Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was revealed at Ubisoft’s E3 2018 media briefing. In this entry, set in 431 BCE, around the Peloponnesian War. People get to choose who their Spartan hero avatar is. You can be either Alexios or Kassandra. (This does not seem to impact decisions or the story.)
Alexios and Kassandra both wield the Leonidas’ spear. This gives you special skills, allowing you to upgrade to get melee, ranged or stealth attacks. They can attack on foot or on horseback. The official announcement also notes there will be 150v150 soldier battles where Sparta and Athens fight.
In addition, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will have dialogue options. In a segment shown during the presentation, Kassandra and Sokrates talk to one another. The player gets to choose how to respond to Sokrates, even having the option to lie to him. The over 30 hour game will have multiple endings as a result.
Here is the world premiere Assassin’s Creed Odyssey trailer.
Over eight minutes of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey gameplay was also shared.
Special editions for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey were announced. The $79.99 Deluxe Edition comes with the game, XP & Drachma boost, a Kronos Gear Pack, a Herald of Dusk Gear Pack and a Capricornus Naval Pack. The $99.99 PC Digital Gold Edition comes with the Season Pass and Secrets of Greece bonus mission. The $109.99 Gold Steelbook Edition for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has a Steelbook, season pass and Secrets of Greece mission. The PC Ultimate Edition has the Deluxe Edition content, season pass and Secrets of Greece content for $119.99. The Spartan Edition includes the Deluxe Edition content, The Blind King and Secrets of Greece missions, the soundtrack, a lithograph, the season pass, an in-game map, a 15” Alexios statue, an art book and a Steelbook for $159.99. The $219.99 Pantheon Edition includes everything in the Spartan Edition, as well as a 11” tall enemy statue to pair with the Alexios statue.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 5, 2018. If people register via the official website, they will get a Spartan Starter Pack with free add-ons. Pre-orders give people early access to The Blind King mission. People who get the Gold or Ultimate Edition get the game two days early, on October 2, 2018.