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Joining what may be the busiest few weeks of video game releases ever, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise is back and better than ever. Assassin’s Creed: Origins, the result of four years of development and the first game benefitting from the developers taking a year off for the series, released on PC and consoles last week to rave reviews.
Among the many things Assassin’s Creed is known for, from innovated and dynamic gameplay mechanics to meticulously crafted historical landmarks and environments, it’s the incredible art and production design that goes into these games. And Assassin’s Creed: Origins is one of the the record books on this front.
Screen Rant is exclusive debuting 10 images from The Art of Assassin’s Creed Origins, the official art book of the latest Ubisoft release. Take a look at the cover jacket and images (details in each piece below):
Having taken players all the way to the gateway to the modern world in Syndicate, Assassin’s Creed once again takes fans on an adventure through history. The Art of Assassin’s Creed Origins collates hundreds of concept arts, including sketches, final paintings, and 3D Renders, alongside in-depth commentary from the artists and developers, representing the ultimate insight into the design processes behind the game.
1. Bayek’s role in history immortalized, artwork by Martin Deschambault
2. Artwork by Gilles Beloeil
3. A kid who thinks he’s king, artwork by Jeff Simpson
4. Artwork by Martin Deschambault
5. Concept artwork by Martin Deschambault
6. Raging Axes concept artwork by Jeff Simpson
7. Duelist concept artwork by Jeff Simpson
8. Krokodilopolis Canal artwork by Martin Deschambault
9. Artwork by Martin Deschambault
10. Bayek walking to the Pyramids, artwork by Martin Deschambault
Assassin’s Creed Origins takes place in Ancient Egypt, the most mysterious place in history, during a crucial period that will shape civilization. Playing as Bayek, a protector of Egypt, players will journey into a living, systemic open world, and discover the secrets behind the Great Pyramids, forgotten myths, the last pharaohs, and – engraved in long-lost hieroglyphics – the origin story of the Assassin’s Brotherhood.
Assassin’s Creed Origins is a brand-new vision for the franchise embracing Action-RPG elements where players level up, loot and choose their abilities to customize their very own skilled Assassin. A reinvented combat system allows players to experience a completely new way to battle as they master a variety of weapons with different characteristics and rarities to defeat challenging enemies and unique bosses. The revamped narrative experience offers total freedom for players to choose and complete quests at their own pace, with each adventure telling an intense and emotional story full of colorful characters and meaningful objectives. With an entire country to explore, from deserts to lush oases, from the Mediterranean Sea to the tombs of Giza, players will fight against dangerous factions and wild beasts as they explore this gigantic and unpredictable land.