E3 2018: Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey Announced, Can Choose Character’s Gender

June 12, 2018

While we’ve been hearing rumblings and leaks for a while now, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was finally properly announced at Ubisoft’s E3 Conference, and as expected, it takes the series to Greece during the time of the Peloponnesian War.

One surprise announcement is that the game is completely playable with either a male or female character, selectable from the outset, rather than bouncing between characters as seen in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Assassin’s Creed Origins. Overall, as expected, the gameplay looks very similar to last year’s Egyptian-centric Origins as well.

The game also appears to take quite a bit of inspiration from the film 300, from the practice of Spartans throwing their unfit children off of cliffs, to the powerful kick your assassin character can unleash with the broken spear of Leonidas. Famous Greek characters such as Socrates can be encountered, and a new dialogue system allows you to select the best tact to take with characters, and even lie.

Check out the trailer and gameplay below! The game will be released on 5 October, 2018.