Ubisoft has announced that “Curse of the Pharaohs,” the third major expansion Assassin’s Creed Origins, has been slightly delayed. “Curse of the Pharaohs” was set to come out March 6th but will now release on March 13th. It will be included in the Assassin’s Creed Origins Season Pass or available separately for $19.99.
Players can expect a lot of new content included in the map, including the city of Thebes, the Valley of the Kings, Anubis-like guards, and giant, camel-sized scorpions. In the Valley of the Kings, Bayek will discover ravaged tombs and work to help the restless spirits by traveling into their afterlives. The afterlife areas will be available for fast travel upon discovery and will be their own open worlds.
You’ll also face Shadows of the Pharaohs, which are physical manifestations of the undead pharaohs. You’ll get notified when one is loose and have a short time to find them and send them back. Shadows of the Pharaohs will dole out a lot of damage, as well as withstand. Since they will be extremely difficult to battle against, Bayek’s level cap has been raised to 55 and new abilities can be unlocked.
As far as game content delays can go, waiting an extra week for “Curse of the Pharaohs” shouldn’t be so bad. Hopefully this gives Ubisoft time to polish it up before players take on the new DLC. Until then, you can check out some gameplay and details below.
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