Sharpen you blades, because Ubisoft has has revealed specific release dates and new details for all its upcoming Assassin’s Creed Origins DLC. The first expansion, The Hidden Ones, arrives on January 23. Here’s how Ubisoft describes the add-on:
The Hidden Ones
This story-driven expansion builds upon the growth of the Brotherhood, taking players four years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Origins, as they clash with an occupying Roman force in a new region of the world, the Sinai. This expansion will increase the level cap to 45, allowing players to continue to upgrade and customize their character. Players will have access to four new Legendary weapons, a new outfit, two new mounts and multiple new weapons, as well as two new levels for all crafted gear.
This will be followed by the Assassin’s Creed Origins Discovery Tour on February 20. This is an educational mode that lets you roam freely and learn about Ancient Egypt without all the stabbing:
Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt
This new educational mode of the game lets everyone, from players to history-enthusiasts and non-gamers, choose between free roaming the beautiful world of Ancient Egypt to learn more about its history and daily life, or embarking on guided tours curated by historians and Egyptologists. People can discover and explore a world free of conflict, time pressure or gameplay constraints, where storyline and quests are not active and the world of Ancient Egypt evolves into a combat-free living museum.
Finally, on March 6, we get Curse of the Pharaohs, which focuses heavily on Egyptian mythology:
The Curse of the Pharaohs
This new expansion offers players a completely new storyline to delve into as they travel to Thebes to investigate an ancient curse that is plaguing the region. The Curse of the Pharaohs focuses on Egyptian mythology, pitting players against famous pharaohs and Egyptian beasts, as they investigate the cause of the curse that has brought the dead pharaohs back to life. This new piece of content will increase the level cap to 55 and give players access to new outfits and gear, including rare and legendary weapons, all themed around classic Egyptian mythology.
Assassin’s Creed Origins is available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The Hidden Ones and The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC are part of the game’s $40 season pass, or can be purchased on their own. The Discovery Tour is a free download. Origins just received a major update, which adds a new quest, loot box items, and more.
Are you excited for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Origins DLC? It remains to be seen whether it’s worth $40, but it looks like a fairly meaty selection of stuff.