Ubisoft unveiled a brand new trailer for Assassin's Creed: Origins, this time centering the cinematic around the game's main villains. The cinematic trailer isn't too long and basically sets up the story surrounding the antagonists who will be giving Bayek a rough time in the upcoming open-world title.
The trailer starts by showcasing some dead bodies outside of a temple shaped like the masks of the Order of the Ancients. A voice-over explains that they're a secret order seeking the power of the ancient gods, even if it means committing atrocities in order to do so.
The group is labeled as being "hidden" and "faceless", and that the Order of the Ancients manages to control the Pharaoh from the shadows. The trailer begins ramping up, as the Order is depicted as a menacing shadow organization where nothing stops them when they attempt to carry out their tasks. It's suspected that the Order of the Ancients works as sort of the proto-version of The Templars, which have been the main villains throughout the Assassin's Creed franchise, especially since both groups seem to have the same goals in mind.
We then find out how the the Order connects to Bayek, and that the group has made life difficult for the warrior. Bayek is then encouraged to rise up and fight back, thus setting in motion the origin story for the Assassins Guild.
The Assassin's Creed: Origins trailer then takes a decidedly action-packed turn, where we see a little bit of sword play, armies marching in the deserts, various cut-scenes involving the main characters, various clips involving some of the enemies you'll face off against, and some of the highly skilled warriors that will make an appearance during the Coliseum segments.
The trailer covers some of the naval segments -- which will admittedly play a smaller role in this game, despite being such a large part in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag -- as well as some large scale battle sequences.
The trailer is perfectly paced and well put together. It really makes the game look quite intense, and the music choice isn't overdone or too distracting from what's happening on screen.
Assassin's Creed: Origins makes a couple of different changes to the formula, including completely overhauling the game's combat system from the last Assassin's Creed outings, such as Syndicate and Unity. The game now uses hitbox detection similar to the Dark Souls games or other real-time action-oriented hack-and-slash titles. This completely changes how players will be able to play the game and how to perform certain attacks, which is outlined in more detail over on the official website.
A new loot system has also been added to the fold, with various tiers of loot changing how well the equipment works in the game and how effective it is during combat.
Many of the other elements of the Assassin's Creed franchise will be making a return as well, including open-world exploration, parkour, and plenty of optional quests. You can look for the game to launch on October 27th.