Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – Everything we know so far

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey reveal was probably one of the biggest surprises this year at E3. While you were watching the reveal trailer and game play footage, we have been busting our humps to collect all the information we can about the game and the future of the series.

For those of you who may have missed the trailer or the gameplay footage, cheer up, we’ll cover that for you.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Official Trailer

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: E3 2018 Official World Premiere Trailer | Ubisoft [NA]

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Gameplay reveal at E3 2018

20 Minutes of Assassin's Creed Odyssey's RPG Gameplay - E3 2018

We will be summarizing everything that both old and new AC fans should know about the what the game has to offer. So, without further Ado , Let’s gets started.

So what’s the premise this time?

The game is set in 431 BCE, four hundred years prior to the events of Assassin’s Creed Origins. It recounts the secret fictional history of the Peloponnesian War, which was fought between the city-states of ancient Greece. The player takes on the role of a mercenary and will be able to fight for either Athens and the Delian League or the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta. As with previous games in the series, Odyssey features a narrative set in the modern day and follows Layla Hassan, who was first introduced in Assassin’s Creed Origins

What’s New in Odyssey?

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s map is much bigger than Origins

We all know how absolutely huge the Origins map was and apparently we will be getting an even bigger map to explore this time. Following is a screenshot of the AC: Odyssey Map

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AC: Odyssey Full map

Yes, the map is huge and has a lot of water-filled area. However , there will be very few dead spots as we will also have sunken cities , ship wrecks and many more underwater sites to explore.

Odyssey to use seven different biomes

Yes you heard that right, seven. In the same game. Unlike Origins where a majority of the explorable places had the same theme. In Odyssey we get to see a wide range of environments. In the E3 demo, we saw the Mykonos area which has a “Tropical Island” kind of look and was moderately populated

The following image will explain all the different environments and major areas in a little more detail :

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Major places to visit in AC: Odyssey.

(Image credits to Tom Tripp)

The New Conquest system

The map of Odyssey is divided in several ‘regions’ and the Conquest system allows the player to Join one of the two major factions in the game to fight for control over the regions.  The battle between the factions is a fierce battle with a lot of bloodshed and puts your combat skills to test. There are 27 regions in total that players can fight for.

Each region will have a leader controlling the area, players need to kill the leaders commander and claim outposts to lure him out

Conquest screenshot

King Leonidas is the grand father of the chosen protagonist

According to some leaks over on twitter which have been proved to be true so far from what we saw on E3, Odyssey starts off with the Player taking control of King Leonidas in the battle of Termopyles. It has also been confirmed by Ubisoft that Leonidas is the grand father of Kassandra and Alexios.

To add more to that, the Spear of Leonidas, is a Piece of Eden according to Ubisoft.

Dynamic Weather System

Odyssey features a dynamic weather system to make the open world even more exciting.

Odyssey to feature a dynamic weather system.

“We have a fully dynamic weather system to fit perfectly with our dynamic world, and the weather we have in game is spectacular. Sailing can really be a challenge in a storm! ”  -says creative director  Jonathan Dumont in a Reddit AMA.

Decisions choices to determine the game’s ending

It is no news that Odyssey comes with a decision making system which is controversial for a video game series that deals with alternate history and linear storyline. We do hope Ubisoft comes up with a great explanation for the multiple choices and separate endings.

In a recent AMA, Developers revealed that the choices players make can affect the story of the game all the way to the ending. To quote John himself ,

” As for how dialogue choice will impact the game’s endings, we don’t want to give too much away, players will experience that for themselves. But your actions and choices will leave to different endings. True for other quests too!”

Naval battles are back!

The Naval battles in Odyssey resemble that of Black Flag but still manage to have a fresh new look and feel.

Odyssey Naval Battles.

The DLC for AC: Odyssey  set in Atlantis

This is a leak that not many people know about however, one of the testers for the game had leaked on June 2nd that Odyssey will feature a DLC in the lost city of Atlantis. The reason we believe this to be true is because there were also many other leaks from the same source that have turned out to be true from what we saw at E3.

Ubisoft however took legal actions against the person leaking the info and he had to face the consequences of breaking the NDA.

FAQs

1. Is this an yearly game like the ones we got before Origins?

A: No, Odyssey was in development for 3 years.The development of Odyssey began around the same time as Origins.

2. What does this have to do with Assassin’s Creed?

A: According to the creative director, Jonathan Dumont, Odyssey focuses on the first civilization artifacts and the modern day story.  We will get to see the beginning of the cold war between Free Will and Complete Control.

3. Any chance parkour tomb puzzles will make a return in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey?

A: Yes, the developers have confirmed it.

4. When will Odyssey be released?

A: October 5, 2018. Prepare your wallets folks!

5. To what extent will you be able to upgrade your ship?

A: You can upgrade your weapons, hull and ramming device through progression. Crew can recruited through the world to bring specific perks to your ship. You can also apply cosmetic elements to your ship and crew.

And that , people is Everything you needed to know about Assassin’s creed Odyssey.

What do you think about AC: Odyssey? Got any more questions ? Make sure to let us know in the comments and I will do my best to answer all of your queries.

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