Assassin’s Creed Origins – three takes on Discovery Tour

Last week, Discovery Tour arrived in Assassin’s Creed Origins as a free update for anyone who owns the game (or as a £15.99 standalone purchase for PC.) As we’ve mentioned before, Discovery Tour gives players the chance to explore the game’s recreation of Ancient Egypt as a living museum. Without the time pressures and combat of the main game, players are free to wander the game world exploring the day to day lives of the ancient Egyptians and taking in over 75 interactive narrated walking tours.

It’s always great to hear from Max and Jean, but what do others think? We thought we’d share three videos looking at the new mode from different angles.

First up, the fine folk at Double Fine produced a special episode of their awesome Devs Play series (like a Let’s Play but with developers) covering the game. Assassin’s Creed historian Maxime Durand sits down with Double Fine’s office manager and former Ancient History student Monica Chin Perez – while her ex-colleague and current lecturer at UCLA, Bethany Simpson PhD, joins via Skype from Egypt. The two previously worked together on an archaeological excavation at Karanis, a site featured in the game – so it makes for a fascinating chat about the challenges of recreating the ancient world. The full video is almost two hours long – so if you are attentionally challenged, you might want to check out this 8 minute too long; didn’t watch version instead.

Eurogamer’s Aoife Wilson shares “9 Fascinating Facts You Should Know About Assassin’s Creed Origins: Discovery Tour” in this great video that focusses more on the mechanics and development of the mode.

At the other end of the spectrum, IGN UK’s Gavin Murphy takes more of a lay-mans look at Discovery Tour in his unofficial review of the mode which lets you “take a nice old walk around Egypt learning about the pyramids.”

Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt is available now as part of the latest free Title Update for the game on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and as a £15.99 standalone purchase for PC players who don’t already own the game. For more on Assassin’s Creed, check out our previous coverage, and stay tuned to Ubisoft Blog for all the latest news.

Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins

Release date — October 27th, 2017
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
PEGI 18+
Amongst the Great Pyramids, the last pharaohs, and myths of Ancient Egypt, the Assassin's Brotherhood was born. Follow Bayek, a protector of Egypt, as the origin story of the Brotherhood unfolds against the backdrop of one of history’s greatest empires, plunging players into a living world where epic battles will be fought and ancient secrets discovered. Experience Assassin's Creed Origins' new action-RPG elements that allow players to level and customize their own version of Bayek with unique gear and powerful weapons before taking on foes in a new combat system designed to offer more tactical freedom than ever before in the franchise. Likewise, a new quest experience gives players the opportunity to explore and uncover the mysteries of Ancient Egypt at their own pace.
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