Ubisoft’s next entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Origins, will launch October 27th. The game was announced today at E3 2017 during Microsoft’s press conference.
Assassin’s Creed Origins will take place in ancient Egypt, confirmed Jean Guesdon, the game’s creative director. Origins will tell the story of one man, the last magi and protector of his community. “An Egyptian sheriff, if you like,” Guesdon said.
Footage of the game showed off Siwa, home of the game’s lead character. In addition to the usual sneaking and stabbing, players will be able to scout out the area by sending a pet bird soaring into the air, controlling the flight of an arrow, and collecting RPG-style loot from fallen enemies.
Rumors about the new game have been circling the web for some time. In May, an image of a character in a wooden sailboat, on a mission to go “assassinate the Crocodile” was posted to — and later deleted from — Reddit. The image was later corroborated by Eurogamer. Last week, a retailer leak teased more of the Egyptian setting.