The mysteries of Cleopatra’s Egypt are yours to uncover in Assassin’s Creed Origins, out now on Xbox One and will be Xbox One X Enhanced for Xbox One X on November 7. As Bayek, a protector of Egypt, you are thrust into a tumultuous time in Ancient Egypt’s history. The struggle for power between Cleopatra and her brother Ptolemy is reaching its breaking point, the menacing Order of the Ancients lurks in the shadows, and a Roman army waits outside the country’s borders. Bayek will confront these forces while exploring the game’s massive recreation of Ancient Egypt, driven by his own quest for vengeance.
Assassin’s Creed Origins harnesses the characteristics of Action RPGs more than any game in the series before it. You can customize your own version of Bayek to suit your playstyle with an assortment of normal, rare, and legendary weapons, each with different characteristics and spanning a variety of bows, spears, swords, axes, shields, and more. All of this plays into a new combat system that allows for more freedom and strategy, but also makes the fierce foes you encounter more savvy and dangerous.
A skill tree with three branches – Hunter, Seer, and Warrior – opens other possibilities. Want to throw firebombs, tame wild animals, or use poisons? The Seer path might be the best option. If you’d rather expand Bayek’s roster of melee attacks, letting him charge up shield-breaking strikes or develop devastatingly fast combos, the Warrior path may be where you want to spend your ability points. And if you want to-control arrows in flight or make your eagle companion distract foes, build Bayek’s abilities out along the Hunter path.
As you increase your level and gain ability points, you’ll be able to unlock more powerful weapons and skills, and Assassin’s Creed Origins offers no shortage of story quests, side missions, and spontaneous conflicts to build Bayek into a fearsome warrior. Assassin’s Creed Origins will take you across the country to the pyramids of Giza, the massive temple at Memphis, into the rough waters of the Mediterranean, and through vast deserts and lush oases – and what’s more, nearly all its quests and side missions can be completed whenever and however you want, so long as you’re strong enough to take them on.
An ancient world of mystery, brutality, and adventure awaits you, and you can dive in today by downloading Assassin’s Creed Origins today from the Xbox Store.