'Assassin's Creed: Origins' will become even tougher for gamers as Ubisoft is adding a Nightmare difficulty level.

Assassin's Creed: Origins

Assassin's Creed: Origins

The video game publisher has confirmed plans to release a December update on the popular title this month, and part of that will see the introduction of a new mode which makes enemies "more dangerous".

In a piece on the official 'Assassin's Creed: Origins' website, Ubisoft said: "Nightmare mode: a new Nightmare difficulty level will be available. The enemies will become more resilient to damages and more dangerous."

What's more, the publisher is also introducing an enemy scaling option, which is an additional extra so doesn't have to be switched on.

They added: "Enemy scaling: by popular request, we will add the enemy scaling option. When this option is activated, the game automatically scale the lower level enemies to your level (sic)"

The update will also see event quest Here Comes a New Challenger add the Horde mode, and goddess Sekhmet will be added to the Trials of the Gods event.

Ubisoft added: "Many of you listened to the whispers on the wind about two Egyptian gods. You didn't hesitate to face and beat them but that was just the beginning. New challenges await in December.

"A new title update will be released in December. This update will add more content and allow you to enjoy the game with increased challenge.

"This month, players will have a chance to fight the last god of the god trio, the warrior goddess herself, Sekhmet. Are you ready to face the fiercest hunter known to the ancient Egyptians?"