The first slice of Assassin's Creed Origins DLC, The Hidden Ones, will be released on January 23 for PS4, PC and Xbox One, publishing behemoth Ubisoft announced today. The expansion will be followed by two more offerings, Discovery Tour and Curse of the Pharaohs, on February 20 and March 6, respectively.
As previously reported, The Hidden Ones takes place a few years after Origins' blood-soaked campaign, and sees Bayek getting into a ruck with Roman forces in a new region called Sinai. The DLC also adds a series of new outfits and weapons for the grizzly protagonist, and increases the level cap to 45.
The events of The Hidden Ones will be preceded by a new story, A Hidden Threat, which is available free to all Assassin's Creed Origins players. Meanwhile, the Discovery Tour lets you freely explore the game's open-world without fear of getting into fights and also take part in guided tours. It's available for free, though can be purchased separately from Uplay and Steam on PC.
Finally, Curse of the Pharaohs is an undead-flavoured romp that sees players squaring off against resurrected Egyptian gods and mythical beasts following the outbreak of a mysterious curse in Thebes. Ubisoft's also bumping the level cap up again to 55 for the DLC, with new costumes and gear based on Egyptian mythology up for grabs.
Alice was particularly taken with Assassin's Creed Origins in her review, praising Ubisoft for bringing the franchise closer to a full-blown RPG.