It’s been a long time since an Assassin’s Creed game has rustled my jimmies quite like Origins does. Unity was off-putting from its British accents in France, and its infamously glitch-ridden launch, and Syndicate’s setting is more associated with child labour and dying in the poorhouse than with swashbuckling adventure. But Origins looks exciting and fresh, while also playing really well in demo format. The game launches tomorrow, so let’s look at the launch trailer and get excited together.

In case you’re not entirely caught up, Assassin’s Creed Origins will act as both a reboot and a prequel to the series. It’s taking the story to Ancient Egypt, cleverly sidestepping all the convoluted backstory that has built up since 2007. Players will control Bayek, a badass Medjay, who confronts a shadowy cabal of mask-wearing villains. Shenanigans and camel-riding ensues, and Bayek goes on to found the Assassin Order. Combat and general gameplay have been entirely reworked, making Origins more of an open-world RPG. Here’s the launch trailer, try not to faint from excitement.

After launch, Assassin’s Creed Origins will be well supported by paid and free DLC. Major expansions will continue the story years after the events of the base game, and free updates will add horde modes, daily quests, a combat-free educational mode, and new weapons and loot. All in all, the game looks to be the most exciting and feature-rich addition to the series in a long time.

Assassin’s Creed Origins launches on 27 October for PC, PS4, and XBO.

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