As we have seen over the past decade, history is all over the Assassin’s Creed franchise. No matter the location, humanity’s past flows from every Assassin’s Creed game. Ubisoft is embracing this like never before with a new mode called Discovery Tour. Gamers who pick up Assassin’s Creed Origins this October will gain access to the mode next year.
Ubisoft is announcing Discovery Tour will arrive during the early part of 2018. The mode will be part of a free update for players, though no exact date is available. Discovery Tour is a casual mode in which combat, narrative and time constraints are all inactive.
Players are free to roam the massive, historic world of Ancient Egypt at their leisure. Guided tours will allow you to learn about historic areas like Alexandria and Memphis. Other areas of interest will be the Nile Delta, Great Sand Sea, Giza plateau and Faiyum Oasis.
Never before has an Assassin’s Creed game embraced history like Assassin’s Creed Origins is. Ubisoft reckons, “dozens of guided tours curated by historians and Egyptologists” will focus on different aspects of Ptolemaic Egypt. Topics include the Great Pyramids, mummification and the life of Cleopatra. Creative Director Jean Guesdon talked about the new feature.
“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. 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,” Guesdon said.
Ubisoft is readying to launch the highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed Origins next month. The game will be available on Oct. 27 worldwide. Gamers can pick up the title on Xbox One X, Xbox One, PS4 Pro, PS4 and PC. Stick around here at We Write Things for more on Assassin’s Creed.