save, players will restart at the beginning of the game, which will automatically reset some elements, and thus the following won't carry over:

  • Targets
  • Maps and discovered territories
  • Location completion
  • Quest completion
  • Senu’s perception
  • Hidden blade will be unequipped (however, the crafting status will carry over once available in the story)
  • Quest items
  • Papyri

Are activities like the arena, Trials of the Gods, and Hippodrome already accessible from the beginning of New Game +?

All activities are tied to the progression of the game, so players will have to progress in the main game to regain access to them – just as during the regular game progression.

Is enemy scaling activated automatically with New Game +?

Yes, enemy auto level scaling is activated by default when starting an NG+; however, players can deactivate at any time if they wish to do so.

Will enemies be more difficult in New Game +?

When starting an NG+, the difficulty will be increased by one from your previous campaign. This means:

  • Easy → Normal
  • Normal → Hard
  • Hard → Nightmare
  • Nightmare → Nightmare

Will New Game + have any impact on the loot system?

The loot system will remain the same as usual.

Will there be any special rewards for completing the game in New Game +?

Yes, there will be a unique reward for completion of the game in NG+ – but we want to keep that reward a surprise.

Will New Game + override your current saved game?

No, NG+ is a separate saved file.

How do you access it?

The mode will be available after completing the main game. Players can access it by going to the title screen. A new option will be available on your saved game to start an NG+. Once chosen, a new separate save will be created.

Key Features

  • THE MYSTERIES OF ANCIENT EGYPT: Discover lost tombs, the Great Pyramids, mummies, and the gods.
  • AN ORIGIN STORY Start at the beginning and uncover the origin story of the Assassin's Brotherhood.
  • ALL-NEW COMBAT Experience new combat mechanics and use powerful weapons to take down epic enemies.
  • MEANINGFUL QUESTS Play intense stories with impactful objectives at your own pace.
  • EXPLORE A FULL COUNTRY In busy cities and down the Nile, you’ll never run out of things to do.

In the Deluxe Edition ($69.99), gamers will receive the base game, a printed version of the hand-drawn world map, the game’s official soundtrack and the Digital Deluxe Pack, including the Ambush at Sea naval mission, the Desert Cobra Pack and three bonus Ability points. The Gold Edition ($99.99) will include all of the Deluxe Edition Digital content plus the Season Pass. The Season Pass will give players access to all upcoming major expansions and equipment sets. Both Deluxe and Gold Editions will be also available on digital stores. A Gold Edition with a physical Steelbook ($109.99) is also available. For further details, please visit here.

Assassin's Creed Origins is currently available for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.


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