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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft) (1 Viewer)

Platform(s)
Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC
Players
Single-player
Co-op
No
Genre(s)
Action, Role-Playing, Stealth
Release Date
Oct 5, 2018
Developer
Ubisoft Quebec
Publisher
Ubisoft
ESRB Rating
Mature
PEGI Rating
Suitable only for persons 18 and older.
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645 Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a 2018 action role-playing video game developed by Ubisoft Quebec and published by Ubisoft. It is the 11th major instalment, and 21st overall, in the Assassin's Creed series and the successor to 2017's Assassin's Creed Origins. Set in the year 431 BC, the plot tells a fictional history of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta.

The player is able to choose the gender of the main character, adopting the role of Alexios or Kassandra. The game features a notoriety system in which mercenaries chase after the player if they commit crimes like killing or stealing.

The player character, Alexios or Kassandra, is a mercenary, and a descendant of the Spartan king Leonidas I. They inherit his broken spear, which is forged into a blade to become a weapon that grants the player special abilities in combat. The game uses a skill tree system that allows the player to unlock new abilities. The three skill trees are "hunter", which improves the player character's archery, "warrior", which puts emphasis on combat, and "assassin", which focuses on stealth.

The game features a number of historical personages players can encounter and talk to, including Alkibiades, Archidamus II, Aristophanes, Aspasia, Brasidas, Euripides, Kleon, Democritus, Herodotos, Hippokrates, Pausanias, Perikles, Phidias, Polykleitos, Praxilla, Pythagoras, Sokrates, Sophokles and Thespis.[16][17][18] It also includes historical and mythical Greek locations such as the Agora of Athens, Kephallonia, Ithaca, the Odeon of Athens, the Foloi oak forest, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, Naxos, Lesbos, ancient Athens, ancient Argolis, Pnyx,[19] Phokis, Macedonia and Mesara.


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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is rumoured to be the name of the next Assassin’s Creed game, and it’s once again reportedly set in Greece.

Nearly two months ago, one report suggested that Ubisoft’s next entry in the Assassin’s Creed has been in development since as early as 2017. The report didn’t give us a name, but it talked about a Greek setting.

Today, French games site Jeuxvideo Live (not to be confused with Jeux Video), is reporting that the next game is titled Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and has reiterated some of the details the earlier report revealed.

According to the site (via Google Translate), one insider sent an Assassin’s Creed Odyssey keychain in the form of a Spartan head. The promotional item, seen below, clearly bears the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey name.



A few days ago, an anonymous 4Chan user posted a big list of details about the game, also calling it Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. According to them, the game is shooting for a holiday 2018 release, and will see the return of Bayek and Aya from Origins, but feature two new protagonists.

The two characters are not interchangeable, so you will get to choose to play the entire game with either one. The game is said to be developed by the Unity team, and will bring back the extensive character customisation seen in that game.

The info dump also says that naval battles will be a big focus once again, similar to Assassin’s Creed 4.

A summary of the information provided by the 4Chan user can be seen below, it talks about the game’s locations, gameplay, and some of what it’s borrowing from Origins.

It’s worth a read, even if you should take all of that with a grain of salt. Ubisoft previously said that it wants to give its biggest franchises room to breathe, so I am a bit iffy on the holiday 2018 target given that Origins would be a year old by that point.

With that in mind, it would be too early for Ubisoft to announce the game at this E3 if the plan is to release it in holiday 2019, so it’s hard to say.

