This morning, developer Panache Digital Games announced a release date for the PC version of Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey and the launch month for the console versions.
Announced at last year’s Game Awards, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a project from the original creative director of the Assassin’s Creed series.
In Ancestors, the gameplay evolves as the player does, quite literally. Players live in a long-forgotten age, ten to two million years ago, and advance their generational evolution from a humble ape.
With the evolutionary benefits come unique territories. Ancestors is set in prehistoric Africa, brimming with palm trees, rivers, and dangerous animals.
These animals play heavily into the gameplay. This is, after all, a survival game, so it only makes sense that players will have to battle to the death with other primitive animals for scarce resources.
As director Patrice Désilets mentions in a trailer, almost everything in this world is out to kill you. There are snakes, leopards, poisonous food, high-hanging tree branches, and the constant threat of starvation or dehydration.
It’ll be a harsh game – you’ll have to make the most of your surroundings.
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is set to release Aug 27 on the Epic Games Store, with an Xbox One and PS4 release sometime in December.