One of last year's biggest, most visually impressive games in Assassin's Creed Origins will be getting its first bout of downloadable content on January 24 for all platforms, while Ubisoft has also revealed details and release dates around more post-release content.
DLC 1 -- The Hidden Ones (January 24):
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. The Hidden Ones DLC is available for all season pass owners or can be purchased separately for $13.95AUD on January 23, 2018.The level cap increase is going to be one of the more popular parts of this additional content as well as an all-new open-world space to explore, and at a budget price with hours of new gameplay, it's not a bad deal at all.
DLC 2 -- The Curse of the Pharaohs (March 6):
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. The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC will be available for season pass owners or can be purchased separately for $29.95AUD on March 6, 2018.Additionally (and something I'm personally pretty excited about), the non-combat Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt update will be landing next month on February 20:
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.It's a pretty cool concept considering how much research went into creating such a visceral and visually-stunning game-world, and as a history buff, having actual Egyptologists and Historians giving us the guided tours is a new kind of educational tool. This add-on will set you back AUD$29.95, however, you can opt to buy into the Season Pass for AUD$59.95 which gives you a bit of a saving on buying them all separately.
Read our in-depth review here if you still haven't gotten the game, and watch a trailer (pre-release) with some (visual) details on all of the above below. We also have a batch of new screens after the trailer.