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Takes Place in Greece during Flavian Dynasty
- 2 Playable characters, but can only play one per play through. Character's have intersecting but different stories, different forms of Eagle Vision, different skills, etc.
- Naval has a massive return, see below
- Unity style customization with massive improvements
- Return of Social Stealth
- Return of Brotherhood System
- Return of Renovation System
- Crafting is massively upgraded
- Fight mythical beasts and legendary ship battles
- Return of smoke bombs
- Return of Weapon Wheels
- Mix between parkour and origins style tombs
- Coming Holiday 2018
- Map involves Achaea, Macedonia, Epirus, Thrace, The Aegean and Ionian Sea, and Asia. Much like how Unity had districts split in 3 sections, each Roman State is divided into several regions. The map (sorry about poor quality) shows the region of Attica (Athens) from the Roman State of Achaea.
- Target system works similarly to Ghost Recon Wildlands, meaning not all targets need to be taken out before taking out the main bad guy. Only 3/6 "states" need to be liberated. The characters will often have different targets, except the state leader, which are major points of intersection.
- Templars/Roman Clients are using an apple to oppress people for Vespasian and his "propaganda machine"
- Naval has a huge amount of customization. All upgrades to your ship are done in game only but more cosmetics are available including flags, sails, paint, crew customization, emblem customization, and "shanties". Some options such as crew outfits, emblems, flags, sails, and shanties will be available in the store.
- On top of this a fleet system will be implemented, where the player can give commands to AI ships that can be ordered to sail with you. Some missions and optional battles will be fleet based rather than single ship on ship, and you have the option to upgrade your fleet ships for resources and money as well.
- On top of emblem customization, the player can choose from some color pallets for the robes and change torso, arms, boots, and belt. These changes are merely cosmetic.
- Players can blend with crowds, individuals, mounts, static objects. Most of these have special animations like you might have seen in Discovery Tour. Some civilian boats can also be blended with. A disguise system is also present, similar to Unity.
- Players can recruit crew mates, buy crew mates, buy other factions, or recruit brotherhood members. Most brotherhood members will appear on your ship or in your hideout. Some members are recruited through special missions while most are random encounters while liberating regions and states.
- Once regions have been liberated some shops can be renovated and landmarks purchased. This will obviously generate income, which is useful as upgrades become expensive for your fleet, brotherhood, and crew.
- Crafting returns to upgrade health, physical stealth, damage from range and melee, ammo quantities, and weapons. All upgrades take materials and some money. Weapons can be upgraded at any time by a blacksmith and can be brought up in rarity along with having different elemental stats tacked on, including sleep, bleed, health drain, poison, flames, frost, and shock. Bombs can be constructed again as well, allowing for creation of distraction bombs, stun bombs, and lethal bombs. Most consumables can be crafted as well, including throwing knives, berserk darts, sleep darts, and arrows.
- To allow quick changes in tactics, weapon wheels return.
- Replayable missions are coming back, as is an option to reset locations. As a result, NG+ is not returning, especially since players cannot carry over anything between characters.
- Modern day gameplay exists, but isn't too much more than Origins.
- Made by Montreal team 1 (Unity team)
- Aya/Bayek have similar role in story like Altair did in AC2
 
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You can now enjoy Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s screenshots in advance of Ubisoft’s official E3 announcement.

It’s the E3 season, which means game details will be leaked en masse mere days before an official announcement. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has already fallen victim to this trend twice: once when its existence was confirmed earlier this month, and again when a metric ton of screenshots appeared online.

The leaked screenshots come courtesy of GamePro.de and Gematsu.

The upcoming game appears to take place in Ancient Greece, the birthplace of democracy – which is thematically appropriate for the series. Characters are decked out in Spartan-themed outfits, while Ubisoft’s media makes a homage to films like 300.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s leaked screenshots continue this trend, highlighting epic battles and a Mediterranean setting. Mission objectives in the mission map even make reference to killing Athenians. If all holds up, the plot could address the long-standing rivalry between Athens and Sparta that was put aside – temporarily, at least – when Persia invaded the region.

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Ubisoft finally had a chance to introduce Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to the world, even if we basically knew everything in advance.

When we look back at E3 2018, I suspect everyone will agree that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was the most-leaked game of the entire event. We saw the announcement, the screenshots, and even the dev diary well before Ubisoft could feature everything at its E3 conference.

The good news is Odyssey should still be a game to look forward to. The Greek historical setting, an emphasis on naval combat, and even the ability to choose between a male and female protagonist seems promising. And that’s before we get into updated combat mechanics that will pit you against high volumes of enemies.

