I remember when games were games, giving you nothing more than a five minute quick hit of enjoyment in between watching our favourite TV shows, and doing our school homework. Now though the whole gaming industry has moved on, delving into the realms of ‘teaching’ and ‘learning’ as technology has progressed. Today we see the next step, as Ubisoft announce the Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt which will be found in Assassin’s Creed Origins.

A brand new game mode that sees you free of combat, storyline and time constraints, Discovery Tour will allow you to explore the diverse landscapes of Ancient Egypt, learning about its rich history from audio guided tours.

From Alexandria to Memphis, the Nile Delta to the Great Sand Sea, the Giza plateau to the Faiyum Oasis, players can immerse themselves like never before in the rich history of Ancient Egypt. Discovery Tour will offer dozens of guided tours curated by historians and Egyptologists, each with a focus on a different aspect of Ptolemaic Egypt, such as the Great Pyramids, mummification or the life of Cleopatra.

The Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt will arrive as a free update to Assassin’s Creed Origins in early 2018.

“From the beginning the Assassin’s Creed franchise has always explored pivotal moments in history, from the Third Crusade to the Italian Renaissance, and this year Ancient Egypt.” said Jean Guesdon, Creative Director of Assassin’s Creed Origins. “It’s a dream come true for us to offer Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt, an educational mode built specifically for people to learn more about the incredible history of Ancient Egypt through the interactive experience made possible via a video game.”

Assassin’s Creed Origins will be available on October 27th, 2017, for major consoles (Xbox One and PS4) and Windows PC.

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