Watch: Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Teaser

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the latest project from Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets, and it just got its first teaser trailer.

Patrice Desilets is certainly most famous for creating Assassin’s Creed, but since leaving Ubisoft in 2012, he has been working on a brand new project of his own. With his new company, Panache Digital Games, Desilets has been crafting a third-person action-adventure survival game called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. 

Little is known about the game, but it will be set in Africa and will take place 10 million years ago, according to Gamespot. The game was initially slated to be an episodic adventure, but Desilets found it worked better when players could create the stories of their ancestors in an open scheme.

The game’s setting is shown off in a brand new teaser trailer released earlier today and featured above. While the setting is prehistoric, Desilets alluded in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz that the gameplay experience shouldn’t be too foreign to fans of Assassin’s Creed and Prince of Persia. Instead, it is the story that will be brand new, as Desliets told GamesIndustry.biz that he has grown tired of re-telling a hero’s story in games and wants Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey to be the first in an ongoing franchise that will tell stories differently.

According to GamesIndustry.biz, Desilets said the game will be available in months, likely referring to it being shown at expositions such as E3 in that time frame.

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