More rumors regarding Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Origins were possibly leaked today, from various sources.
The major source, which has been covered heavily already, was a t-shirt found on Gamestop that may have given away the primary protagonist of Assassin’s Creed: Origins.
— NEOGAF NT (@NeoGAFNT2) May 30, 2017
The t-shirt, first posted on NeoGaf, showcases the protagonist, possibly named Ba Yek. The word Bâ is actually important in Egyptian mythology, as it governs the personality of the soul after death, along with four other attributes. It is possible that the name is a reference to this, although this is only speculation at this time.
It should be noted that a lot of leaks have been pouring in on Assassin’s Creed: Origins, which has long-standing rumors, including the image above, as being set in Ancient Egypt. Many of these leaks are unsubstantial, however, including one released a few hours after the reveal of the t-shirt above, supposedly showcasing a short video of the Assassin’s Creed: Origins E3 trailer.
The video in question has been confirmed to be a fake by the creator, who took to twitter to explain the process in how he created the video.
— Cosmografik (@Cosmografik) May 29, 2017
None of this information is confirmed by Ubisoft, who has repeatedly stated that fans of the series will have to wait until E3 for an official announcement.
The last, confirmed information on Assassin’s Creed was Ubisoft stating a new game would be launched during the current fiscal year, which runs from now until March of 2018. A small teaser on the Assassin’s Creed UK twitter also hinted at a new Assassin’s Creed game being announced soon, promising that “a new era begins” once the title is revealed.
Sharpen your blade. The Assassins will soon step out of the shadows… pic.twitter.com/nUrM4A57J0
— Assassins Creed UK (@Assassins_UK) May 16, 2017
Ubisoft has been very hit and miss as of late regarding leaks. The long-rumored Mario + Rabbids has been all but confirmed at this point, while they were able to keep Far Cry 5 largely under wraps until a few days before its big showcase.
While the T-shirt is not a full-blown confirmation of Assassin’s Creed: Origins, it is the best evidence of the game being the next title in the series. Only Ubisoft can confirm it at this point, and they are likely saving that for E3.
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