Ubisoft Montreal’s ancient Egypt-set Osiris leaked [Update]
posted on 01.29.13 at 10:41 PM EST by (@salromano)
Remember those leaked images from E3 last year?

Prior to E3 2012, images leaked from a Ubisoft trailer never publicly shown at the event suggested the publisher was working on a new IP. Today, a video dug up by internet sleuth Superannuation reveals it an ancient Egypt-set game called Osiris in development at Assassin’s Creed studio Ubisoft Montreal.

The video comes from Mark Kilian, who was commissioned by Ubisoft to create the trailer. At his website, you’ll see a “rough cut demo” of the trailer, featuring behind the scenes mo-cap work, artwork of earthquakes, pyramids, and other ancient Egyptian-type things.

Update: Ubisoft has said that “the content in question was from a Ubisoft project that is no longer moving forward.”

  • Solomon_Kano

    Y’know, that’s funny. I was just reading IGN’s erroneous claim that the Osiris screenshots that leaked last year were for another PoP reboot. Now we know what it was really for.

    I hope this project is still on the table andit ddidn’t get canned or anything. It sounds interesting. We’ve far too few games set in Egypt, much less ancient Egypt.

    • Skerj

      Yeah Egyptian and Hindu mythology are freaking ripe for material yet everyone gets caught up in Greek and Norse mythology aaaaaaaall the time.

      • Solomon_Kano

        I haven’t seen Norse mythology in games much (Too Human and the Ragnarok franchise are all I can think of), but Greek is definitely overexposed. I think Egyptian, Hindu, and Shinto mythology would all be interesting. Each is ripe for adaptation with lots of people, places, and concepts to be used directly or to be given a new spin. Asura’s Wrath touched some Hindu mythology to great effect and Shinto mythology is referenced in bits in pieces through lots of anime, but Egyptian mythology remains untouched.

        So, yea, definitely interested in seeing somebody touch on any of those and happy to see Ubi going for it.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    Looks like I was on the right track 8 months or so ago. ^^