Assassin’s Creed: Origins game director Ashraf Ismael talks combat

The big man of Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Ashraf Ismael, explains why It’s the end of the road for paired-animation in this developer Q&A video.  Find out how this changes the game, along with details on the wide range of weapons, combos, levels, stats and more.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins comes to Xbox One, PS4, and PC on October 27th. For more on the game stay tuned to Ubisoft Blog and check out our previous coverage.

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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