Ancestors, From Assassin's Creed Creator, Gets Release Date And Trailer

The title launches on PC as an Epic Games Store exclusive in August


We've got a release date for Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, the new game from Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Desilets. The title launches on PC on August 27, with a console release for PS4 and Xbox One coming in December. The date comes with a new trailer above, which you can check out above.

The PC version of Ancestors will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for its first year of availability. After that, it will come to "additional digital PC retailers," although Steam is not mentioned by name.

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Ancestors is the first title from Desilets' new studio, Panache Digital Games. The studio was founded in 2014, so it's been a while to see the first title from the independent team.

"Our goal for Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is to provide an experience no player has ever lived before," Desilets said in a statement. "Our small team is creating an ambitious and immersive game with a unique setting that will captivate gamers of all types, and we look forward to players exploring our world later this year."

Ancestors is published by Private Division, which is the independent games label run by Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead parent publisher Take-Two Interactive.

A single-player, third-person exploration survival game, your journey in Ancestors begins as a hominid in Neogene Africa some 10 million years ago. Over time, you grow and literally evolve to the Australopithecus popularly known as Lucy. On your way to becoming Lucy, you'll learn new skills and abilities as you take the form of the next subspecies of hominid that would eventually become the human form of today. It is quite an ambitious concept, to say the least.

Read next: Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Is An Uncompromising, Relentless Survival Experience

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