YouTuber Leo K recorded a video that shows how to reach the added Isu message. Listen to the message and see if you can decipher what it means regarding the AC series. Note that the video contains late-game spoilers, since the message can only be accessed near the end of the game’s campaign (but, maddeningly for those who missed it), not once you’ve finished the campaign.

“Isu stuff is one of my favorite parts in the series, ever since you entered the Vatican Vault in [Assassin’s Creed II] and Minerva passes the message,” NightmareT12 said, referring to some of the sci-fi twisting that happened early in the series. He added that the Isu chambers and messages in the new game made him “really happy” because they also signaled that the game was building up a connection between the ancient Isu and Origins’ modern-day character Layla, who players can control during a small portion of the game.


The Isu and modern day lore are not the most uniformly popular parts of the Assassin’s Creed series. Their presence has been diminished in recent games. For a fan like Nightmare12, even these tiny tastes of it in Origins are enough to inspire theories and raise hope that what they still crave in an Assassin’s Creed game is still part of the formula going forward—even if, for some reason—part of that formula isn’t mixed in until months after release.