Ubisoft took their time getting to it, but once they showed glimpses of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, it was certainly worth the wait. In a bevy of trailers, they lifted the lid on the game and it looks fantastic.
As expected, the game takes place in Ancient Greece, a world steeped in mythology, during the Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens. Your quest sees you emerge as a legendary hero, pursuing the truth about your mysterious lineage.
The game has been in development for three years, so concerns of a cash-in following the success of Origins can be put to bed. It features two protagonists, Alexios and Kassandra, and you’re able to choose one and you’ll play as them for the entirety of the journey. As rumoured, the game introduces some traditional role-playing features such as dialogue options to complement the other lighter elements introduced in Origins.
Naval combat makes a return, allowing players to seamlessly traverse the open seas. Plus, the trailer even hinted toward mythological beasts from Greek mythology, such as minotaurs and the like. All in all, it’s sounding wild. With the entirety of Greece at your fingertips and waiting to be discovered, players are guaranteed to encounter famous figures from Greece’s history as their journey takes shape.
Ubisoft showed off a number of the game’s features, such as Leonidas’ spear which will act as your main weapon throughout Odyssey, before getting to a hefty slice of gameplay which shows off the game running in 4K.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey releases October 5 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.