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The Art of Assassin’s Creed Origins

Check out THESE elephants

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Assassin’s Creed Origins is big and it’s beautiful. Our reviewer Colin Campbell called it “a work of art.”

Well, behind every work of art is ... a lot more art. Titan Books sent a preview of The Art of Assassin’s Creed, their new book that takes us behind the designs of Ubisoft’s latest sci-fi/historical romp. It comes out Oct. 31.

Blue skies, a sandstorm brewing in the distance, and Senu soaring over the delta.

The book includes concept art, like the above sketch, as well as full paintings and 3D renders of the world of Assassin’s Creed Origins.

Camel-riding at sunrise:

Bayek, the protagonist of Assassin’s Creed Origins, as seen with his trusty eagle Senu.

Costume changes are an important part of the game (at least, they are to me!) and some are represented here. The book will also contain commentary from the artists and developers behind Assassin’s Creed Origins.

I don’t know who these elephants are, but I want to get to know them.

This painting of a pyramid features a blue and gold color scheme that is replicated throughout the game.

Assassin’s Creed Origins launched Oct. 27. You can read our review, which uses words like “amaranth” freely. That’s when you know you’ve got a pretty game on your hands.