Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey, the first game in the series in ancient Greece, is scheduled to come out on October 5, 2018 – in just a few weeks.
When it strikes, you can go through Greece around 431 BC. (A.k.a. the Peloponnesian war) traveling around while you play as a male or female sword.
According to Scott Phillips, the director of the game, Odyssey will be one of the first games with wide-ranging choices that influence the world around you. Often it will take the form of branching dialogue options that allow you to save or remove someone from their suffering, help someone out of a rut or make them rot. These actions will improve the world, both better and worse, and you will have to live with the results.
Just like Origins before, however, Assassin's Creed Odyssey will contain RPG-lite elements. There are levels that keep certain areas limited until later in the game, and weapons and armor descend that improve as you gain more experience. In contrast to the previous game, Odyssey sees the return of open water sail and sea battles. Origins had this in one or two short segments, but it will play an important role in how you jump from island to island in Odyssey.
As far as plot details are concerned, we do not want to give away too much, but you will play as an outcast Spartan became mercenary, or Alexios or Cassandra. The game starts on the island of Kephallonia and you start to discover where you come from and turn the tide of the war for Sparta.
It is one of the most exciting entries in the series since Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, and can possibly lure murderers who have hung their cloak for the last time in the animus.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? The next game in the Assassin & # 39; s Creed franchise in Greece
- When can I play it? October 5, 2018
- Where can I play it? Expect PS4, Xbox One and PC
Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey release date
After the Assassin & # 39; s Creed series lasted a year between Syndicate and Origins, there is a question whether the game will return to its annual release cycle or to a more spread release cycle.
It appears that Ubisoft is on its way to an annual release.
A year after Assassin's Creed Origins, Assassin's Creed Odyssey will be released on October 5, 2018 – and pre-orders for the game are now live.
Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey trailers
The latest trailer for Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey reintroduces the characters, Alexios or Kassandra, and investigates the choice engineer we mentioned above.
Ubisoft's E3 2018 keynote gave us our first look at Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey. Here we see that our protagonist is thrown out of Sparta by his father to return to his home and to protect it. We see a number of new weapons in the series (including a trident and the return of boat battles).
To top it all off, there is even a 300-style combat sequence for good order. View it below for yourself.
In addition to the story trailer, we also got a 8-minute gameplay video where we see Sparta's hero sailing through the open sea before embarking and receiving a mission. The game is similar to Origins – which would be logical if they are in similar classic settings with similar climates. View it below.
Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey screen shots
Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey news and rumors
During E3 2018 we had our first real look at the game and also our very first chance to play it. Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey takes place in Ancient Greece, 431BCE to be precise. The game allows players to choose between a male or female protagonist, Alexios and Kassandra, and becomes an outcast Spartan mercenary.
The game is set in the time of the Peloponnesian war and this has given Ubisoft the chance to take on large-scale battles on land and sea. Odyssey takes the journey to an RPG that Origins started and goes even further. Now we see multiple-choice dialogue, romance, a branching story, a more sophisticated skills tree and even special possibilities for charting buds.
Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey is huge, stunning, stunning and the logical evolution of the series after Origins. You can read ten of the biggest things you need to know about the game in our post-hands on collection.
It takes place in ancient Greece
Before the teaser for Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey was revealed, there were already rumors that the next match would take place in ancient Greece. The Spartan helmet and the Spartan symbol at the end of the official trailer certainly seem to say that this will be the case.
What we are wondering, however, is when the game will take place in ancient Greek history. Reports suggest that this will be a direct sequel to Assassin's Creed Origins, but the ancient Greek empire and the Spartans precede the time of Assassin & # 39; s Creed Origins most strongly.
Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey will contain completely new heroes. Not only that, they will be male and female, and players will be able to choose which protagonist they play.
Being able to choose between a male and a female protagonist would certainly fit in a Spartan setting, because it looks like women had much more freedom in old Sparta compared to other Greek states of that time.
It brings with it more gameplay changes than Origins
It has also been reported by Kotaku that Odyssey will take the RPG changes in Origins even further, with a view to more Witcher-like gameplay. As we have said above, it is said that players have the choice of two protagonists, but it is also suggested that dialogue options will come to the series for the very first time.
What we want to see from Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey
More sea battles
There are rumors that sea battles will return to Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey and we would like to see it happen. If the game takes place in ancient Greece, any form of warfare at sea would be very different from what we saw in Black Flag, but that would make it much fresher.
More varied missions
Assassin's Creed Origins has better motivated us to explore his open card than any other Assassin's Creed game, thanks to his treasure hunts, but we'd like to see a bit more variation in the next release. Although Origins has taken the trouble to introduce these quests with more interesting and varied characters, we also want to see a bit more variation in the mission design. Often the side-quests in Origins had different stories behind them, but the solution was one of a small number of things, from invading an enemy camp to rescuing someone.
We have heard that Ubisoft wants to be a bit more Witcher-like with this release and suggests that we might get what we want.
Assassin & # 39; s Creed Origins have thoroughly revised the battle of the series, but we would like to see it refined a bit more for Odyssey. When the game revolves around the highly militarized Spartans, we hope that we will see a fighting style that is a bit tighter and more controlled than the more loose movements we saw in Origins.