New Leak Reveals Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Set In Ancient Greece

The next Assassin's Creed is called Odyssey and will take place in ancient Greece, according to a new report from the French site JeuxVideoLive, which adds that Odyssey is a sequel to last year's Assassin's Creed Origins. Kotaku can confirm this report.

Merchandise from the next Assassin's Creed. Photo: JeuxVideoLive

Rumours about the next Assassin's Creed have been circulating for months now - some real, some fake - but the one we've been hearing since January from our own sources is that the game is indeed set in Greece, and that it will be even more of a drastic departure for the series than Origins. We've heard the same details from three people who have played the game, and several more who have heard about it secondhand.

While Origins added Witcher-like RPG elements, Odyssey will take things even further, those people said, bringing dialogue options to the series for the first time. You'll be able to play as either a male or a female protagonist, although the builds we've heard about did not feature Origins' main characters Bayek or Aya, but new heroes.

Two of those sources confirmed that Odyssey will be out during Ubisoft's 2019 fiscal year, which ends on 31 March 2019. Although the previously-annualised series had skipped 2016 in the wake of 2014's disappointing Assassin's Creed: Unity, it's likely that this one will be out this spring, returning to the yearly schedule for which the popular franchise has long been known.

Ubisoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment. We're expecting to see more at E3. A tipster also sent Kotaku their own shots of the key chain, which is arriving at gaming stores across the world today:

[JeuxVideoLive]


Comments

    Congrats Ubisoft, lets make creed fatigue a thing again - idiots.
    A game every year is too much and causes franchise fatigue, I don't know how they don't see this - getting as bad as COD.

      Origins was 2017, this will be 2019.

        You don't know that - release date hasn't been announced. There are reports of it being October this year or March next year, but wont know until they announce it.

        Origins was announced in June 2017, released October 2017.

          that my point, why bother waiting for proof, or why bother wanting to see if they make the same mistakes of old, when you can just jump in early on the hate train and judge something before you have even seen it.

            Because franchise fatigue still affects good product.

            Take Solo for instance - even if it was the greatest star wars movie ever (it isn't), it was never going to perform well due to it being released only 5-6 months after a previous star wars film.

        If the sources in the article are correct, then it will be released before the end of March 2019. If they go for the same October release as Origins, it would be a 2018 release.

    Officially announced. A teaser evoking memories of 300 has been released.

    I'd love to see them go completely off the rails here and add mythological elements.

    Imagine having to fight a gorgon (i.e. Medusa) by sneaking up on it and stealth killing it. Or fighting a cyclops by using the parkour mechanics to climb it, or around it to get to it's head.

    That said, I never played the God of War games, so it could be too close to that?

    People have quite liked the spin off stuff from AC, like Black Flag, and the god fights in Origins, so why not give something like that a shot?

    I'm really liking the trend towards more ancient settings. It's much more interesting to me and I think allows for a lot more creativity leeway hopefully.

    If it's as good as Origins, I'll be a happy gamer. I've hated pretty much all the Creeds since 2, but I really enjoyed Origins.

    set in the ancient Balkans guys.. easy mistake, but we don't call ancient Mesopotamia ancient Iraq do we.
    Hope to see areas outside of the Hellenic lands like Macedonia, Thracia, Illyria.

      It's broadly described by scholars as ancient Greece, the term is appropriate. Although if it's set after Origins then it'd be classical Greece rather than ancient Greece.

    If it's set after Origins, it wouldn't be 'ancient' Greece per se, it'd be Roman-era Greece.

    Wow, can’t wait for some more button mashing combat and beige gameplay.

    Hmm...love Origins, but this is going to be a little too similar for me. 2

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