With the release of Assassin’s Creed Origins just a few weeks away, a new series of 10 animated shorts from creative agency Heat is bringing the world of Ancient Egypt to life with a decidedly modern sense of humor. Tales from the Tomb uses scenes re-created from real Ancient Egyptian art to imagine how everyday life might have been affected by the presence of sinister secret Orders and acrobatic Assassins. From a conversation about the use of performance-enhancing mummy dust in gladitorial fights to a glass-bottomed boat tour of the Nile interrupted by a certain Assassin’s underwater antics, each short also includes gameplay footage showing off the world, combat, and characters of Assassin’s Creed Origins.
You can watch every episode of Tales from the Tomb on Ubisoft’s YouTube channel. Assassin’s Creed Origins is coming out on October 27 for PS4, PC, and Xbox One, and you can keep up with the latest news by checking out our previous coverage.