Assassin’s Creed Origins’ launch trailer features gladiators, makeouts, and angry elephants

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This Friday sees the release of more video games than anyone should play in so short a span of time, and everyone’s doing what they can with their launch trailers to stand out. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is stepping up with the return of Hitler, and that’s left Assassin’s Creed Origins to respond with a trailer stuffed full of angry animals.

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Really, the launch trailer has everything you could hope for from a semi-historical blockbuster. Lots of era-appropriate art and architecture. Large vistas showcasing the pyramids in their original state. Very large, very angry animals ranging elephants to alligators. People in strange masks of religious significance. Improbably attractive people making out with one another. And, of course, lots of sword-based violence. Plenty of stabbing. Just really making good on that whole “assassin” thing.”

It’s been two years since the last Assassin’s Creed, and the brief hiatus has helped the game’s scope expand into something bearing a little more resemblance to an open-world RPG. There’s no shortage of anticipation, and some fans have even taken to translating the ancient texts that have been a part of the game’s marketing material so far.

Assassin’s Creed Origins will release on October 27, and that release will be followed by all sorts of content updates ranging from traditional paid DLC to the free, exploratory Discovery Tour mode.

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