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Ubisoft is gearing up for the launch of Assassin's Creed: Origins this fall for home consoles and PC. With GamesCom 2017 fully under way, the publisher let loose a brand new story trailer to help educate and inform gamers on exactly what they'll be doing in this brand new take on the Assassin's Creed franchise.
The trailer features three minutes of content to help get gamers acquainted with the world that Bayek, the protagonist of the game, lives in.
The trailer starts with a boat pulling up to a dock, and centurions carrying a royal down the ramp and toward the palace in the distance. The trailer is set to the raspy-smooth voice of Leonard Cohen's "You Want it Darker".
Like in typical Assassin's Creed fashion, the trailer oozes with style, as we see various rulers and royalty that you'll encounter throughout Origins making their mark one way or another.
We get a brief glimpse of Cleopatra and other rulers, along with a mysterious masked man who seems to be pulling the strings and giving rise to various powers. However, as the song points out, if you want it darker, you have to kill the flame.
Nearly two minutes into the trailer we begin to see the hand of Bayek at work, as arrows fly toward the guards and the original Assassin begins his work.
A really cool sequence of high-impact and stylized fighting ensues, but unfortunately, this isn't really representative of how the fighting actually looks in the game. The actual combat in Assassin's Creed: Origins is closer to the likes of Dark Souls or other hack-and-slash games than it is the traditional puppeteer-style controls that gamers have usually become accustomed to in the Assassin's Creed titles.
Nevertheless, after Bayek dispatches of the guards -- receiving quite a bit of help from a sandstorm that rolls through the area -- he makes his way toward the position where the masked man was, but only finds a deadly and venomous cobra in his place. Luckily for Bayek, his eagle swoops in to take out the poisonous serpent.
The trailer rounds out with a reminder that it's set to release on October 27th for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Additionally, the game will also support 4K output on the Xbox One X. One thing worth noting is that the game on the Xbox One X will feature checkerboard rendering. So if you were hoping for complete native 4K output, it won't happen. Nevertheless, for those of you with 1080p television sets and an Xbox One X, you will get a lot of supersampling benefits.