By now, everybody would’ve known that there would be a new entrant in the Assassin’s Creed franchise — ”Assassin’s Creed: Origins.”

It shows that the beginning of the shadowy organization can be traced back to antiquity, at the time of the pyramids. The series might’ve been placed in new surroundings with new mechanics in place, but the same old stealth kills and shadow stabs are still in place.

The movie Assassin’s Creed showed that, indeed, the organization went way back to the time of antiquity. In this new game, Ubisoft indirectly confirms that a few locations in the film are canon.

Who would’ve thought that there were clues there pointing toward both a new location as well as an upcoming game?

A New Direction

The newest entrant in the franchise gives players a glimpse of where the Assassins may have gotten their true start. Aside from exploring ancient Egypt through the eyes of an Assassin, this game also marks a first in the franchise — Ubisoft takes its loyal following into a place they’ve never been to and would be a fresh direction for the game — open-world. As it looks like, the developers are also possibly adamant on following up for the foreseeable future.

If you’ve played Skyrim or any of the other games in the Elder Scrolls or Fallout franchise before, the experience you’re going to get in Origins will be fairly familiar.

Other games in the Assassin’s Creed family have you following your quests to a conclusion or repeat it from the start if you fail. In this game, you can put that on hold — if you run into an NPC requiring help or offering you another quest, you can choose to finish that instead of the active quest.

To say that this is a fresh direction for the franchise is an understatement.

It might be too early to say so, but an open-world exploration set in Ancient Egypt could be a classic if Ubisoft plays their cards right.

A Lot of Hype

With the knowledge that the game will be following a different path than any of its predecessors, this trailer then comes on the heels of a very big hype generated by the promise of a classic experience.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins was announced during the Xbox/Microsoft Gamescom 2017 press conference to be arriving in October. It’s a bloody trailer, for sure, showing the organization doing what it does best — killing off people who they deem are a threat to the general safety of the public, or just downright evil tyrants.

The release appears to be a little early to be counted for Christmas releases. However, as November is arriving quick — Black Friday comes to mind — it couldn’t have released at a better time for people or franchise fans who wants to save money.