Assassin's Creed Origins Will Educate You About Ancient Egypt With New Discovery Tour Mode

Assassin's Creed Origins Will Educate You About Ancient Egypt With New Discovery Tour Mode

Just imagine a field trip to Ancient Egypt.

Today, Ubisoft announced a new game mode for Assassin's Creed Origins called Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt which lets players explore and learn about Ancient Egyptian history. The Discovery Tour mode will be included in a free update planned for early 2018.

Discovery Tour is being touted as an interactive, educational mode where players can free roam the entire 3D Egypt recreated in Assassin's Creed Origins. There will be no combat, storylines, or time limits on the mode so players can travel to various, historical locations like Alexandria, Memphis, the Nilze, and Giza. The mode will include guided tours curated by historians and Egyptologists which will help educate players on the various parts of Egyptian history.

Behold!

One of the things Ubisoft has repeatedly talked about when previewing Assassin's Creed Origins is about the historical experts helping with the game's story. While Ubisoft has repeatedly hired historical experts to help with previous Assassin's Creed games, Origins in particular deserves some special mention given how complicated and misunderstood Egypt is in popular culture.

"From the beginning, the Assassin's Creed franchise has always explored pivotal moments in history, from the Third Crusade to the Italian Renaissance, and the year Ancient Egypt," said Assassin's Creed Origins creative director Jean Guesdon.

Hopefully players will try out this mode and learn a little history along the way while playing the game. For more about Assassin's Creed Origins' history check out our interview with Assassin's Creed Origins co-director Ashraf Ismail, or our complete guide for the game here.

Assassin's Creed Origins comes out October 27 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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