The next Assassin’s Creed game is promising to be a much more immersive RPG experience thanks to a focus on choice mechanics.
A new trailer has arrived for the highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which will find the franchise heading to ancient Greece in sprawling narrative that allows gamers to play as either Alexios or Kassandra. It’s more than just the freedom to choose gender though; Odyssey features around 30 hours of dialogue choices and narrative options that influence the path your character takes. And yes, there are multiple game endings.
We’ll see just how well thought out this freedom element is. After all, many of us have had experience with games that appear to give you a variety of narrative options, only to slowly push you back down the same path again and again. It’s promising stuff for the Assassin’s Creed franchise, which has long enjoyed a nice bit of freedom in the overall combat approach (stealth, or just go in swords swinging) and open world mission pacing (tackle the next plot mission, or just do a variety of side quests). Fingers crossed.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is available for PS4 and Xbox One from October 5.
Extended rundown for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey:
The choices we make, no matter how small, can put us on the path to greatness or lead us down a road to ruin
BECOME A LEGENDARY SPARTAN HERO Embark on your journey from humble beginnings to living legend as Alexios or Kassandra. Customize your gear, upgrade your abilities, and personalize your ship on your path to becoming a Spartan hero.
ANCIENT GREECE AWAITS From the heights of snowy mountain peaks to the depths of the Aegean Sea, explore an entire country full of untamed environments and cities at the peak of Greece’s Golden Age. Unexpected encounters will breathe life into your story as you meet colorful characters, battle vicious mercenaries, and more.
CHOOSE YOUR OWN PATH Your decisions shape the world around you with over 30 hours of choice dialogue and multiple game endings. Experience a living, dynamic world that constantly evolves and reacts to your every decision.
FIGHT EPIC BATTLES Show off your extraordinary warrior abilities and shift the tides of battle during one of the deadliest conflicts of the time, the Peloponnesian War. Charge into epic clashes between Sparta and Athens in big battles pitting 150v150 soldiers against each other.
SAIL ACROSS THE AEGEAN SEA Find uncharted locations, uncover hidden treasures, or fight your way through entire fleets in naval battles. Customize the look of your ship, upgrade weaponry to suit your strengths, and recruit crewmembers with unique perks, tailoring naval combat to your style.
A LAND OF MYTHS AND LEGENDS Discover a world rich with myths and legends. From ancient rituals to famed statues, come face to face with Greece’s legendary figures and discover the true nature of mythological beasts like Medusa and the Minotaur.