E3 2018: Assassin's Creed Odyssey Takes Place In Ancient Greece

Once more into the Animus.

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Now Playing: Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Official Gameplay Walkthrough Trailer | E3 2018

After Ubisoft's success at transporting players to the mystical lands of ancient Egypt in Assassin's Creed Origins, players have been clamoring for any hint as to the location and time period of the next game in the franchise. A few leaks and a six-second teaser left players convinced that the upcoming game, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, might take place in ancient Greece. As we learned during Ubisoft's E3 2018 press conference, it turns out those predictions were right.

Odyssey will be taking players back to ancient Greece, specifically to the middle of the Peloponnesian War around 431 BC. This places the game about 350 years before Bayek and Aya's adventure during the events of Origins, but still centuries before the rest of the franchise. The story of Odyssey will be placed against the backdrop of the conflict between Sparta and Athens, leading players to visit iconic locations like Delos, Mykonos, and Attica.

Despite the severity of the conflict, the player's character will remain a neutral mercenary. This mercenary won't be limited to one sex either. For the first time in an Assassin's Creed title, gamers can choose whether to play as a male or female hero.

Despite the player's choice, the story will proceed relatively the same--similar to how Mass Effect and Dragon Age work. Both Alexios and Kassandra have the exact same story and play identically. The only difference between the two is in their voice actors and character models.

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Merwanor

So we are going to play a Spartan with no shield and a broken spear.... Is it just me or is something just very wrong with that?

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Utnayan

Nice reskin. And that dialogue and voice acting looked terrible. Put some effort into these games. Jesus. And there is nothing to explore. Reason? No reason to explore and no game pla mechanics behind it either. Aka tomb raider missed opportunity with origins. Which would require more effort than a reskin. Will also be a missed opportunity with telling the Gods stories which is what everyone cares about anyway and none of that will be in there because, effort. Oh and origins. So this is before origins. They cannot even be half assed to match up the timelines any longer. What a complete joke.

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Todddow

Looking forward to this and hopefully they build off Origins. Great setting.

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nparks

"Odyssey will be taking players back to ancient Greece, specifically to the middle of the Peloponnesian War around 431 BC. This places the game about 350 years after Bayek and Aya's adventure during the events of Origins."

Nope. Key word here is "BC". 431 BC is about 350 years before Origins and Cleopatra and Ceasar, which take place in the first century BC.

So, we're getting a game about Assassins before the original Assassins originated Assassination. Which works, how exactly?

Part of me hopes that this game will actually depart from the stealth and parkour gameplay in favor of more strategic combat, battles, and warfare, but that seems unlikely.

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Joupena

Seems like you guys don't know much about history. Peloponnesian War was over 300 years *before* AC: Origins' setting, like others have already pointed out..

Or do you think Cleopatra and Julius Caesar were alive centuries before they actually were?

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vvvpiano4

before bayek.it is before christ and the years counts different.please correct the article.and their isnt anythibg to do with assassins creed game lore any more.but i am please for the setting as i am greek.THIS IS SPARTA!!!!

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PhilboShaggins

Uhh, the Peloponnesian War was centuries BEFORE AC Origins. Origins took place during the time of Caesar, in the first century BCE. The aforementioned war occurred earlier, in the fifth century BCE.

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gamingdevil800

The next AC is an rpg... dayum!

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videogameninja

Not a huge Assassin’s creed fan so maybe that’s why that trailer didn’t really win me over but I’m sure fans of the series are already hitting the pre-order button.

I’m also a little worried that Ubisoft is slipping back into old habits with the yearly Assassin’s Creed installments. The last game was somewhat of a triumphant return for the series in many people’s eyes (might be due to the fact that they took some time off.) so hopefully there is hope for this installment.

-THIS IS SPAR…UGH.. E3!!!! NINJA APPROVED-

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Tshep117

@videogameninja: Exactly. Ubisoft has done really well with exploration and making pretty worlds but fails with main story content. I'm afraid it's just going to be the same game over and over with different coats of paint.

The new coats of paint sure are pretty though...