We’ve all forgiven Ubisoft for Assassin’s Creed Unity by now, right? Regardless, it’s time to put that behind you, because Assassin’s Creed Origins is shaping up to be a stormer. To sweeten an already seemingly saccharine deal, Ubisoft has revealed the extra content we can expect once the game is out in the wild.
The headline features will surely be the two paid DLC drops: The Hidden Ones and The Curse of the Pharaohs. The Hidden Ones takes place after the events of the base game, in a new region with the Romans as protagonists, and will land in January 2018. The Curse of the Pharaohs (besides being a killer Mercyful Fate tune) tasks players with investigating the eponymous curse, fighting off mythical beasts from Egyptian lore. That one is out March 2018, and while it sounds a bit trite, it looks pretty intense in the trailer above.
Both sets of paid DLC will be available as part of the Season Pass, along with the Roman Centurion Pack and Horus Pack, which are less about game-changing excitement and more about new clothes and pointy knives and a horse or two. You also get 500 Helix Credits to spend on (presumably) more pointy knives, as well as the unique Calamity Blade. Which is probably also a pointy knife of sorts.
Those sitting in the cheap seats also get some love, with a number of new game features coming to Assassin’s Creed Origins post-launch. The Trial of the Gods will be special timed events based on huge boss battles against Egyptian gods. The Nomad’s Bazaar gives you daily tasks to earn fancy trinkets (more knives and that). Horde Mode is horde mode, but in a gladiator arena like Russell Crowe. Then there’s the intriguing Discovery Tour, which we’ve covered before, and the list is finished off with Photo Mode to capture the beauty of the game.
Goodness, that’s a lot of stuff. And most of it is explained right there in that new video. You’d swear I get paid by the word here. Assassin’s Creed Origins is out on 27 October.