Assassin’s Creed Origins Animated Short Shows Off The True Weight Of Bayek’s Deeds (VIDEO)
An Assassin’s Creed Origins animated short was posted to the game’s official Twitter and shows fans the true weight of killing. The action-adventure game from Ubisoft is the 10th Assassin’s Creed title and is set in Ancient Egypt. The game has received a lot of praise and is hands down one of the best titles in the series. Bayek has quickly become a fan favourite and the below video showcases just what it means to be in his shoes as his deeds are weighed in a traditional manner, check it out for yourself:
Our friends at Ubisoft Hong Kong and Paperbox Creations have created this amazing animated short for Assassin's Creed Origins! pic.twitter.com/UY1s46RXFX
— Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) November 8, 2017
The Assassin’s Creed Origins animated short was made by Paperbox Creations with Ubisoft Hong Kong. The video references an ancient Egyptian ceremony from the Book of the Dead called Weighing of the Heart. Ancient Egyptians thought that when someone died, they would be judged by their behavior during life to determine if they could be given a place in the Afterlife. After confessing their sins to Osiris, their hearts had to be weighed on huge scales against a feather that represented the principle of truth and justice. If the heart and feather were balanced, the deceased was allowed a place in the Fields of Hetep and Iaru, but if the heart was heavier than the feather, the heart would then be eaten by the beast Ammit.
The short features Bayek being a badass as usual, but then shows his heart being weighed in the afterlife. Were Bayek’s actions righteous? Only the Gods know. Assassin’s Creed Origins is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. What did you think of this Assassin’s Creed animated short? Do you think Bayek will be granted a place in the Afterlife? Let us know in the comment section below and then make sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter to stay updated on all the hottest gaming and pop culture news 24/7! Have you seen Ubisoft’s Aya cosplay guide? Check it out right here!
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