The Assassin’s Creed franchise’s last attempt at live action may have floundered, despite a valiant effort from Michael Fassbender, but their latest trailer for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Origins demonstrates that it can be done right in “I Am.”
The new live-action trailer not only shows off Bayek’s beautiful baritone voice, it emphasis the tenants of the Creeds. The assassin’s narration is overlaid by an array of different assassin’s, men, women, and children alike, hiding amongst everyday people as shadows.
Taking place in ancient Egypt, Origins will dig deep into the foundation of the tenants and creed that fans have come to known over the last decade. Alongside the order’s establishment, the game will see Bayek traverse the vast lands of Egypt, on both horseback and camelback, as a means of fighting against the corruption of the Order of the Ancients, who are secretly controlling the pharaoh
Assassin’s Creed: Origins will also see the return of naval combat, a huge selling point for the widely successful Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. In addition to land and sea, the next installment in the franchise will also take to the air, giving players the ability to view the landscape from the eyes of Bayek’s eagle.
One of the biggest takeaways from “I Am” seems to be that Bayek won’t simply be hunting down targets on his own, using means of manipulation and other people without laying a finger on the victim. It would be interesting to see if it is indeed the case, as it would see the return of a similar mechanic used throughout the Ezio chronicles, which gave players slots (based on how many assassins they employed) to send members of their Brotherhood after targets.
Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Origins releases worldwide on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the PC on October 27. It becomes available on the Xbox One X on November 7.
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