Along with the continuing list of games releasing this October, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey will be another addition. The previously leaked title has been officially revealed at Ubisoft’s E3 conference and this one stands out more than Origins.
We knew that more RPG elements would be added to the upcoming prequel, and now that we got a look it’s difficult to recognize this game as part of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Set in the Golden Age of Athens during Ancient Greece, before Origins’ story. Where your character starts as an simple mercenary to becoming a Spartan hero. And for the first time players will have a choice between two characters to play as, Alexios or Kassandra. Prior title Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate touched on this with Jacob and Evie, but this choice seems to be better than jumping from one to another.
Being a descendant of Leonidas, you are granted with his broken spear that grants special powers that are hidden within. That you then can use against your enemies. From extreme strength to even using this power with other weapons will be an advantage on those who challenge you. This being another piece of Eden that’s been introduced in many titles before Odyssey.
Creative Director Jonathan Dumont said that for how they tell this story has been “deeply changed for how we tell stories for Assassin’s Creed”. Giving player the option to choose when responding in a conversation. In other titles like Fallout: New Vegas, this was something that determined how the story continued and now seeing this in an Assassin’s Creed game will really put the fate of the game’s outcome in your hands.
Combat has been worked on brining more outcomes and better animations to give variety when playing. Greater battles will be coming as well, with Spartan and Athen forces clash one another in 150v150 battles. And like in games before, we will also be taking combat to the sea with naval combat returning once again in the Mediterranean sea.
With more RPG elements coming to the series expands on what many of the previous titles couldn’t do. As we finally know more about this project, it shows they are really pushing the definition for Assassin’s Creed. Naval combat returning and new RPG mechanics will really have Odyssey stand out from the rest, making this more foreign to true fans of the series.
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey will be available for Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC on October 5, 2018.