Ubisoft is continuing to both contribute to remote learning efforts and encourage people to stay at home during the global coronavirus pandemic. Just a few days after the exciting announcement of the highly anticipated Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, Ubisoft is using its popular historical franchise to reach out to gamers and students alike during these uncertain times.
The developer announced that the educational Discovery Tours inspired by Assassin's Creed: Origins and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is currently available to download for free as part of the "Play Apart Together" initiative. This offer lasts until May 21, and the Tours will be free to keep if downloaded during the promotion window.
The tours are curated by real-life historians and specialists. Using stunning, high-quality graphics drawn directly from the Assassin's Creed series, players can explore the worlds of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece and follow the stories of people who lived there long ago.
The Ancient Greece tour, inspired by Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, is divided into 29 unique regions to explore. Tours are divided into five categories: Philosophy, Daily Life, Famous Cities, War, and Mythology. Meanwhile, the Assassin's Creed: Origins-based Ancient Egypt experience takes place during the Ptolemaic era and features 75 tours written and narrated by the world's top Egyptologists.
It has not yet been announced whether a Viking-themed Discovery Tour will be created to release alongside Assassin's Creed: Valhalla. However, as the title will also be set during a prosperous, fascinating historical era, we can hope!
Both tours can be run on PC using Ubisoft's UPlay service. They can be downloaded via Ubisoft's website here. Also available for free are two full games, Might & Magic Chess Royale and the educational Rabbids Coding, as well as demos and trials for titles including The Division 2 and Ghost Recon from the beloved Tom Clancy series.
We may all be stuck at home right now, but, with Ubisoft's help, we can all explore these fascinating ancient worlds from the comfort of our desks!