Back in January, we brought you the list of DLC information for Assassins Creed Origins, as it was released by Ubisoft. While many of us have played through the first DLC (The Hidden Ones), and taken the time to explore the new Discovery Tour mode, we’ve waited with bated breath for the final installment of DLC, known as The Curse of the Pharaohs.
Well, it looks like we’ll have to wait a tiny bit longer for that one, dear readers. According to a blog post by Ubisoft, the initial date of March 6 for its release has been changed. The Curse of the Pharaohs is now set to drop on March 13.
While this isn’t a huge push, it’s still a delay on a DLC to which gamers (myself included) have really been looking forward. To tide us over, however, the developers HAVE released new gameplay footage, showing off some of the undead creatures that will flood the new areas of Egypt that Bayek will explore.
As we mentioned before, The Curse of the Pharaohs will take place in large new locations like Thebes (where players will encounter the Loxor and Karnak temples), as well as the Valley of the Kings. Our favorite Medjay, Bayek of Siwa, will have to chase down missing artifacts which have been stolen (from the tombs of the pharaohs of the old kingdom) by grave robbers; thus unleashing the zombified kings who wreak their vengeance upon the innocent inhabitants of these lands.
There’s a twist in the gameplay with this one, however. While there will be creatures based upon Egyptian mythology that Bayek will be able to hunt down, he WILL have to defeat the (un)dead kings twice: Once in this life, and once in the Duat (perhaps like his fight with Apep in the core game?).
While we chomp at the bit for the Curse of the Pharaohs DLC, we here at PCU will definitely be marveling at the gameplay footage that Ubisoft has released. It really looks fantastic!
Curse of the Pharaohs will hit PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 13. Players who’ve gotten the Season Pass will be able to access the DLC for free, while the cost for everyone else will be $20.