It’s still not officially announced, but everyone and their mother knows about Assassin’s Creed Origins, knows that it is set in ancient Egypt, that it is a prequel to the rest of the franchise, that it is coming this October, that it has naval traversal, that it takes inspiration from The Witcher 3 and incorporates RPG elements.
Now, we have another leak to establish the legitimacy of all of this. The cover for the new Game Informer, as well as the new Game Informer itself, have been leaked. We won’t post leaked, published, copyrighted material for a fellow outlet, but you can catch the details regarding this for yourself on NeoGAF. The cover story establishes loads of cues taken from Witcher and Zelda, including more RPG elements, a dynamic open world (you can deflect enemy arrows with your shield, and then recover them later, as one example), underwater swimming, tomb raiding, and full Xbox Scorpio optimizations.
It all sounds like it’s coming together as the culmination of everything Assassin’s Creed has tried to be over the last few years. Can Ubisoft pull it off? That remains to be seen. Presumably the game gets announced this E3, so stay tuned to GamingBolt for more coverage and information.