E3 2018: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

After the overwhelming success of last year’s Assassin’s Creed: Origins, the first cinematic trailer for the next iteration in the series was unveiled at Ubisoft’s conference.

Taking place during the Peloponnesian war, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is set to take in Ancient Greece where players are promised to go on a quest to become an epic Greek hero.

Building on role-playing aspects of the last game, Odyssey will allow players to choose between two characters: Kasandra or Alexios. Additionally, players will now be to further interact in the rich historic wold via the implementation of dialogue choices – as we seen in a short chat with philosopher Sokrates.

The demo, which takes place in 431 BCE, over 350 years before the events of Origins, sees female protagonist, Kasandra, under take a mission to free someone from the Athenians.

What we seen seems to be very much the style of gameplay we got from Origins in terms of combat and customisation, but the ability to select your own dialogue looks like players will have more choice in how certain story beats unfold – just how varied these will outcomes will be still remains to be seen. Also making a turn will be a trusty eagle companion to help scout areas.

Other clips of gameplay show off just how stunning and varied the Greek setting will be alongside naval combat, underwater exploration and combat, and what looks like segments that delve into the rich Greek mythology.

Are you looking forward to heading to Greece?

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