Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

E3 2018: This. Is. Sparta! - Hands-On with Assassin's Creed Odyssey

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Though that, of course, is one of the highest compliments when it comes to narrative-heavy RPGs, so if this new direction for the Assassin's Creed game narrative is even a little like BioWare, we're all for it. From the moment the doors bust open with a rousing performance for Just Dance 2019, Ubisoft was unrelenting with a host of deep dives into their growing library of well established franchises.

Fans who are low on time or just wanted to skip the talking and get straight to gameplay footage and trailers can check out all of our coverage from the event below.

Ubisoft confirmed that Assassin's Creed Odyssey would be launching on October 5, 2018, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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The company therefore needed a stellar showcase of games at E3 to "restore industry and player confidence in the brand", the website argues.

Although Odyssey does have a main campaign and storyline, Ubisoft has gone to great lengths to increase the RPG elements of the game to extents never seen before in Assassin's Creed, which includes branching quests and multiple possible endings.

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The upcoming game will also feature dialogue choice options that decide how the story will pan out. Furthermore, a new 4v4 multiplayer mode has been announced called Breach which also got its own trailer. You can be either Alexios or Kassandra. The game features everything from the "snowy mountain peaks" to the "depths of the Aegean Sea", according to Ubisoft, which says it set the game during Greece's Golden Age.

Last but absolutely not least, the stage moved to Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

A large crew is on board the ship and we get to see some of the UI being teased, which seems to look similar to an MMO style system. This is good though as both its graphics and gameplay as well as its soundtrack look promising.

In true Assassin's Creed tradition, much of this information leaked prior to its E3 demonstration.

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