Assassin’s Creed Origins fans can now gain a better understanding of the upcoming title’s protagonist, Bayek. This is all thanks to the game’s recent trailer which details the origins of the aforementioned character. Besides Bayek, the video also sheds some light on his eagle companion, Senu.
Assassin’s Creed Origins: Bayek and Senu’s Own Origins
As some fans may know, Bayek is an Egyptian character. According to Jean Guesdon, Creative Director at Ubisoft, the team wanted to make Bayek Egyptian himself so as to give players a better understanding of the game’s landscape. After all, Origins is set in Egypt. Thus, what better way to experience the game than with an Egyptian as the main playable character?
Additionally, Bayek is a notably older Assassin’s Creed protagonist. As per the game’s developers, Bayek being older means he has gained more experiences in life. Additionally, the video also delves into Bayek’s role as the last surviving Medjay.
Though the Medjay are essentially known as an elite group of soldiers, they are, notably, ones that are appointed by the Pharaoh. The developers liken this to being appointed by gods, as acquiring such an honor from the Pharaoh is not all that common.
Video games typically make use of motion capture these days. However, Senu stands out as being completely animated for the entirety of Origins. Guesdon explains that Senu is an important aspect of the game as she gives players the reassurance that they are “not alone in this vast world.”
Furthermore, in terms of gameplay, Senu provides an entirely new perspective to Origins — literally. Players can utilize Senu for a bird’s eye view of their area in order to get a better understanding of their scope and surroundings.
Battle System of Assassin’s Creed Origins
Previous footage of Origins explains how the game’s combat system works. It’s worth noting that Origins boasts of a new battle system that differs from other entries in the franchise. Other Assassin’s Creed games utilized a more parried animation system. Origins, meanwhile, breaks away from this style with a hitbox-based system instead.
With this into account, aspects such as a weapon’s range and the proximity between the player and their opponent are all being taken into consideration amidst fights. Origins also features a Fury Mode. This has Bayek attacking in nonstop rage for a duration of 10 seconds.
Origins looks promising as it is. The game is slated to see a release this October. It will be available for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.