Is This Our First Look at ‘Assassin’s Creed: Origins’?

Samantha Loveridge
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UPDATE: Is this our first look at Assassin’s Creed Origins? Well a new Reddit thread suggests this is straight from Ubisoft internally, from someone who has taken a photo of their screen.

Interestingly it seems to give us an insight on the missions you’ll be undertaking with Origins, with the overall mission saying you need to “assassinate the Crocodile”, which we assume is a character rather than the creature. You’re also being told at this point to “follow Shadya to Khenul’s villa”, who could well be major players in the game.

Assassin's Creed Origins

Check out the clothing on the guy on the boat, which actually matches that of previous leaks, which you can see in this leaked screenshot.

Potential Assassin's Creed Empire leak
Could this be another Assassin's Creed Empire leak showcasing its Egyptian setting?

Original story: The internet has been abuzz for the next Assassin’s Creed game for some time, with the game allegedly codenamed Assassin’s Creed Empire. However, a fresh batch of leaked information suggests the game will actually be called Assassin’s Creed: Origins and could be the biggest Assassin’s Creed yet. In fact, the freshest rumour suggests Assassin’s Creed: Origins’ Egyptian world might even be bigger than Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – albeit without the dragons.

WWG claims to have gleaned fresh information from insider sources at Ubisoft, which states that the next Assassin’s Creed will be revealed at E3 in June. According to the sources, the game will offer “a vast open world experience” set in ancient Eygpt, as previous leaks have suggested, and will tell the tale of the original Assassin’s Creed guild.

The gameplay will deviate somewhat from previous titles, in that character progression won’t be intertwined with the story, but instead, sources are comparing it to RPG titles like Skyrim. Previously the game has been compared to The Witcher 3 as well – at least in the leaks.

Assassin's Creed Origins Egyptian World
Will the next Assassin's Creed really take us to Egypt? It's looking likely

Players will apparently be able to wander a little further out from Assassin’s Creed: Origins’ Egyptian world too, “possibly even as far as Greece”, which is definitely a bit of a trek from Egypt.  Thankfully, boats and naval combat à la Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag will be part of the game too, so you won’t be crawling along rooftops all the way to Greece.

It sounds like it’s going to be quite the deviation from previous Assassin’s Creed titles, although it seems you may be able to choose between playing as a male and female protagonist like you could in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.

Following the big Assassin’s Creed origins reveal at E3 2017 in June, it seems we’re looking at an autumnal release date for the game, with the entries usually arriving in October.

Samantha Loveridge
Sam is the UK Gaming Editor at Fandom. She's been addicted to games since she first got her paws on a GameBoy and hasn't looked back.
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