Ubisoft officially announced new Assassin’s Creed title after the leaks of its promotional merchandise that kept under wrap for a surprise in E3 conference. A French website Jeuxvideo Live has published a photograph of a piece of merchandise: a keychain with the logo of ‘Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey.’ The keychain is in the form of a Spartan helmet, which would confirm the Greek setting that has been rumored for a few days.
Now, a few hours ago, Ubisoft has left no room for speculation and has officially confirmed its development on Twitter. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, however, will present its first details in the next E3 2018.
The leaked information suggests that the story would take place in the Greece of the Flavian dynasty, with the return of Bayek and Aya (with a role similar to that of Altaïr in ‘Assassin’s Creed II’), but two new playable characters, with different abilities and stories that intersect, and with the possibility of selecting dialogues to outline the narrative to suit the player. They would return several old mechanics, like the social secrecy, the system of the brotherhood, the one of renovation, the personalization of ‘Unity,’ the wheel of a selection of arms, the grenades of smoke and the naval battles.
The map will include the Achaea League, Macedonia, Epirus, Thrace, the Aegean and the Ionian Sea and part of Asia. As in ‘Unity,’ each Roman State will be divided into several regions. This mapping explains why Ubisoft wants to give greater importance to ships.
For its part, Kotaku a video game website and blog has confirmed the actuality of ‘Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey,’ but does not speak of a release at the end of 2018, but within the current fiscal year, so it could go up to, at most, March 2019. We will be Attentive to the Ubisoft conference during this E3 to know more details.
This is Sparta!
See you at E3! pic.twitter.com/03NTPhCkCf
— Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) May 31, 2018
In the small video clip we can see part of an in-game scene from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, in which there is clearly a reference to the famous phrase in the movie 300, ‘This is Sparta.’
What do you think about this game being developed at that time? Do you like the idea, or do you think it should have been in another location? Tell us in the comments what they think.