Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Revealed
Ubisoft has confirmed a few days before E3 that the next Assassin’s Creed game will take place in Ancient Greece. Here is what we know so far.
Following the historical time frame of Origins, Odyssey will capitalize on its predecessor’s success, both in story, characters and gameplay. Since Alexandria is just across Athens with only the Mediterranean Sea between them, the population and architecture is sure to feel familiar at times. Greece being also surrounded by the Ionian and the Aegean Seas, there are sure to be many ports and boats to get your sea legs, if you hadn’t already in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
With just a brief clip posted on Twitter earlier today and the caption “See You at E3”, Ubisoft confirms that the latest of their open-world leading title will be featured during their conference on June 11.
See you at E3! pic.twitter.com/03NTPhCkCf
— Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) May 31, 2018
A keychain in the shape of a gladiator helmet was posted on the French video game website JeuxVideo-Live, which further fuels excitement over this next entry in the series.
For now, many speculations are on the table. Some discussions include dialogue choices, expansive crafting mechanics and a naval combat system that rivals Black Flag’s. The title “Odyssey” is a direct reference to Homer’s Odyssey, a famous Greek tale of a Trojan War survivor returning home on a ship and living numerous adventures along his ten-year voyage. We can bet that Greek mythology will play a dominant role in the narrative; we hope to see famous characters such as the nymph Calypso, the princess Nausicaa, the Cyclops and even sirens. There may be a mention of the Trojan Horse as well. Your guess is as good as mine!
But with their short teaser featuring a soldier pushing a man from a cliff the same way as Leonidas in the movie 300, we can once again expect many surprises and Easter eggs from the studio.
So, in Ubisoft’s words, “See you at E3”!