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Assassin’s Creed Origins Release Date and Gameplay Info Leaked by Game Informer

There’s no denying it now: Assassin’s Creed Origins is the name of the next game in the series, and now we’ve got the release date and a few tid-bits thanks to a leaked issue of Game Informer’s magazine.

According to the leaked issue, Assassin’s Creed Origins will release on October 27th, 2017, for PS4 and other platforms. Now, usually we doubt such things as fake news appears all the time, unfortunately. In this case, we’re doing away with the customary salt and we’re going to assume it’s all kosher. Caution is in the wind, folks, and with that we invite you to carry on reading for more juicy info.

Here’s a quick run down of what to expect in Assassin’s Creed Origins, as taken from the Game Informer article and compiled by NeoGaf user HungryGhost 457.

Started working on game before Assassin’s Creed Unity
Brand new fighting system
New A.I.
No minimap but an elder scrolls type compass at top
No more sprinting button, speed depends on analog stick
Crouching is back
Story is being kept a secret
Eagle vision is a subtle pulse that highlights objects not enemies
Takes place during the ascent and reign of Cleopatra
You can climb everything in the game
Large and small cities with many landmarks including Memphis and Alexandria
The controllable eagle leak was true
NPC’s have a day/night cycle and includes time for them to eat, sleep, work, and “answer the call of nature”
Attack buttons are the right shoulder and trigger
A.I. does not take turns to attack
New combat system is more hit-box driven
As you fight, an adrenaline gauge fills up, and when both attack buttons are pressed powerful attacks are unleashed
Left shoulder button is lock on
There are treasures to find in the depths of the water (sunken ships, long-forgotten ruins)
Stat element of customization is removed
New gear system where players can improve specific parts of your gear by crafting materials
Leveling system that has a level cap of 40 • Bayek is not the only playable character in the game but that character is a secret
There are legendary items to loot in the game
You can add blocked arrows to your inventory
You can no longer one hit enemies that are more powerful than you with your hidden blade
Buttons for free-running up and down are removed
Puzzles are back but more challenging and less switches
Much more in-depth ability graph with 3 paths (Seer, Warrior, Hunter)
There are gladiator battles in arenas

All that’s left to do now is wait for Ubisoft to officially unveil the game during this year’s E3…

Chris has been writing about gaming news for far too long, and now he’s doing it even more. A true PlayStation know-it-all, Chris has owned just about every Sony console that ever existed. Trophies are like crack to this fella.
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