One of this week's alleged Assassin's Creed leaks has been revealed as a fake
UPDATE: Two leaks were supposed to have hit the internet this week, one part of an Assassin's Creed Origins trailer, while another was a merchandise line for the new game released early.
Since they were reported, it has been confirmed that the trailer is in fact a fake.
An interactive motion designer fessed up to the mock-up on Twitter, revealing the steps made to put together footage.
"First step: redo the visual on Photoshop," he tweeted.
"Second step: Chop the trailers of the last blockbusters happening in Egypt and make a small selection of wide plans.
"Third step: Animate all this without forgetting to add a small lens flare, it's important.
"Fourth step: Filming the result with an old phone without forgetting to do on purpose to tremble at the beginning and at the end…"
The other leaked connected to the merchandise shared online does not appear to be fake, although it's worth taking everything shared online with a pinch of salt.
New Assassin's Creed Origins leaks have arrived ahead of E3 2017
While Ubisoft haven't released much about their new title, a lot has already leaked unofficially.
It has now been solidly confirmed that the new game will be Assassin’s Creed Origins and will be set in Ancient Egypt.
The latest leak reoportedly shows off part of the trailer which looks set to be released during Ubisoft E3 2017 showcase.
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While low quality, it appears to confirm both the title of the new game, as well as the location and time period.
The city of Thebes is briefly shown, with a caption confirming the 1354 B.C. timeline.
Another leak has also surfaced this week, this time coming from the new merchandise line for the game.
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A picture of a new Assassin’s Creed t-shirt features what looks to be the protagonist of the game and his name, Ba Yek.
It’s been reported that you will play the role of an escaped slave, with the t-shirt also confirming that Ba Yek will have access to both a shield and a bow.
Ubisoft has confirmed that they hope to release their new Assassin’s Creed project by March 31, 2018.
The announcement was part of Ubisoft's earnings report, which revealed that a new AC title is being planned for release during the current fiscal year.
A single image leaked online earlier this month, giving fans their first look at the project reportedly named Assassin’s Creed Origins.
Furthermore, the same person who leaked the first image has also given a new teaser on what the story will be like.
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Commenting on Reddit before deleting the account, the new details reveal that Assassin’s Creed Origins could feature more than one historical location.
It also appears that this will manifest itself without the use of the Helix Rifts in Unity.
“One more bit of info,” the online source wrote.
“Game has smaller segments that take place in different times; the setting is the same though. a bit hard to explain without going into the story.”
The originally leaked image shows what looks to be the main character navigating a river on a small boat, carrying a bow and arrow, as well as a shield.
It also features text in the top left, confirming a "Assassinate the Crocodile" mission, along with the following caption: "Follow Shadya to Khenut's villa."