It’s just a shame that Ubisoft hoped to keep all of this a secret.


Unlike previous games in the series, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey puts a renewed emphasis on roleplaying. After choosing your Spartan hero – Kassandra or Alexios – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey takes players on an adventure that establishes the earliest Western civilizations. You’ll also encounter figures from history and myth, including what appears to be the legendary Minotaur.

During the story, players will have access to branching dialogue choices. You’ll be able to embellish or lie about the outcomes of missions, changing the storyline in various subtle ways.

Ubisoft also released a gameplay trailer showcasing how a typical mission might unfold. The Assassin’s Creed stealth formula is pretty much locked down at this point, but there are other combat avenues available to you. Water-based combat has been expanded in various ways, which makes sense, considering the Athenians were renowned for their naval prowess. On land, you’ll have a variety of ranged and melee combat options that even include dueling from horseback.

Whether on sea or land, the number of on-screen enemies seems to have grown immensely. It certainly lends a grander scope to the typical Assassin’s Creed combat encounter.


Key Features
  • Become a Legendary Spartan Hero: Embark on your journey from humble beginnings to living legend as Alexios or Kassandra. Customize your gear, upgrade your abilities, and personalize your ship on your path to becoming a Spartan hero.
  • Ancient Greece Awaits: From the heights of snowy mountain peaks to the depths of the Aegean Sea, explore an entire country full of untamed environments and cities at the peak of Greece’s Golden Age. Unexpected encounters will breathe life into your story as you meet colorful characters, battle vicious mercenaries, and more.
  • Choose Your Own Path: Your decisions shape the world around you with over 30 hours of choice dialogue and multiple game endings. Experience a living, dynamic world that constantly evolves and reacts to your every decision.
  • Fight Epic Battles: Show off your extraordinary warrior abilities and shift the tides of battle during one of the deadliest conflicts of the time, the Peloponnesian War. Charge into epic clashes between Sparta and Athens in big battles pitting 150v150 soldiers against each other.
  • Sail Across the Aegean Sea: Find uncharted locations, uncover hidden treasures, or fight your way through entire fleets in naval battles. Customize the look of your ship, upgrade weaponry to suit your strengths, and recruit crewmembers with unique perks, tailoring naval combat to your style.
  • A Land of Myths and Legends: Discover a world rich with myths and legends. From ancient rituals to famed statues, come face to face with Greece’s legendary figures and discover the true nature of mythological beasts like Medusa and the Minotaur.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 5, 2018.

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Two new cinematic trailers have been released for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Actually, they’re both the same trailer but one features Kassandra and the other Alexios, the protagonists chosen from the game’s outset. Regardless of who you play, Greece is in danger and it needs an able Spartan to save it. Check out the trailers below.


 
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey will feature extensive post-launch support, including two story-based missions and a remastered version of 2012's critically polarizing Assassin's Creed III and Liberation.

All of this will be flogged as part of the game's Season Pass, which features the story arcs Legacy of the First Blade and The Fate of Atlantis, launching in December 2018 and Spring 2019, respectively. Each story arc will be split into three episodes.

Meanwhile, Assassin's Creed III Remastered arrives in March next year and includes the Benedict Arnold, Hidden Secrets, and Tyranny of King George DLCs, plus Assassin's Creed Liberation.

Assassin's Creed III Remastered will also be sold as a standalone title, and comes equipped with spruced up 4K visuals for PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, plus improved 'gameplay mechanics and ergonomics.'


Information on the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey DLC – The Lost Tales of Greece follows.
  • Story Arc 1 – Legacy of the First Blade: This episodic adventure will introduce players to the first hero to wield the iconic hidden blade, changing the course of history. Players will learn more about the backstory of the Assassins and why they choose to fight from the shadows. Starting December 2018, episodes will be released approximately six weeks apart.
  • Story Arc 2 – The Fate of Atlantis: In the second story arc, players will confront godly creatures and uncover the secrets of the legendary sunken city. In a surprising saga filled with twists and turns, players will get even closer to Greek mythology and the First Civilization. Coming spring 2019, episodes will be released approximately six weeks apart.
The Season Pass is included in the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Gold, Ultimate, Spartan and Pantheon Editions, and is also available for purchase separately.

