Ubisoft has an interesting variety of games set to be released this Fall, including the latest game in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. But they’re also dipping back into their reserve of family-friendly properties and will also launch new versions of Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune in November.
You can learn more about the Season Pass plans for Assassin’s Creed Origins and the game show adaptations after the break.
Ubisoft has announced plans to release new adaptations of Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune for the PS4 and Xbox One next month. Set to launch on November 7, the games will be bundled together for retail shelves ($39.99) and also available to download individually ($19.99 each):
Featuring more than 2,000 clues to solve, Jeopardy! gives up to three players the chance to compete in three different modes. Career Mode lets you keep track of your progress in leaderboards, while Rapid Mode offers a quicker experience, with fewer categories and clues. Finally, Family Mode offers separate categories aimed at kids and their parents. Your successes can unlock new categories, and you’ll be able to choose the categories you want during multiplayer matches.
Meanwhile, Wheel of Fortune includes 4,000 new puzzles, which you can play in either classic mode – which replicates the TV experience – or quick mode, which offers a few puzzles for you to solve. You’ll be able to track your progress via global leaderboards and chat with friends while you level up, earn more than 250 cosmetic items for your contestants and studio, and collect special wedges for top-value prizes.
Assassin’s Creed Origins will be available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 27, and Ubisoft has detailed the post-launch content that players can expect to receive. Some will be locked behind a Season Pass ($39.99), while other DLC will be available to download for free (like the previously-announced Discovery Tour):
The Hidden Ones (DLC 1) – This expansion takes place years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Origins in a new region occupied by a Roman force. Bayek and the new Assassins will clash with the Romans as the Brotherhood continues to grow, and players will have a new level cap. Slated for release in January 2018.
The Curse of the Pharaohs (DLC 2) – The second expansion focuses on Egyptian mythology, pitting players against undead pharaohs and famed Egyptian monsters. Bayek will need to explore a mystical new realm and discover the root of the curse that has brought these creatures to life. This expansion will also raise the level cap again and introduce new skills for Bayek. Scheduled for a March 2018 launch.
The Roman Centurion and Horus packs – These exclusive item packs will grant Season Pass holders a new outfit, weapons, shield, and mount when they become available in November of this year.
500 Helix Credits and an exclusive rare weapon, the Calamity Blade – Both available at launch.
The Trial of the Gods – Face off against the Egyptian gods in boss battles during special timed events, and receive valuable rewards for victory. Kicks off 15 days after launch.
The Nomad’s Bazaar – Track down a wandering merchant who will give you daily quests to pursue and reward you with exotic mystery rewards. Available at launch.
Photo Mode – Capture the beauty of the Egyptian landscape, indulge your inner wildlife photographer, and discover interesting photos taken by other players. Available at launch.
Discovery Tour – This new game mode turns the world of Assassin’s Creed Origins into a combat-free living museum. Read more about this mode and the educational guided tours in our previous coverage. Available in early 2018.
Horde Mode – Hone your skills with blade and bow against endless waves of enemies in the Gladiator Arena, see how your scores stack up, and challenge your friends asynchronously. Available in early 2018.