Even though it was leaked a few days ago, that didn’t stop Assassin’s Creed Odyssey from looking absolutely incredible during Ubisoft’s E3 conference.
For the first time in the franchise, players will get to pick a male or female character at the outset of the story. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate dipped its toe in the water on this front by having alternate characters. Set in Ancient Greece, players will be able to shape the world around them by making choices through dialogue options. One dialogue option also seemed to illustrate romance subplots during the trailer as well. Players will take control of a Spartan mercenary and inherit Leonidas’ sword to use in battle. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is being described as a true RPG experience, so check out the amazing trailer below, and stay tuned to Electric Bento for more E3 coverage.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be available October 5th for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Preorders are available now here.
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At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft announced a new installment of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The game will be released worldwide on October 5, 2018, on the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. In addition, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has been enhanced with additional features for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro systems.
For the last three years, the team at Ubisoft Quebec has been creating an exciting new chapter for the Assassin’s Creed franchise. In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the action takes place in Ancient Greece, a world rich with myths and legend, in fifth century BC during the Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens. Playing as Alexios or Kassandra, a mercenary of Spartan blood sentenced to death by their family, players will embark on an epic journey from a young outcast to a legendary hero and uncover the truth about their mysterious First Civilization lineage.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is an ambitious action role-playing game that places choice at the center of the experience. An all-new interactive dialogue system empowers players to forge their own path and impact the game’s world, characters and story to shape the future of Greece. Players will customize weapons and gear, master and equip new special abilities, and charge into massive battles between Sparta and Athens, pitting hundreds of soldiers against each other. The return of open-world naval combat allows players to seamlessly explore the open seas, customize their ship and recruit their own crew with unique perks. With the entire country of Greece to discover, from pristine beaches to vibrant cities, from the heights of snowy mountain peaks to the depths of the Aegean Sea, players will encounter Ancient Greece’s famous figures and myths as they live their own odyssey.
Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Collector’s Editions, including the Spartan Edition and the Pantheon Edition. Additionally, Ubisoft announced the Deluxe, Gold and Ultimate Editions of the game. The Gold and Ultimate Editions, as well as the Spartan and Pantheon Editions, will allow players to access the game three days earlier, starting October 2. Ubisoft also revealed four new statues and figurines from Ubicollectibles inspired by Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Both the Spartan and Pantheon Collector’s Editions will be available exclusively on the Ubisoft Store and will include the following physical and digital content:
- Early access starting on October 2.
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Standard Edition and additional digital content including: the Deluxe Edition Pack, the Season Pass, which will give players access to all upcoming major expansions, plus the additional mission The Blind King.
- By Ubicollectibles : The Spartan Leap statue (height 39.5cm) for the Spartan Edition, two statues forming The Nemesis Diorama (height 39cm, width 65cm) for the Pantheon Edition.
- The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Steelbook.
- A 64-page art book featuring the original designs and concept art from the Ubisoft Quebec artists.
- An exclusive lithograph by Hugo Puzzuoli from Ubisoft Quebec.
- A printed version of the game’s hand-drawn world map.
- The selected game soundtrack.