Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Ubisoft continues to refine its stellar action-adventure formula

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Ubisoft continues to refine its stellar action-adventure formula



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Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Latest News

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey game was formally revealed at E3 2018.

It's a tale of friendship and family, love and loss, war and bloodshed - set in Greece, with you perhaps playing as a Spartan. There's a focus on underwater exploration again.

Jonathan Dumont took to the stage to tell us more.

"You'll explore on land and on sea Ancient Greece - one of the most iconic places in history"

"The war that divided the Greek world changed history. Your adventure begins as a simple mercenary caught between Rome and Greece."

Ubisoft states that the game is 'your odyssey' shaped by actions and choices - you can play as wither Kassandra or Alexios. A legendary Spartan hero is your ancestor, and you hold his weapon.

The broken spear of Leonidas gives you access to long-ranged attacks, stealth moves and other powerful attacks to boot.

For the first time, Assassin's Creed will also have dialogue trees - adding more depth to the RPG elements of the game.

The game will release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on October 5 this year.



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Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Hands-On Preview

Forget what you know about Assassin’s Creed. Odyssey is a different beast, and it’s all the better for it, too. This game takes what the series learned from Origins (revamped combat, better map, focused storytelling) and pushes it all further. The result is a game that reminded us more of Bioware game than a traditional Assassin’s title… and there’s nothing wrong with that.

The first thing we noticed in our demo of the title at E3 was the branching dialogue trees. For the first time in the game, you get given the option of playing as a man or a woman, and from there the decisions just get more detailed. We ended up playing as Alexios and flirting with some burly Greek pirate after he gave us a quest. The freedom to interact and push the story yourself in this game is something we didn’t know we needed from Assassin’s Creed, but it just works so well!

Ubisoft, not content with simply giving you more agency in furthering its RPG agenda, has also given you the option to equip a suite of special moves and assign each to a face button on the pad. This means you can not only carve your own story forward in the title, but you can also setup your character to be a very specific fighter, too.

In the massive new pitched battles you’ll get to play in, you’ll have to use these abilities smartly: ripping shields off enemies, using ground pounds to stun enemies, leaping from attacker to attacker… you’re given a massive breadth of options in how you take your enemies down this time. This reinvigorates the occasionally stale combat Assassin's suffered from (even in Origins) and really empowers you, too.

Because this is Greece, you also get a cool as hell Spartan Kick to boot your enemies away with. It’s phenomenal.

Check out this video from Logitech below to learn absolutely everything you need to know about Assassin's Creed Odyssey from E3 2018.



Naval combat makes a more notable return than in Origins, too. And this time, you get to treat your vessel as a base, too. You can recruit NPCs from the world to man your ship, and the more materials you pillage or discover, the more you can upgrade the ship.

This ship, the Adrestia, can be upgraded with new sails, a sturdier hull, better oars and a stronger ram - and it comes with a slew of personalisation options, too.

Again, this is something we didn’t know we needed from Assassin’s Creed. But a mobile home drifting on the ocean is just one more element that ties us into the world, and makes us care more about what we’re seeing in the Assassin’s universe.

Ancient Greece is rounded out so well, it was hard to pull ourselves away from the demo we were given. The world is gorgeous - plant life popping with vibrant colour, architecture cutting a sharp contrast against the dazzling blue skies. There’s a lot going on in Odyssey, and Ubisoft has done a great job making you feel part of it.

Every aspect of Odyssey is a refinement of what Ubisoft brought to the table with Origins - and that’s saying something, because Origins was also great game. But in giving you the chance to (finally!) make your own choices in Assassin’s, and rounding out your character with more interesting combat choices, Ubisoft has the potential to give us one of the most impressive games its released in years.



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Assassin's Creed Odyssey - What we already know

Release Date: October 5
Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platforms: PS4. Xbox One, PC
Genre: Action-adventure

Assassin's Creed Odyssey - What is it?

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is the newest game from Ubisoft in the long-running Assassin's Creed franchise.

The game is primarily developed by Ubisoft Quebec, which previously worked on Assassin's Creed: Syndicate.

The game will receive weekly updates post-release.

Before the announcement, Kotaku has claimed that this Assassin's Creed will travel in a more RPG-heavy direction, noting that Odyssey will feature dialogue options for the first time in the series. Kotaku has previously proved to be pretty accurate in its Assassin's leaks, for what it's worth.





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Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Release Date

Assassin's Creedy Odyssey is due to release on October 5, 2018.

But the release of the game won't be the final part of the adventure.

In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Ubisoft's executive director Alain Corre confirmed that Odyssey will get weekly updates post-launch.

"The idea with Odyssey is to create new content every week so that it's an adventure for the fans ... we want this Odyssey to be living, to always be fresh, so it's a different way to create games this way," Corre noted.

This will include 'recurring major story content'.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/tech/gaming/707177/Assassins-Creed-Odyssey-release-date-trailer-preview-hands-on-gameplay-rumours-news-july-6

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