The Electronic Entertainment Expo is just around the corner, and Ubisoft is sure to have a few great announcements during its pre-E3 press conference this year, including word on what its new Assassin’s Creed game will be.
We’ve already heard reports on where the game will be based (in this case, Egypt), and that it could possibly be releasing under the name Assassin’s Creed: Empire. However, a new report suggests that we could be seeing an entirely new name for it, as well as details on its initial set-up.
A user on Reddit by the name of Sirusavath, who claims to work for a company that produces materials for pre-orders for games, has noted that the company has placed orders not only for a new Far Cry game (possibly Far Cry 5), but also for Assassin’s Creed: Origins, which, as previously noted, takes over for the previous Empire name.
However, the location is about the same, as he noted that “it’s the Egypt game that has been rumored to be called Empire.”
When asked for more details, the user noted, “I didn’t get to look at it for long but it was art for a reservation card for a US retailer. The game is called Assassin’s Creed Origins and looks very much like it’s set in Egypt. The artwork had a city with a pyramid in the background. In the center of the card there is the new assassin walking towards the city. It looked like he was carrying a shield, a bow, and he had a hawk of some sort on his shoulder. Last bit of note is the reservation is for the Gold edition of the game which has the base game, the season pass and comes in a steelbook packaging. No idea what the price will be. This isn’t the first time that I’ve found out about a game thanks to my work and in past experiences the game is usually announced before our printer ships the cards, or shortly after. I believe these are scheduled to be shipped on the 30th so the official announcement should come by then.”
Even though the user has been reputable in the past with certain rumors, this should still only be taken as such – a rumor – for now. We’ll find out what Ubisoft is truly up to in the weeks ahead, but hopefully this year’s return to Assassin’s Creed will be quite the welcome one.
There have been other details pointed out earlier today about the game as well, including the possible return of naval combat. So be sure to check those out as well.