Ubisoft has unveiled Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the latest installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. The company first teased the game in late May with a brief teaser, one it has expanded up on with a longer two minute trailer and all the details we’d expect. Just like we saw last month, Odyssey is set in ancient Greece.
The game Ubisoft introduced is one that could, at least based on the trailer, be praised to attention to historical detail. The game features everything from the “snowy mountain peaks” to the “depths of the Aegean Sea,” according to Ubisoft, which says it set the game during Greece’s Golden Age.
Odyssey will let players choose their own path through the digital world, offering more than 30 hours total of various game endings and dialogue. The world is described as dynamic, one that is constantly changing in response to decisions and actions the player makes. It all starts with the player coming from “humble beginnings” in this world; they get to choose between the female and male characters Kassandra and Alexios.
The company goes on to explain that players get to customize their gear, personalize their ship, and ultimately upgrade their abilities to make their way to legendary status — which, in this game, means becoming a Spartan hero. Among other things, Odyssey features a 150 versus 150 player battle featuring the Athens and Spartans, plus naval battles and more.
As far as the storyline itself goes, the main character — whichever the gamer chooses — will be of the bloodline of Leonidas and they’ll be in possession of his “mysterious weapon,” which isn’t as dramatic as it sounds (spoiler: it’s a broken spear). However, the spear does bestow combat abilities, so that’s a plus. The game will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC starting October 5.