One of the most distinctive things about the demo at E3 was that, apparently, players are capable of taming animals in Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Bayek, the game’s protagonist, only had a hawk in the demo, but we can hopefully tame a number of the desert’s vast menagerie of creatures.
Bayek’s eagle Senu, for instance, helped him to scout out what appeared to be some sort of mansion for an influential Egyptian. Senu could mark the locations of guards and also gave you an idea of the layout, though there’s no telling what other things animals could do for you.
Far Cry Primal introduced the concept of taming animals to help you in the game, and each of them would have a small number of different functions, for instance you could use an owl to scout places or drop bombs on enemies. Or, you could have a honey badger, which would make everything in the game flee from you in terror.
So, in addition to taming things like horses and camels (that you could use to pull chariots that you might use to get around the desert), you might be able to tame things like lions or something else of that nature. Ubisoft hasn’t really given more details about us taming animals in Assassin’s Creed: Origins, but hopefully we’ll be able to tame a lot of different animals.
Since Egypt is a new setting in the ancient world, something that players have never been to (especially since the farthest back we’ve ever gone is the Crusades), there’s a lot of potential for a whole lot of new mechanics to come out, and a lot of ways to use the ability for taming animals in Assassin’s Creed: Origins, especially if we can use them to get around (or straight up kill) guards.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins will be coming out on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC on October 27 of this year.