In addition to the paid content, Ubisoft has confirmed that Odyssey players can snap up free goodies, information on it is provided below. It will include new narrative content and weekly in-game events.
  • The Lost Tales of Greece: Free episodic quest lines will release regularly in-between episodes, providing a constant flow of new stories for players to discover. These quests will feature familiar faces and new characters from the world of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
  • Recurring In-Game Events: Each week a new epic ship or mercenary will appear, presenting players with challenging battles as they hunt down these powerful enemies. Daily and weekly contracts will send players on new quests across Greece.
  • Discovery Tour: The educational tool that lets anyone explore the game in a conflict-free environment, will be available for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Players can traverse the entire interactive 3D recreation of Ancient Greece, free of conflict, time pressure or gameplay constraints, after launch.
  • Many more updates: New monstrous and mythical creatures to defeat and a New Game Plus mode presenting new challenges and the ability to see how different choices affect players’ stories.
Ubisoft said the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey development team is “committed to support the game” and will continue to provide additional content in the future.
 
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Ubisoft has added a whole new quest. For free.

The free story quest is part of a series of missions that Ubisoft calls Lost Tales of Greece. This first one is called “The Show Must Go On,” and comes as part of the 1.06 patch that rolled out yesterday. It’s a multi-part mission that, as its name implies, involves the theatre. It’s a nice extra to keep players engaged until the real story missions from the Season Pass come out in December. If you’re struggling to find it, you’ll locate the quest giver around the amphitheatre in the city of Elis in the region of Elis.

The patch also fixes a multitude of issues and adds some nice quality of life changes, including one that auto-crafts arrows if you run out. Here’s a small look at the general fixes. The full patch notes are extensive, and you can find them here. Warning though, the patch notes may contain a few spoilers.
  • Addresses an issue that caused Athens’ architecture to load slowly.
  • Addresses various weather, water textures, and display issues.
  • Addresses various player and character animations.
  • Fixes various world object graphic and animation anomalies.
  • Addresses various issues with world lighting.
 
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More content is heading to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey this month.

Assassins Creed Odyssey players can take on another questline in the Lost Tales of Greece content update this month.

The self-contained story Divine Intervention will centre around a “mysterious woman” who will test players with divine trials. This release follows The Show Must Go On which released last week (see above).

Divine Intervention along with future Lost Tales of Greece will automatically unlock reaching Episode 5 in the main story. Each are marked as yellow side quests on the map, and upon completion, can result in multiple outcomes and new rewards.

Later this month Steropes the Cyclops will join the game’s roster of mythical creatures. A player can challenge the beast on November 13 through the new quest The Lightning Bringer. Besting the creature will net players a new Legendary Bow.


More Epic Events are in the works as well featuring Epic Mercenaries and Epic Ships, for those over level 30. The latest Epic Ship event is currently live, matter of fact.

Completing the challenges earn rewards and Orichalcum to spend with Sargon at the Oikos of the Olympians legendary store.

Sargon will also be updating his stock with two new, exclusive item packs in November: the Odysseus Pack, and the Odysseus Naval Pack.

The Odysseus Pack contains a new gear set, mount, and weapon, while the Naval Pack comes with a new crew theme, figurehead, and ship design. These items can also be purchased from the Store.

Ubisoft also outlined features and improvements which have been or will be implemented into the game soon:
  • A level cap increase, from 50 to 70, with level-50 players automatically rewarded with Ability Points to match any XP overflow they’ve already earned
  • A layer of visual customization over your armour, enabling you to use the stats of one item and the appearance of another
  • Customizable gamepad controls
  • The option to auto-craft regular arrows when ammo runs low, so long as they have enough materials
  • Lower upgrade costs for gear
  • The ability to pause and resume any XP or Drachmae boosters that you own
 

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