Assassin’s Creed: Origins will offer up free Egyptian history lessons in 2018


Ubisoft will offer up an Egyptian history lesson inside Assassin’s Creed: Origins next year.

Planned for 2018, the game’s Discovery Tour mode is means to provide guided tours, lead by Egyptologists and historians. The tours will focus on subjects like the Pyramids, mummification and Cleopatra.

The mode will do away with combat and stealth, making it easy to roam and learn. The locations of Memphis, Alexandria, the Sand Sea and the Giza Plateau are all included in the mode.

“Throughout its existence, one of the most fascinating parts of the Assassin’s Creed series has been the Database, a collection of educational notes on important people, places, and events that updates as you discover them in-game,” Ubisoft said of its decision to include the mode.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins is taking that concept several steps further with Discovery Tour, a new mode that lets players explore the game’s massive re-creation of Egypt and delve into its history firsthand.”

Discovery Tour will be a free update provided to all platforms in 2018.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins heads to Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.