Assassin’s Creed has always been known for its massive environments, allowing you plenty of places to explore and discover. Now, an upcoming update in early 2018 will begin the Assassin’s Creed Origins Discovery Tour, a game mode that will allow you to explore the game for yourself with no strings attached.
That means you can go from one part of the map to the other with no time constraints, no combat, no story, and more. It’s simply an educational tool that will allow you to go around and learn about Egypt at the time of the game, which takes place during the Ptolemaic era.
The Ptolemaic Era was an era of Egypt that happened immediately before the rising Roman Empire conquered the province over the course of the conflict between Mark Antony and Octavian, later Augustus, the first Emperor of Rome. Egypt had been conquered by Alexander the Great during his war against the Persian Empire, and was given over to Ptolemy, one of Alexander’s generals, as one of the Hellenistic Kingdoms.
While traveling Egypt in the Assassin’s Creed Origins Discovery Tour, players will be able to learn about Egyptian society, ranging from the process of mummification, to the pyramids and other monuments built, or even the life of Cleopatra.
Previous Assassin’s Creed games had a codex, a variety of little bits of information that gave you information about various locations, technology, and historical figures of the time. While the Assassin’s Creed Origins Discovery Tour may be essentially the same thing, it also gives you a chance to look at daily life in Egypt.
That means, you can travel from the great city of Alexandria, to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. You can visit the Great Pyramids in their glory days, with white limestone and their golden peaks, all of it narrated by Egyptologists and historians that tell you everything you want to know.
Assassin’s Creed Origins will be coming out for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC on October 27 of this year.