Assassin's Creed Origins Gameplay: Hungry Hungry Hippos, Brutal Combat and a Murder Mystery

Assassin's Creed Origins Gameplay: Hungry Hungry Hippos, Brutal Combat and a Murder Mystery

Richard Walker

Having been on hiatus for a year, the Assassin's Creed series is back with Assassin's Creed Origins, and it's bringing along more than a few changes to the well-worn formula. Ubisoft Montreal is doubling down on the RPG aspects for this Ancient Egypt-set entry for starters, while the combat has been completely rebuilt, making it something more akin to The Witcher or Dark Souls in how it handles.

There's a gear system in there too, with outfits, individual pieces of weaponry and upgrades to discover and unlock, as well as materials and resources to harvest. Marry all of that to the largest Assassin's Creed map yet, as well as all of the trappings you'd normally expect from an AC game, and you have the makings of what could be the most ambitious and unfathomably deep entry in the franchise since it first began a decade ago.

Recently afforded the opportunity to play four hours across a small portion of Origins' map, we got a sense of the size and scope that the new Assassin's Creed is shooting for, with an ecosystem of (mostly vicious) animals, vast, gorgeous environments to explore and countless missions to pursue. Here's what we learned: hippos are complete and utter bastards. Check out our 4K gameplay video below to find out more.

Assassin's Creed Origins launches for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on 27th October 2017.

  • I havent played AC in a while... I skipped through the video a little and it looks like you still cant drag bodies?
  • I really hope this doesn't turn out like Unity
  • @Richard - Syndicate had cutscenes, and only cutscenes, for the "real world" stuff. It and Unity were definitely using an animus-type system. @1 - You still can. If you pause at 9:06, you can see that Y is "Carry".
  • Thanks for the video, I’m not getting this at full price, looks kinda boring for me
  • @4 LMAO, its not boring for you its to hard for you, go play your shooters
  • @5 hahahahah I platinum first 4 Assassins Creed so great guess.... go play your hanna montana
  • @6 only the first 4 and only once?????? uhm its seems i am correct. have done all games atleast 6 times plat. so yeah i am right in the end
  • @6 & 7, well i've Platiumed them all 12 times! Put your dicks away this dick measuring competitions over!....
  • @6 @7 @8 You all my heroes... I want to see you platinuming Assassins Creed 1. :p
  • Its apparent that there are alot of virgins on this ....Oh wait let me guess you've had sex 1200 times and they all had platinum vaginas.hahaha
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