Microsoft kicked off their gamescom 2017 press conference with a brand-new Assassin’s Creed Origins trailer. The CGI video features a who’s who of ancient Egypt. From Cleopatra to Julius Caesar, we got to see some incredible historical figures.
Check out the new video below:
For more on Assassin’s Creed Origins, check out our E3 2017 preview:
The changes in Origin’s combat are drastic enough that I was felled more than once as I tried to get a feel for the new control sensibilities. Once I got the hang of it, I still didn’t think it flowed in the same way previous games have, but this particular style may be to better fit some of the new RPG aspects of the game. It may also be that I simply not used to this design, but I’m hoping to be presented with a much stronger reason for this change to fundamental and familiar combat controls in the final game.
The massive world is enormous and detailed, giving players a radically different environment than they’ve ever seen in an Assassin’s Creed game before. Even the E3 demo was tickling that neurotic nerve of mine that wanted to run out and complete every mission or collect every item. It was almost too much to take in for the brief amount of time I was able to get my hands on the game, if that helps to relay the scope that Ubisoft Montreal is aiming for. If you’re a fan of Assassin’s Creed games, you’ll find plenty to love as a reason to come back. If not, there may be enough changed at a deeper level that you’ll be able to get over any animosity you have for the series in order to embrace it as a really solid open world game.
Assassin’s Creed Origins is set to release October 27, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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