7 gameplay surprises in Assassin’s Creed Origins

7. Ancient Egypt and the leap of faith

Will ancient Egypt be as great a setting as Origins’ creators are making it out to be?

Many were excited when it was revealed that the next Assassin’s Creed game would be set in ancient Egypt, surely one of the most interesting settings for an Assassin’s Creed game to date. So this means that amongst other things, you will be able to sail the Nile river and climb the pyramids, and perhaps also meet cool historical characters like Queen Cleopatra and Roman dictator Julius Caesar.

Also, unlike earlier Assassin’s Creeds this looks like it will be a true open-world role-playing game, with a deep skill tree for protagonist Bayek, and a world that will likely feel more alive than that of earlier Assassin’s Creed games too. Plus, even though there will be no need to climb viewpoints and synchronize in order to reveal the map, it’s clear that performing the leap of faith will surely still be one of the game’s most rewarding activities nonetheless. So, here’s hoping Ubisoft’s new game turns out to be as good as Assassin’s Creed fans are hoping for when it hits shelves this fall, then…