Ubisoft announces a Discovery Tour mode for Assassin’s Creed Origins. The feature is a combat-free game mode that Ubisoft has wanted to introduce to the series “for a long time,” the game’s creative director, Jean Guesdon, explains.
Ubisoft also offers the very first screenshot from the perspective of Assassin’s Creed Origins‘ female protagonist, Aya.
Assassin’s Creed Origins Discovery Tour Details and Release Date
In a post on the Ubisoft Blog, the company explains that the Assassin’s Creed Origins Discovery Tour mode lets players go through the game without getting into combat. The mode “turns the massive re-creation of Egypt into a combat-free living museum, with guided tours that let players delve into its history firsthand.”
Discovery Tours give players the opportunity to learn from annotated guided tours put together by historians and Egyptologists “Each focuses on a different subject, including the Great Pyramids, the life of Cleopatra, mummification, and more,” explains Ubisoft.
Assassin’s Creed Origins‘ creative director Guesdon also explains that “When you start to tour, you will have a path that will lead you from station to station, in order to learn more.” The mummification tour shows players the entire process “from the cleaning of the body to the removal of the organs, up to the ritual of the opening of the mouth,” adds Guesdon.
According to the screenshot of the mode provided by Ubisoft, players will be able to experience the Discovery Tour as playable female character Aya too. The screenshot is the first glimpse of the game from Aya’s perspective as all gameplay footage up to this point had been from the perspective of Bayek, Aya’s husband.
It’s still unclear how many story missions Aya will be playable in – and if she is the only playable female character in the game – but the news that we can explore all of Origins’ Egypt as the protagonist is welcome. We look forward to taking on the combat-free Discovery Tour when it’s released as a free update in early 2018.
Assassin’s Creed Origins will be released on October 27 for Windows PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
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