Update: Ubisoft has confirmed Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, tweeting a brief video to the Assassin’s Creed Twitter account. The tweet reads, “See you at E3,” and an connected video reveals a soldier in Greek armor kicking one other man off a cliff. The video concludes with the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey branding.
The rumours had been true: we have had our clearest indication but that the subsequent Assassin’s Creed sport might be set in Ancient Greece. The newest proof is a photograph of what’s allegedly some promotional merchandise, which signifies will probably be referred to as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
The picture was given to French website JeuxVideo-Live, who says it comes from a dependable insider. It depicts a miniature Corinthian helmet on a keychain, in a blister bundle with some Assassin’s Creed Odyssey branding. It does look fairly official.
The helmet type, favored by Greek hoplites and mythologized later by the Romans, is an unmistakable image of the traditional Greeks, with legendary figures comparable to Achilles usually depicted sporting one. It’s linked to the keyring itself by a string of squares (tiles, maybe) that bear a distinctively Greek motif.
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This is a reasonably believable route for Assassin’s Creed after taking us to Egypt’s Greco-Roman period in Assassin’s Creed Origins, and contours up with rumours we heard from round this time final 12 months.
Those rumours instructed that Assassin’s Creed Origins starts a trilogy, with new protagonist Bayek heading to historical Greece in its center chapter. The thought of Assassin’s Creed Greece acquired somewhat extra convincing in March, when comicbook.com claimed to have corroborated these rumours, citing “a number of sources linked to Ubisoft.”
The leak and its contents had been all confirmed tonight at 19.31 EST, when the Assassin’s Creed Twitter account posted the next tweet, studying “See you at E3.”
See you at E3! pic.twitter.com/03NTPhCkCf
— Assassin’s Creed (@assassinscreed) May 31, 2018
Odyssey is an apt title for a Greek journey, and it suggests – at the very least somewhat – that we is likely to be in for extra of the beloved ship fight featured in Black Flag.
Image credit score: JeuxVideo-Live.
That’s hypothesis, nevertheless it’s additionally about all there may be to go on at this level – JeuxVideo-Live’s story didn’t disclose some other info, if there was any.
We would not get our hopes up for a very detailed reveal, nonetheless: it is uncertain that Odyssey will launch this 12 months. Comments from Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot strongly counsel the writer stays sceptical of annualised Assassin’s Creed releases, and can see out the 12 months with extra Assassin’s Creed Origins DLC. We’re guessing we’ll see extra of that at E3, with a cheeky sting confirming Odyssey for a 2019 launch, however exhibiting little or no of it.