Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed is taking us to ancient Greece this fall on both land and sea, as the forces of order and chaos will fight amid the conflict between Athens and Spart. The game will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC starting October 5. Just as we got to meet Julius Caesar and Cleopatra in Origins, your character will meet some prominent Greek figures in Odyssey such as Socrates.
"Take control of your destiny and write your own epic odyssey as you journey to become a legendary Spartan hero", read the description.
Set in 431 BC, Odyssey follows the exploits of one of two playable characters, Kassandra and Alexios, through the events of the Peloponnesian War. We knew it was coming this year.
After the initial trailer, Ubisoft then showcased a full, almost 10-minute long gameplay walkthrough that showcases a ton of what the game will have to offer, including hefty dialogue, tons of weapon options, and a variety of other new additions that fans of the series will no doubt love.
We'll no doubt learn a lot more about the game tomorrow afternoon when Ubisoft reveal all during their press briefing. Yet their life is changed forever when a certain contract comes their way, opening up a world that sends them on their odyssey, and therefore your odyssey also. Not only did they reveal the game via a brand new trailer (above), but they also confirmed the news that players will be able to choose their starting characters.
There will be a dialogue system that stresses the importance of choice, allowing you to pick whichever option you'd like that has clear consequences.
The trailer is expected by many to appear during Ubisoft's E3 media briefing, which starts at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET on June 11.
This game looks set to take on a more Roman or Greek tone, moving away from the previous title's Egyptian setting. Ouch. The imagery of ancient Greece looks attractive, and at the very end, we see she must face a Minotaur. Somebody with a very strong personality who is very much established, who you then mould as you're going forwards.