Assassin’s Creed Origins has now suffered even more leaks. This time, we’ve got the apparent start of the game’s reveal trailer, as well as a piece of merchandise that gives a clear view of our new hero, and possibly his name.
Posted by YouTuber Cosmografik, the video reveals what looks to be the first 30 seconds of Origins‘ E3 2017 announcement trailer, complete with a logo and Ubisoft title graphic (via ComicBook). Some narration from two unknown characters sets the scene by discussing the series’ Templar-controlled corporation, Abstergo, before in-game footage comes onscreen to show off the game’s potential setting of Thebes, Egypt, in 1354 BC.
Ubisoft has yet to comment on the trailer, so while it looks legitimate, nothing about the video is official. Either way, fans will want to check it out as soon as possible before it’s taken down.
The aforementioned merchandise leak will be a little harder for Ubisoft to deny. An image of an Assassin’s Creed: Origins T-shirt hanging in a GameStop store has been making the rounds online since it surfaced on an Assassins’ Creed Facebook fanpage (via VG 24/7). Unfortunately, the Facebook page appears to be down. The shirt depicts the man who is presumably Origins‘ lead character, apparently named Ba Yek, wielding a bow and a shield. The shirt also features the date 49 BC, which is curiously distant from the date featured in the leaked trailer and could allude to a narrative stretching across multiple eras.
Previously leaked images of the game also seemed to include Ba Yek, but this is the clearest view of the character so far. This should still technically be considered a rumor, but—as if we needed any more evidence—Assassins’ Creed IV: Black Flag director Ashraf Ismail commented on the shirt on Twitter. Ismail is currently heading an “unannounced project,” and we all can probably guess what that is.
— Ashraf Ismail (@AshrafAIsmail) May 30, 2017
The game will assuredly make an appearance during Ubisoft’s E3 2017 press conference, when fans will hopefully learn how many of the game’s recent leaks have proven to be accurate. There is currently no release date for the game, but a recent Ubisoft earnings report confirmed we will see it before the end of March 2018.