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E3 2018: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Release on October 5th, Is a Proper RPG

This year’s E3 has thrown us a few surprises, though most were leaked well before any company men actually got on-stage. One of which was Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which was leaked well before E3.

Ubisoft showed off the latest entry in the stabby-stabby-kill franchise at this year’s E3, and also announced a surprise release date: October 5th, 2018. Yes, it’s coming this year, and in less than five months. Quick turnaround, no?

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is set in ancient Greece and you’ll be able to choose your own character. There’s no character creation tool, though, but you’ll have the choice between playing as a male and female character. You’ll also have more choices when it comes to gameplay, as well as how you interact with characters within the game’s expansive world. Dialog options are now a thing and they’ll directly influence side-quests and such. Basically, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a full-on RPG now. Get used to sitting in menus looking at stats for weapons…

Strangely, though, we’ve yet to actually hear the word “assassin” in the latest game, and it was notably absent from Origins. If I’m being quite honest, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey looks to be an Assassin’s Creed game in name alone. It seems like another Black Flag situation where Ubisoft has just slapped the Assassin’s Creed name on another open-world game. We’ll see how it pans out later this year.

There’s a decent chunk of gameplay up above with some developer commentary, but if you’re looking to play Odyssey completely fresh, you may want to avoid it.

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