Assassin's Creed Origins' October 27 release is only a few weeks away, which means Ubisoft is already hard at work on what comes next. In a new video, the developer sheds light on what season-pass owners can look forward to, as well as a bunch of free content that everyone can enjoy.

Season pass owners will get access to two item packs in November, as well as two larger DLC expansions in January and March. Here are the descriptions of the expansions, courtesy of Ubisoft:

The Hidden Ones: This expansion takes place years after the events of Assassin's Creed Origins in a new region occupied by a Roman force. Bayek and the new Assassins will clash with the Romans as the Brotherhood continues to grow. Slated for release in January 2018.

The Curse of the Pharaohs: The second expansion focuses on Egyptian mythology, pitting players against undead pharaohs and famed Egyptian monsters. Bayek will need to explore a mystical new realm and discover the root of the curse that has brought these creatures to life. Scheduled for a March 2018 launch.  

Beyond that, Ubisoft is offering a variety of free post-release content to all players, including timed events, daily quests, a photo mode, and the previously revealed Discovery Tour mode, which offers an educational look at Origins' historical setting.

Here's the breakdown trailer:

Assassin's Creed Origins launches on October 27 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can learn more about the game by checking out our exclusive Assassin's Creed Origins hub.

[Source: Ubisoft]

 

Our Take
It's no secret that Assassin's Creed has been struggling the past few years, and Ubisoft is clearly willing to shake things up in hopes of getting the juggernaut series back on track. Time will tell if Origins' new setting and supernatural twists will appeal to fans, but I'm encouraged by Ubisoft's plans to offer free post-release support to all players – even if they aren't willing to part ways with season passes and microtransactions yet.