Assassin's Creed Odyssey To Transport Gamers To Ancient Greece

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

The next installment in the Assassin's Creed franchise will be set in ancient Greece, as has been rumored for several months now. Ubisoft confirmed as much with a very short teaser video that it posted to social media. The incredibly short clip plays just long enough to see a character clad in ancient digs kicking another one off a cliff, a scene that is very much reminiscent of the infamous one in the move 300.

Beyond that, the only other thing the teaser reveals is that Ubisoft is planning a formal announcement at the upcoming E3 2018 expo that is scheduled to take place from June 12-14 in Los Angeles. The title frame lists the game's name, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, followed by "See you at E3."

Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed franchise spans 10 main installments, dating back to the original game released over a decade ago, in November 2007. The most recent title is Assassin's Creed Origins, which came out on October 27, 2017. As a whole, the franchise has seen a variety of settings and locations. However, it was the prospect of Assassin's Creed Odyssey being set in ancient Greece that drummed up excitement in recent months, and gamers will be getting their wish.

The official teaser comes after the same information was leaked on French gaming site JeuxVideo-Live, which also posted a picture of a collectible keychain revealing the game's name and location. While the details are not known, it's a safe bet that players will play the part of an assassin (duh), killing bad guys and wandering through what's said to be an open world.

According to Kotaku and its sources, Assassin's Creed Odyssey will play more like an RPG compared to Origins, similar in vein to The Witcher. The site's sources also said there will be dialog options on Assassin's Creed Odyssey, a first for the franchise, and that players will be able to select a male or female protaganist.