The next Assassin's Creed game will be called Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. It will be set in ancient Greece and serves as the sequel to last year's excellent Assassin's Creed: Origins. No, this is not a hybrid Nintendo-Ubisoft game like Mario Rabbids, even if Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is awfully reminiscent of Super Mario Odyssey. We actually don't know much about the game, though I suspect it will carry over many of the big changes we saw in Origins. Here's the super short teaser that Ubisoft posted: The reveal follows a very peculiar leak, which is pretty much par for the course when it comes to this franchise.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is real, y'all. Ubisoft officially revealed the next game in the Assassin's Creed series in a tweet Thursday after an early leak revealed its name and logo ahead of E3. Based on the logo and short clip, Assassin's Creed Odyssey appears that it will be taking place in ancient Greece. The clip is incredibly short and features one guy punting another guy off a cliff in the style of King Leonidas in the movie 300. If the Spartan helmet in the logo didn't make it clear enough that this game is set in ancient Greece, surely that kick cements it.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey screenshots have leaked online prior to Ubisoft's big reveal. Screenshots for Assassin's Creed Odyssey have leaked online prior to Ubisoft's big reveal this afternoon. The game, which is set in ancient Greece, looks remarkably similar to last year's Assassins Creed Origins, which was set in ancient Egypt around 47 BC. Judging by these screenshots, this game takes place much earlier, making it a prequel to the Assassins' origin story. There's a bit of evidence for this in the screens, though we're left with questions.
In the absence of trade shows and other physical preview events, publishers are getting creative with their video game marketing. Today, Ubisoft casually launched a livestream that will reveal the setting of the next Assassin's Creed game. But here's the wild part: instead of a simple countdown, Ubisoft is broadcasting an artist working in Adobe Photoshop. At the time of writing, the canvas shows a mysterious silhouette of a powerful figure (the next game's protagonist, presumably) in front of a split background that contains icy waters and luscious fields. Will it end with some kind of trailer, or a finished poster?
Starting today through to May 21st, the standalone versions of Ubisoft's Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece and Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt are free to download on PC as part of the company's Play Your Part, Play at Home campaign to help teachers and students during the coronavirus pandemic. They allow you to explore Assassin's Creed Origins and Odyssey's game worlds without worrying about combat or mission objectives. Along the way, they'll teach you about the historical periods they take place in. In the example of the Ancient Egypt experience, you'll learn more about what life was like in along the Nile delta during the waning years of the Ptolemaic dynasty. The company worked with professional historians to create the experiences and incorporated a variety of primary sources like archival photos into each tour.