Ubisoft has announced that its upcoming add-on for Assassin’s Creed: Origins will arrive later than originally expected, though not by much. Curse of the Pharaohs, initially scheduled for release on March 6, will now launch the next week instead. In the meantime, Ubisoft also let some details about the DLC slip, including a new gameplay trailer.
“Curse of the Pharaohs, the third major expansion for Assassin’s Creed: Origins, takes Bayek to find a mysterious artifact in Thebes, where he immediately runs into much more than he bargained for,” Ubisoft explained of the DLC. “The Pharaoh’s Curse, as the locals call it, likely has something to do with all the grave robbers treating the Valley of the Kings like a strip mine for antiquities, forcing Bayek to hunt down key artifacts linked to each pharaoh in order to put them to rest.”
In addition, Ubisoft has promised that the world map in this expansion will be “a vast new territory filled with surprises.” Within the DLC’s territory, “there’s Thebes, a massive city that boasts famous sights like the temples of Karnak and Luxor. Across the Nile, you’ll find the Valley of the Kings, pitted with the plundered tombs of Egyptian royalty.” The world also expands beyond life and death, as Bayek’s quest takes him into the individual afterlives of the tombs’ inhabitants, “which exist as big, self-contained open worlds connected to portals in their tombs.”
Curse of the Pharaohs releases on March 13, 2018. Assassin’s Creed: Origins is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One; you can check out the new DLC’s gameplay trailer below.