Never let it be said that Ubisoft was afraid of taking a risk. The publisher took the saying go big or go home to heart with the latest installment of the Assassin’s Creed series, dubbed Origins. After seeing a few scenes of ancient Egypt come into play, we were treated to watching Bayik, the newest assassin sliding down a golden tipped pyramid, gleaming in the glory of the sun.
Dubbed as the first assassin, Bayik is seen as a sort of Egyptian sheriff, looking to right the wrongs of a corrupt regime. To do this, there will be blood, and lots of it. And our assassin has some new tricks up his sleeve.
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Instead of Eagle Vision, your new assassin will use an actual eagle to scope out targets and potential situational advantages. Armed with a bow and arrow, we watched as Bayike takes out a guard in mid-air on his way to take out a fake Oracle. And here’s where we see a new wrinkle in the gameplay. After felling a foe, Bayik looted the corpse for a new, more powerful weapon. You can also level up in game as we as we saw the assassin earn an Ability Point after felling a few more enemies.
Hand to hand combat looks as smooth as ever and just as pretty thanks to the gorgeous 4K resolution. It’s a thrilling first look into what’s sure to be an epic thrill ride.