The next big chapter in the Assassin’s Creed video game series will be taking players to ancient Greece.
Ubisoft has provided fans with a big look at what to expect in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, unveiling an official trailer and a gameplay walkthrough with commentary as part of its E3 presentation. The new game will be bringing a few new features to the franchise. For the first time, you’ll get the choice to play as either a male or female character, Alexios or Kassandra, both of which will feature the same narrative and gameplay possibilities.
Choice is a key element this time around. Among the choice aspects are interactive dialogues, which will have a hand in the outcomes of adventures, and a feature that allows players to choose where a new ability is mapped on the controller. Customisation looks to be a big component.
In a visual sense, it certainly looks similar to the fantastic Assassin’s Creed Origins, but there are some nice new features that could make it feel fresh. And the giant scope of these games means it’s going to be hard to know how it fares in the series until you’ve experienced a ton of it first.
Assassins Creed Odyssey hits Xbox One X and Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC on October 5.
Check out the two trailers below. The walkthrough is with the character of Kassandra in the city of Mykonos.
Official synopsis for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey:
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.