Ubisoft reveals 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' ahead of E3

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey leaks: is this the sequel to Origins?

Unless Ubisoft breaks from tradition and waits until early next year to release it, chances are that we will see Odyssey at E3 2018 this year ahead of a fall 2018 launch. It turns out the Assassin's Creed title is indeed real, and Ubisoft has teased it with a five second trailer on Twitter. Anyone who primarily plays games on PC has a number of presentations to keep an eye on, including the PC Gaming Show as well as the big publisher conferences, all of which will likely reveal upcoming PC games.

What impact the aforementioned (and still only rumoured) dialogue choices will have on the overarching narrative in Assassin's Creed Odyssey is now unknown, but we can expect to learn a whole lot more during Ubisoft's E3 presser in Los Angeles on Monday 11th June.

A leak obtained by French video game news site JeuxVideoLive claims the next Assassin's Creed will be set in Greece and will be called Assassin's Creed Odyssey. The report didn't give us a name, but it talked about a Greek setting. The game will take place in Ancient Greece.

Others were rather amused by the news, with some Twitter users drawing parallels between the game title and Super Mario Odyssey that was released a year ago.

In addition to the title and the destination, Kotaku's sources also reveal that Odyssey will push Origins' added RPG elements even further, bringing dialogue options to the series for the first time, as well as allowing players to choose between a male and a female protagonist.

The game unfortunately won't feature Bayek or Aya as playable characters, and will instead introduce two new heroes.

According to Kotaku's sources, Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is a "drastic departure" for the series. If this is true, it means the series is going back to an annual schedule.

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