In addition to being the series’ largest open world yet, Assassin’s Creed: Origins‘ Ancient Egypt will also be its most true to life. This fact will be celebrated, too, through a new mode called Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt, which will become available as part of a free update sometime in early 2018.
By stripping the game of distractions like enemies, combat, puzzles and the like, Discovery Tour aims to give players a fun, immersive and interactive history lesson. Through it, those with interest will be able to explore the game’s lifelike recreation of Ancient Egypt without hassle, and will also be able to take part in guided tours given by historians.
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In this dedicated mode, players can free roam the entire interactive 3D recreation of Ancient Egypt in Assassin’s Creed Origins, free of combat, storyline or time constraints. From Alexandria to Memphis, the Nile Delta to the Great Sand Sea, the Giza plateau to the Faiyum Oasis, players can immerse themselves like never before in the rich history of Ancient Egypt. Discovery Tour will offer dozens of guided tours curated by historians and Egyptologists, each with a focus on a different aspect of Ptolemaic Egypt, such as the Great Pyramids, mummification or the life of Cleopatra.
“From the beginning, the Assassin’s Creed franchise has always explored pivotal moments in history, from the Third Crusade to the Italian Renaissance, and this year Ancient Egypt,” said Jean Guesdon, creative director of Assassin’s Creed Origins. “It’s a dream come true for us to offer Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt, an educational mode built specifically for people to learn more about the incredible history of Ancient Egypt through the interactive experience made possible via a video game.”
Assassin’s Creed: Origins will take us to Ancient Egypt late next month.