Ubisoft have confirmed new game Assassin’s Creed Odyssey with a clip of a warrior kicking someone off a cliff, Spartan-style.
News of the title broke when a piece of merchandise was leaked – a keyring in the shape of a Corinthian helmet – revealing that the game would be set in ancient Greece, as well as indicating that this game would be connected to last year’s Egypt-set game, Assassin’s Creed Origins.
After realising that their secret was out, Ubisoft quickly got on top of the speculation, by releasing a brief clip on social media of a Greek warrior taking down an enemy by kicking them off a precipice. The caption read “see you at E3” which wasn’t a huge surprise, as fans learned weeks ago that Ubisoft would be unveiling their new Assassin’s Creed title at E3 2018, which takes place on 12th – 14th June.
See you at E3! pic.twitter.com/03NTPhCkCf
— Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) May 31, 2018
The game’s title is a nod to Homer’s The Odyssey, one of the most famous Greek epic poems, and it seems as though Odyssey will be set at around the same time as Origins. Assassin’s Creed Origins is set in the Ptolemaic era, when Egypt was under Greek rule, and the Greeks were the main antagonist of that game, meaning that if it’s not a direct continuation of protagonist Bayek’s story, he will no doubt make an appearance in Odyssey.
While the Assassin’s Creed franchise has had some weaker entries, Origins was praised by fans as a return to form for the eleven-year-old game franchise, likely due to the additional year it had in development. There’s no release date for Odyssey yet, but hopefully Ubisoft’s appearance at E3 will shed some light on the game’s details,