The new Assassin’s Creed Origins will feature a new, educational game mode. Ubisoft announced today that the mode, called “Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt” is complete combat-free, and not bound by story constraints.
The tour turns the map “into a combat-free living museum, with guided tours that let players delve into its history firsthand.” Ubisoft hired a number of professors, Egyptologists, and historians to make the new location as accurate as possible; according to Jean Guesdon, creative director of the game, Ubisoft decided to add the mode after being asked to by teachers and institutions.
The mode itself will let players explore Alexandira, Memphis, and the Giza Plateau at any pace. It begins with a path that has designated “stations”, but players can traverse the landscape in any pattern. Assassin’s Creed Origins is set around the time of Cleopatra, and will focus on subjects like the Great Pyramids, the life of Cleopatra, mummification, and more.
The Discovery Tour mode will be available in a free update to all owners of Assassin’s Creed Origins, and will be available in early 2018. Assassin’s Creed Origins launches on October 27 for Xbox, PS4, and PC.