We’re already pretty well aware that Ubisoft is bringing back the Assassin’s Creed series this year, after taking a year off to “rest” and give fans a little bit of a break from the continuous adventures. But up until this point, we’ve only heard bits and pieces about the new title, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, and how it’ll take place in Egypt.
But today, it appears that part of the reveal trailer for Origins has been leaked online, giving us an ideal of what we can expect from the game in terms of setting.
The trailer, though very low quality (it looks like it was captured by cam during a private presentation), indicates that you’ll be taking to Thebes, Egypt in 1354 BC, where there are fine opportunities to test your skills of running around and hunting down targets.
Before the city comes into view, you can hear a couple of men discussing how tired they are of online attacks, indicating some kind of modern tie-in with characters, who have something in common with an ancestor from Thebes. They talk about booting something into the “cloud,” and then the city comes into view. Then, abruptly, it appears that the trailer cuts off.
Uploaded by a YouTuber named Cosmografik, the trailer does look like something official, based on the insignia and logo that appear right before the action kicks in. However, it seems kind of odd, as most trailers usually save a logo reveal for the end, to surprise the audience as the presentation takes place. However, it’s not unheard of to put it ahead, to get fans excited for what’s coming next in the series.
Ubisoft hasn’t commented yet on the legitimacy of the trailer – nor revealed the official trailer yet – so this Assassin’s Creed: Origins clip should be taken with a grain of salt for now. Still, the idea of heading to Egypt and getting into all new Assassin trouble should be quite a prospect for fans. We’ll have more official information as the publisher makes it available. In the meantime, check out the portion of the trailer below – before it gets taken offline.