In what is probably one of the biggest game conferences for Ubisoft, their E3 2018 presentation capped off with the official announcement of the studio’s biggest franchise. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, a game initially leaked because of a keychain and officially confirmed a couple of weeks ago, was unveiled with a cinematic trailer and a playable demo at E3 2018.
In Odyssey, players take the role of a Spartan, the child of Leonidas. You can either select a male or female character (Alexios or Kassandra) without any impactful change in the story or gameplay. Instead of a hidden blade, the protagonist carries Leonidas’s spear, said to be a First Civilization artifact imbued with a magical power.
Odyssey is the first game in the franchise with a lot more RPG elements inserted into it. There are multiple choice dialogues, branching quests, multiple endings, and even multiple romance options for the discerning player. Character outfits are also far more customizable, with improved loots and an “engraving” system which allows for more customizations in character stats and passive abilities. Skill trees are also more clearly defined, depending on your playstyle.
Naval warfare is still a staple in Odyssey, considering that the map has more sea area than other AC games. A great number of characters, be it villains or NPCs, can be recruited as part of your crew in the Adrestia. And speaking of maps, Odyssey’s world is the largest ever for the franchise.
Other features of the game include a 300-piece massive land battles for your character to participate in, a political faction system that can easily be manipulated through a series of quests, a really nifty photo mode, and a verbal sparring with Greek philosopher Socrates.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be out for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 5, 2018.