Ubisoft’s popular game Assasin’s Creed is set to take players on a journey to ancient Greece in the next installment.
Having assassinated all the bad guys in Ancient Egypt, the “Assassin’s Creed” new series is called “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey,” and it takes the series to the world of Spartan warriors and Homeric myth.
“Odyssey” stars two new protagonists, one male and one female and the player is the descendent of a great Spartan hero, fulfilling their destiny.
Instead of scaling pyramids, players will be scaling Greek statues in places like Delos, Athens, and Sparta.
The year is 431 BCE in Greece, and players take control of either Alexios or Kassandra, a child born into the era of the Peloponnesian War—and into a tragic prophecy as foretold by the Oracle of Delphi. Players will be cast out of their Spartan family as a child—revealed in the trailer by way of father Nikolas knocking a child off a cliff. Players eventually return to Greece as an adult… and a mercenary.
Ubisoft emphasises two things with its opening menu: that players must immediately make a decision about their player-character (man or woman), and that such a decision has zero impact on the gameplay that follows. Other than dialogue tweaks for the names and different voice actors for your own character, the game is designed to play out in a mechanically identical fashion. (Based on my time with both characters, there’s no question: Kassandra’s voice actor is far, far less excruciating to listen to than the shout-crazy man who voices Alexios.)
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will launch October 5, 2018.
Take a look at the first trailer for “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” right here: