Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Release Date, Gameplay, Collector's Edition Pre-Order, Ancient Greece, Kassandra and Alexios - Everything We Know

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the next game in the historic franchise, and we've got all the information you need including release date, protagonist, collector's edition, gameplay, and more.

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey is all set to release later this year, bringing the action to Ancient Greece for the first time in the series, with brand new Assassin's Creed Odyssey characters Kassandra and Alexios. In this Assassin's Creed Odyssey everything we know guide, we'll be detailing everything you need to know about the upcoming game from Ubisoft so far, including the exact Assassin's Creed Odyssey release date, the Assassin's Creed Odyssey collector's edition and other special editions, as well as everything we learned from the lengthy AC Odyssey gameplay from E3 2018.

If you're playing previous Assassin's Creed games at the moment in preperation for Odyssey and you need a helping hand, head over to our Assassin’s Creed Origins guide hub. You’ll find out how to earn money and level up quickly, and how you can gain access to all the content in the Curse of the Pharaohs DLC expansion.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Release Date

AC Odyssey didn't get the reveal that Ubisoft had quite hoped for, as it was leaked through a keychain with merely a week to go until E3 2018. At Ubisoft's presentation at the event in LA later in June, the Assassin's Creed Odyssey release date was revealed to be October 5, 2018.

You can see the full box cover art for the standard edition of Assassin's Creed Odyssey just below. Check out the below section on the various special editions of the game, for a look at the cover art for different editions of Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

We assume this is the character of Alexios on the cover of AC Odyssey, and as we detail further down, you'll be able to choose between siblings Alexios and Kassandra at the beginning of the game. Thanks to a Reddit AMA with creative director Jonathan Dumont, we now know that all standard editions of Assassin's Creed Odyssey will feature a reversible cover, one with Alexios, and the other with Kassandra.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey E3 2018 Trailer

The trailer for Assassin's Creed Odyssey was unveiled at Ubisoft's E3 2018 presentation on June 11. It shows the story of Alexios, as he embarks on a journey against enemies around Greece.

The war between Sparta and Athens is going to play a central role in Assassin's Creed Odyssey. We're going to play the role of a simple mercenary in the game, and as Ubisoft announced on stage, this is definitely an RPG game.

In the full gameplay demo for Assassin's Creed Odyssey just above, we can see Kassandra taking a tour of Greece. The game looks visually stunning, with colors of ancient Greece popping off the screen at you as Kassandra ventured around an island.

AC Odyssey Hands-On Preview Impressions

During E3 2018, our sister site VG24/7 went hands-on with Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and Kirk McKeand sums it up as "it’s as if Origins and Black Flag had a baby, and that baby grew up to land a job at BioWare".

Although Odyssey provides you with a bunch of new tools, like being able to light your arrows in a flaming brazier, or kick enemies off a cliff, your crime is tracked. If you kill too many innocents or steal too much gold, a bounty will be placed on your head. You'll then be hunted down by a mercenary, and you can either pay off a fine, or fight them to the death.

The Adrestia is your ship, and you can upgrade the sails, hull, and rowing power of the boat. You can also recruit almost any character in the world to be a part of your crew, and Ubisoft even recorded a 16th century Spanish galleon to capture the sound of the vessel.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Setting

Ubisoft has confirmed that he game will be set in Ancient Greece, though further details are not currently known. Slightly before the Ubisoft E3 2018 presentation however, some new details were revealed about the Greek setting of the game, which you can see just below.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Screenshots

The following screenshots come courtesy of Gematsu, and were leaked online just ahead of Ubisoft's official E3 2018 showcase.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Main Characters

There were originally rumors that both Bayek and Aya would be returning in Assassin's Creed Odyssey, but not as playable characters. This was revealed by be true shortly before the Ubisoft E3 2018 showcase on June 11, where the playable characters of Alexios and Kassandra were revealed, and both have the same story in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

At the very beginning of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, we're going to have to choose which character we want to play as. The characters have the same storyline, and the blood of a Spartan hero runs in their blood.

But what about a canon character for Assassin's Creed Odyssey? In a recent Reddit AMA, creative director Jonathan Dumont said that Kassandra will be the canon character for the game. Answering the question of "would there be a canon character between Alexios and Kassandra, Dumont answered "Yes there will be a canon represented in the novel. It features Kassandra and her journey. But in the game you decide your path, there is no right or wrong way".

Assassin’s Creed Gameplay Details

Assassin’s Creed: Origins drastically changed the gameplay from what the series was used to up to that point. It added in a heavier emphasis on RPG elements and a more extensive gear management system. This is all set to continue in Assassin's Creed Odyssey, as Ubisoft continues to move into the established RPG territory.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey was originally leaked via this keyring spotted by Jeux Video

Outside of this, there'll be a big focus on naval combat in Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Alexios and Kassandra have a larger map to play with in Odyssey than Bayek had in Origins, and both characters have ties to the first civilisation.

Sokrates, of all people is going to be making an appearance in Assassin's Creed Odyssey. There will also be dialogue options in Assassin's Creed Odyssey, a first for a game in the storied franchise.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Pre-Orders

There are numerous versions of AC Odyssey releasing, and we've got pre-order info for the main four editions just below. First up are pre-order links for the standard edition of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, releasing on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Collector's Edition

Over on the official Ubisoft storefront, there have been various special editions of Assassin's Creed Odyssey revealed. The more expensive Spartan and Pantheon editions of the game will include the following:

  • Early access starting on October 2.
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Standard Edition and additional digital content including: the Deluxe Edition Pack, the Season Pass, which will give players access to all upcoming major expansions, plus the additional mission The Blind King.
  • By Ubicollectibles : The Spartan Leap statue (height 39.5cm) for the Spartan Edition, two statues forming The Nemesis Diorama (height 39cm, width 65cm) for the Pantheon Edition.
  • The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Steelbook™.
  • A 64-page art book featuring the original designs and concept art from the Ubisoft Quebec artists.
  • An exclusive lithograph by Hugo Puzzuoli from Ubisoft Quebec.
  • A printed version of the game’s hand-drawn world map.
  • The selected game soundtrack.

There's also the cheaper Assassin's Creed Odyssey Ultimate Edition, which features the following:

  • Play Early from 2nd October.
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey Game.
  • Season Pass.
  • Digital Deluxe pack.

This marks the conclusion of everything we know so far about Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Rest assured that should Ubisoft release any further details about the game, we'll be sure to post them right here, straight away.

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Comments 5

  • Avatar for docexe #1 docexe A month ago
    *Face-palm* I'm starting to hate leakers on principle. Seriously, how many leaks have there been on this freaking E3?
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  • Avatar for benjaminlu86 #2 benjaminlu86 A month ago
    @docexe What are leakers taking from you, personally? The "joy" of finding out about a release date when the marketing team wanted you to know it? A leak is a mild bummer for a hard-working marketing team that have to scramble to adjust, but that doesn't really affect you and insofar is advertising is evil, can we really say it's a tragedy when they can't optimally brainwash us?
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  • Avatar for docexe #3 docexe A month ago
    @benjaminlu86 Thanks for the strawman to my hyperbolic comment. =P

    But don't mind me, I'm just dismayed because the thing I find the most exciting of this trade show we have collectively deemed "the Mecca of gaming" is the chance to learn for the first time of new games.

    The excess of leaks this year has just made the whole thing less fun for me.
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  • Avatar for benjaminlu86 #4 benjaminlu86 A month ago
    @docexe I have a problem with people stanning for billion-dollar companies and people who believe billion-dollar companies need stans.
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  • Avatar for docexe #5 docexe A month ago
    @benjaminlu86 Fair enough. But my comment wasn’t done with the intention of “stanning for the sake of corporations”, even if admittedly, I made it in a very exaggerated and hyperbolic manner. I’m simply tired of people “spoiling the movie” (for lack of a better analogue).
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