Ancient Egypt is a fascinating place and time period that’s already been explored by countless films, novels, and documentaries, and in Assassin’s Creed Origins, a new mode called The Discovery Tour will let players truly indulge their inner history nerds without any missions or combat to get in the way.
In a post on the Ubiblog, creative director Jean Guesdon explains the mode’s features. Essentially, it’s an expansion on the Animus Database, an in-game collection of historical facts to flesh out the worlds. With Discovery Tour, this process will make learning far more interactive as the player will be taken on several guided tours presented by historians and Egyptologists. This will be separate from the main game, and players can freely explore the game’s world, learning about the landmarks, people, and even the mummification process. So basically, it turns Assassin’s Creed Origins into a sprawling and gorgeous interactive museum, except you can also have sword fights and ride camels when you’re done looking around.
Assassin’s Creed Origins launches on 27 October for PC, PS4, and XBO. The Discovery Tour will be added as free DLC in early 2018.