Ubisoft announced today that they’ll be expanding upon the Assassin’s Creed Origins world with a comic book miniseries, a novel, and an art book. The four-part comic will be written by Anne Toole, and “will explore the first years of the Assassins’ Order, crossing over to new territories and introducing new characters as well as notable historical figures.” Oliver Bowden will be writing the novel, called Assassin’s Creed Origins Desert Oath, which will take place prior to the events of the game. Readers will be able to “follow Bayek through a journey that will take him along the Nile and across a country in turmoil as he faces the dangers and mysteries of the Medjay’s path.”
Here’s the full description of the upcoming art book, courtesy of Ubisoft:
The Art of Assassin’s Creed Origins, an art book published by Titan Books, will transport readers back into Ancient Egypt, one of the most mysterious periods in history. Readers will explore the world of Assassin’s Creed Origins as they discover its secrets and forgotten myths, and learn more about the characters, enemies, weapons and majestic landscapes of the game, through a vast collection of art, including: concept sketches, city plans, character studies, and fully rendered paintings along with comments and notes from the artists and developers.
In other Origins news, UK retailer GAME recently released 20 minutes of gameplay footage onto their YouTube channel. It’s the Xbox One X version of the game, so expect it to look slightly better than the PS4 Pro version of the game. The two versions should be comparable, though, so give it a watch if you’re interested in seeing the game in action.
Check out the gameplay footage below:
Assassin’s Creed Origins is set to release October 27, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out our hands-on E3 preview for more information on the highly anticipated title.