Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a Straight-Up "Epic RPG Experience" Now as Ubisoft Reveals Release Date

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a Straight-Up "Epic RPG Experience" Now as Ubisoft Reveals Release Date

Going full Witcher.

Assassin's Creed Origins bore more than a few similarities to Witcher 3. With Assassin's Creed Odyssey, which Ubisoft showed for the first time at E3 2018, Ubisoft is now just straight-up calling the series an RPG.

The transition to "roleplaying genre" brings with it multiplayer protagonists—Alexios and Kassandra—as well as dialogue choices. "Assassin's Creed Odyssey is more than an adventure. It truly is a roleplaying journey," creative director Jonathan Dumont said.

As expected, it will be set during the Peloponnesia War, building on the changes introduced in the well-received Assassin's Creed Origins. Notably, it's a prequel set 400 years before Origins, so the main characters aren't actually assassins. This is seemingly how it all begins.

In addition to the trailer, Ubisoft showed a lengthy gameplay sequence featuring Kassandra. You can watch it here.

This being the Peloponnesian War, expect lots of references to movies like 300. Xerxes, leader of the Persian Empire, will no doubt be one of the story's main villains.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey will be out October 5, putting it head-to-head with Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2. Lots of luck to Ubisoft in that release slot.

Stay tuned as for recap of Ubisoft's press conference. You can find all of our E3 2018 coverage here.

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Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).

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