Assassin’s Creed Origins is going back to the series roots with a sojourn to the beginning of the mythology, resulting in a stop at sunny Ancient Egypt. Early gameplay footage has seen assassin Bayek parkour-murdering his way through 49BC, with glimpses of North African wildlife, classic Egyptian architecture and magnificent Nileside vistas.
A sense of historical immersion is a hallmarks of Ubisoft’s ludicrously popular shank ’em ‘up. The first game’s Crusades setting was bold and different at the time, with visits to Renaissance Italy, Colonial America, the Caribbean, London and revolutionary Paris providing similar levels of both historical detail and murder opportunities.
The Egypt of 49BC is also crammed with historical significance, with the whole Roman Empire thing about to happen, and hundreds of monuments begging to be climbed and jumped off.
With details of Assassin’s Creed: Origins still emerging, its historical setting has plenty of potential that hasn’t been shown off yet. To provide the new beginning for the franchise that Ubisoft needs, the game needs to make the most of its murder-friendly Egypt, from the historical figures of the time to the many exciting ways the African landscape can be used to eliminate your enemies.