One of the big October games of Ubisoft also got a new video.
This year, two publishers try to launch an AAA game in October: Bethesda has The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on October 13 and 27, respectively; Ubisoft’s South Park: The Fractured But Whole drops on October 17, and Assassin’s Creed: Origins follows on October 27.
The game’s protagonist, Bayek, is voiced by Abubakar Salim, who admitted that he did not sign up for this project. Initially, he thought he auditioned for an animated TV-series with motion capture, but during recording, the studio engineers surprised him by revealing that he is working on Assassin’s Creed! (It made him lose his mind in a positive way, according to him.) For Salim, this is his first video game related work, so this is a great start for him…
Ubisoft made some extreme changes regarding its game. First, they announced that there would be a Discovery Tour mode in 2018 as a free update, which is meant to be a form of an open world museum tour (as it will be a pacifist approach with no combat, just discovery). Now, they revealed The Hieroglyphics Initiative. It is a machine learning translation project to help the ancient Egyptian writing, the hieroglyphics, translated. Ubisoft is collaborating with Google on this initiative. There’s a video for it, too, along with a new Q&A.
The new trailer is called From Sand – everything in the cinematic video turns into sand, and Max Richter’s score just adds fuel (or sand?) to the fire (or sand…?).
Assassin’s Creed: Origins is out on October 27 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.