Report: This year’s Assassin’s Creed game will be set in Ancient Egypt

Ubisoft is likely waiting until next month’s E3 conference to unveil this year’s new Assassin’s Creed game, but a reportedly leaked image and title may have beaten Ubisoft to the punch.

The rumors stem from a recent post that went up on the official Assassin’s Creed subreddit. According to the post, this year’s game will be called Assassin’s Creed: Origins and it will take players all the way back to Ancient Egypt. An image which was included in the post (and which you can see below) seems to corroborate the rumors, showing what appears to be the main Assassin character piloting a boat in what is very clearly an Ancient Egyptian setting.

No matter what it’s called or where it’s set, this year’s Assassin’s Creed game will be the first mainline game in the franchise since 2015’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Ubisoft chose to take a break from the franchise in 2016 so that it could take a step back and reanalyze what makes the series enjoyable for fans. So far, the only concrete information Ubisoft has provided about the 2017 Assassin’s Creed game is that it will feature a less scripted narrative and will allow for more player freedom.