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Gaming NewsSep 28, 2017 at 3:13a PSTby luckie

Explore ancient Egypt in combat-free Assassin's Creed Origins discovery mode

Assassin's Creed fans have long waited for a chance of visiting ancient Egypt. Thanks to the all new Discovery Tour mode, included in Assassinís Creed Origins, players will be able to have a combat-free tour across the in-game open world.

Ubisoft has revealed a new interesting feature, which is going to be included in the next installment of its quasi-historical action game series Assassinís Creed. Dubbed Discovery Tour, this new combat-free mode will turn the open world of Assassinís Creed Origins into a living museum with guided tours and loads of historically accurate information on places, people and rituals related to ancient Egypt. This is how Jean Guesdon, creative director for Assassinís Creed Origins, commented on that:

This is something weíve wanted to do for a long time, that weíve been asked to do by teachers, by institutions. Discovery Tour is another way to enjoy the beauty of the world weíve recreated. Itís a more educative mode, so itís clearly focused on education and on bringing to people actual facts, more academic knowledge.

Discovery Tour in Assassinís Creed Origins is something history teachers will surely appreciate. - 2017-09-28
Discovery Tour in Assassinís Creed Origins is something history teachers will surely appreciate.

The screenshot shared on the Ubi blog suggests that during the tour we wonít be playing as Ba Yek, Assassinís Creed Originsí main hero, but as a female protagonist. Discovery Tour will be a separate mode from the gameís story mode, but will offer the same open world including Memphis, Alexandria, the Sand Sea, and the Giza Plateau Ė the only difference being no enemies around.

This will be a great tool for anyone who wants to learn more about such topics as the Great Pyramids, the life of Cleopatra, mummification, etc. without being bothered by any threats and story sequences. Discovery Tour will be added to the game as a free update in early 2018. As for Assassinís Creed Origins itself, the game launches on October 27, 2017 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.