New 'Assassin's Creed Origins' Trailer Shows Off Ancient Egypt

A look at the huge environment in Ubisoft's upcoming prequel

Ubisoft's impressive Assassin’s Creed Origins is set in ancient Egypt, and takes place thousands of years before every other game in the series. As the name suggests – it's an origin story for the Assassin's Brotherhood. After showing the game at Microsoft's showcase yesterday, Ubisoft showed a new trailer at its E3 2017 press briefing today give people a look at the new game's setting.

As with previous games in the series, Origins is an open world game, but the scope and scale of it seems to be far more than we've seen from any game in the series before. The trailer shows off the pyramids, huge expanses of desert, ruined cities, swampland, and beautiful views of the Nile. It also shows off the importance of sailing boats in the new game, and the huge variety of animals you'll encounter – from lions to hippos, crocodiles and camels.

Assassin’s Creed Origins is scheduled to be released on October 27 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. It is confirmed to run at 4K resolution on Xbox One X and PC.