We've got a busy few months coming up for Assassin's Creed Origins [Gaming Nexus score 8 out of 10], Ubisoft's Egyptian open world saga. I mean, there's almost too much to cram into one news post. I'll be concise.
First, we've got DLC 1, The Hidden Ones. This is a story-driven expansion taking place four years after the events in vanilla Origins. It opens up a new section of map, the Sinai. Level cap increases from 40 to 45. Access to multiple new weapons. It's already part of the season pass, or it can be purchased separately for $9.99 on January 23.
Next, we've got Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt. This is the thing both me and my seven-year-old are most excited about. You get to explore the world of Ptolemaic Egypt in a conflict-free setting. No missions, no bad guys, no time constraints. It turns Assassin's Creed Origins into a living museum. It's free to all Origins owners, or can be purchased separately for $19.99 on February 20.
Then, we've got DLC 2, The Curse of the Pharaohs. This one focuses on mythology and bringing dead pharaohs back to life. It's basically zombie DLC. Also opens up a new chunk of map, Thebes. Level cap increases to 55. This one is also a parts of the season pass, or can be purchased separately for $19.99 on March 6.
Aside from all that, there's a variety of free content on the way. There are the Trials of the Gods, and a new quest, Incoming Threat, that's a prelude to DLC 1 The Hidden Ones.
Whew. Origins isn't games-as-a-service, per se, but this is as close as you can get for a single-player game.
Assassin's Creed Origins launched October 27, 2017, on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Nobody has exclusivity rights on any of this upcoming content. It launches same-day on all platforms. The images below (and the header image) are all from DLC 1.
THE HIDDEN ONES, THE FIRST DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT FOR ASSASSIN’S CREED® ORIGINS, WILL RELEASE ON JANUARY 23
Release Dates for Assassin’s Creed Origins’ Post Launch Content, Including Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt Announced
SAN FRANCISCO — January 16, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft announced that The Hidden Ones, the first downloadable content (DLC) for Assassin’s Creed® Origins, will launch on January 23, 2018 on all platforms. Ubisoft also revealed release dates for upcoming Assassin’s Creed® Origins post-launch content, including season pass content and free add-on content available to all players. Players can continue their journey through Ancient Egypt with a wide variety of content including several hours of new storyline expansions and quests, timed events and customization items.
DLC 1 - The Hidden Ones: This story-driven expansion builds upon the growth of the Brotherhood, taking players four years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Origins as they clash with an occupying Roman force in a new region of the world, the Sinai. This expansion will increase the level cap to 45, allowing players to continue to upgrade and customize their character. Players will have access to four new Legendary weapons, a new outfit, two new mounts and multiple new weapons as well as two new levels for all crafted gear. The Hidden Ones DLC is available for all season pass owners or can be purchased separately for $9.99 on January 23, 2018.
Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt: This new educational mode of the game lets everyone, from players to history-enthusiasts and non-gamers, choose between free roaming the beautiful world of Ancient Egypt to learn more about its history and daily life or embarking on guided tours curated by historians and Egyptologists. People can discover and explore a world free of conflict, time pressure or gameplay constraints, where storyline and quests are not active and the world of Ancient Egypt evolves into a combat-free living museum.
Discovery Tour will be available as a free update for all Assassin’s Creed Origins owners and will be available for purchase separately for $19.99 on Uplay and Steam for Windows PC on February 20, 2018.
DLC 2 - The Curse of the Pharaohs: This new expansion offers players a completely new storyline to delve into as they travel to Thebes to investigate an ancient curse that is plaguing the region. The Curse of the Pharaohs focuses on Egyptian mythology, pitting players against famous pharaohs and Egyptian beasts as they investigate the cause of the curse that has brought the dead pharaohs back to life. This new piece of content will increase the level cap to 55 and give players access to new outfits and gear, including rare and legendary weapons, all themed around classic Egyptian mythology. The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC will be available for season pass owners or can be purchased separately for $19.99 on March 6, 2018.
The season pass is included in the Assassin’s Creed Origins Gold Edition and, in addition to the two DLC, includes the Horus Pack and Roman Centurion Pack with their own set of weapons, mounts and outfits, a legendary weapon and 500 Helix credits. The season pass is also available for purchase separately for $39.99.
Additionally, a wide variety of free content, including Trials of the Gods and a new quest, Incoming Threat, a prelude to DLC 1 The Hidden Ones, in which players must head-off an incoming incursion and find where its coming from, will be available for all Assassin’s Creed Origins players.
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