18 Minutes of Assassin’s Creed: Origins Gameplay Shows Off A Sidequest

The release date of Assassin’s Creed: Origins is getting closer and closer, and IGN has recently come out with an extended video of Assassin’s Creed: Origins gameplay that walks fans through a sidequest called “What’s Yours Is Mine”, one of the many sidequests that will be in the game.

The sidequest focuses around the protagonist Bayek as he encounters a Greek cartographer named Corteseos, who was waylaid by thieves and has had his geography notes stolen from him. As he was also knocked unconscious and stolen from, Bayek agrees to help him find his notes, which leads him on a chase all around the Pyramids of Giza and into a confrontation with the bandits who are responsible.

From what we see in the game, Ubisoft has changed up the Assassin’s Creed formula in a large number of ways, and not just in the historical setting. Players familiar with Assassin’s Creed’s normal “wait for an enemy to attack and then counter-kill them” combat will be caught off guard here, as players will how have to remain aware of their surroundings and move around to try and get an edge over their opponents.

The world will also be a living world, so if you end up failing a sidequest or some other side activity, the quest will remain with you. So, if you end up getting seen and can’t kill a target, then there’s always the chance you’ll be able to continue it later.

The last Assassin’s Creed: Origins gameplay that we saw was at E3 back in June, so it’s nice to see that we get a good bit more gameplay that shows us more of how the game will be different from the other Assassin’s Creed games. Unfortunately, there’s still no giant snake.

To see the Assassin’s Creed: Origins gameplay for yourself, just look further up the article. The game will be releasing on October 27 for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.

Hunter is a long time fan of strategy, RPG, and tabletop games. When he is not playing games, he likes to write about them.