Ubisoft releases a new launch trailer for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey featuring plenty of combat and majestic scenery, while also emphasizing the impact of player choice that they will make. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is just a week and a half away releasing on October 5th, 2018 for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.
The two minute trailer shows a lot in a short video, from beautiful landscape, combat abilities for both melee and ranged weapons. The trailer also features a narration for the plot story that players will experience in the gameplay.
This latest installment in the Assassins’s Creed series is set in the Ancient Greece of the 5th century BC. The region is in a war between Sparta and Athens as the player will inhabit the role of a Spartan mercenary sentenced to death by their family.
The trailer also reveals that the player hails from the bloodline of Leonidas, going far as to showing flashbacks to the Battle of the 300, which was famously immortalized by the popular 300 film by Zack Snyder. It is very obvious that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is inspired by that film in both the terms of visual style and blood volume.
The trailer also shows that players will be given a choice to choose between two characters, Alexios is the male character, while Kassandra is the female character. Both the characters end up as mercenaries and players are also allowed to choose any side who are involved in a conflict; Athens or Sparta.
The biggest new feature that is the branching path that allows payers to carve their own path with their own decisions. This is the first time a feature like this has come to the series. Elaborating on the subject, Marc-Alexis Côté in an interview to VG247 said,
When we started building Odyssey – I’ve been working on the franchise for what feels like most of my career now – one of the things that I’ve always felt that we’ve lacked – not to pass judgment on our past games which I’ve been a part of – we’ve lacked agency in these games.
Depending on what you answer, it may lead to an entire quest line down the road. We’ve taken the approach where we don’t tell you you’re about to make an important choice. We tell you at the beginning to be careful about the choices you make because they may have – we don’t promise anything – an impact.
We try to keep this very blurry so players are always looking for the consequences of the actions they’ve taken.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is coming out on October 5th, 2018 for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC the game will also feature a 3-day early access by pre-ordering the game.
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