Assassin's Creed: Origins screenshot of the sphinx at night

Instead of the usual 1-on-1 dueling, Assassin's Creed: Origins will bring with it a much more tactical combat system that rewards positioning, timing, and clever usage of gadgets above all else. While this is definitely a step forward for the series it also represents a significant increase in difficulty as you'll no longer be able to jump in the middle of fifteen enemies, fully secure in the knowledge that you can slap them away one-by-one. In order to survive under this new system you will have to make good use out of stealth, and thankfully there appear to be quite a few new tools and abilities that help you do just that.

So if you're interested in seeing what the stealth gameplay in Assassin's Creed: Origins will look like, allow me to share with you the recently posted developer preview. Its not an overly long video, but it should give you a pretty good idea of the kind of options you will have when doing a stealth playthrough. Have a look:

While I'm certainly a fan of the new changes, I must admit I'm worried about how powerful the Predator Bow appears to be. Skyrim has already thought us that stealth archers are a nigh-unstoppable force when fully upgraded, so adding a homing arrow on top of that just seems like complete overkill. I can only hope the ammo for this bow will either be limited or the later-game enemies so armored it simply won't be strong enough to stealthily one-shot them from across the map.

Whatever the case may be, we won't have to wait for very long in order to find out as Assassin's Creed: Origins will be coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One this October 27th. To learn a little bit more, or just check out some of the other gameplay previews, you should head over to the official website. And finally, let me send you off with one of the recent cinematic trailers. It has nothing to do with stealth, but its quite the sight to behold. Enjoy!

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