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Assassin's Creed Odyssey Set in Ancient Greece Confirmed for E3 [Update]

The next Assassin's Creed might have been leaked by a keychain?

News by Matt Kim, .

Update: Ubisoft has confirmed Assassin's Creed Odyssey on Twitter today after this morning's leak. The company posted a short video of what looks like a Spartan soldier kicking someone off a cliff (similar to the famous scene in the film 300). Ubisoft also confirmed the game will be at E3. We will have more details about the game for you by then.

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A French video game website seemingly leaked the next Assassin's Creed game from Ubisoft thanks to a photo the site obtained of what looks like official merchandise related to the game. The new franchise sequel will apparently be called Assassin's Creed Odyssey and will be a sequel to Assassin's Creed Origins starring Bayek.

Translating the text from French website Jeuxvideo-live, the site claims the information comes from a leaker named Articblue, who's had reliable information in the past, as well as information obtained by the site's own editors. The site claims that Odyssey is a "sequel" to Assassin's Creed Origins set in ancient Greece, with Bayek reprising his role as the lead hero. This means Bayek joins Ezio as a recurring hero in the Assassin's Creed franchise.

Jeuxvideo-live even included a photo of a keychain with a Spartan Helmet dongle with the game's name and logo on the packaging.

Source: Jeuxvideo-live

Rumors of the next Assassin Creed's Ancient Greece setting have been swirling around for some time, and while there's still no official confirmation from Ubisoft, the news today tracks with the recent rumors. We expect Ubisoft will announce or tease the next Assassin's Creed game at its press conference at E3 this year. You can check out our full E3 2018 press conference guide for the complete E3 schedule.

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  • Avatar for Number1Laing #1 Number1Laing 5 months ago
    That's interesting. By Bayek's time, Greece was dominant culturally but more or less irrelevant otherwise. Even the imagery of the Spartan helmet in that keychain points to greatness that was ~300 years gone by the time period of Origins.

    One would think they would have a direct sequel to go to Italy.
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  • Avatar for Roto13 #2 Roto13 5 months ago
    @Number1Laing I don't know if we need a third Assassin's Creed set in Italy, even in a different era.
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  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest #3 donkeyintheforest 5 months ago
    if it is like the actual Odyssey, than this has become my #1 looked forward to game. Can't wait to sail the Mediterranean fighting monsters and reflect upon the rosy fingered dawn
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  • Avatar for riderkicker #4 riderkicker 5 months ago
    Just waiting for the entire Oedipus Rex saga, including Antigone, to be made into a video game.
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  • Avatar for riderkicker #5 riderkicker 5 months ago
    @donkeyintheforest It would have to be one hell of an open world game, and some parts would have to be excised bc Odysseus does some pretty f-ed up things. Tho you may get a trophy if you managed to save one dude from your crew.
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  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest #6 donkeyintheforest 5 months ago
    @riderkicker haha for sure; it could avoid some of the f'd up stuff by allowing you to play as someone other than Odysseus but still be going island to island and fighting cyclopsi or whatever

    and it would be really cool if they followed in the Odyssey videogame tradition; ie instead of killing guys when you stab them, you become them!

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  • Avatar for VotesForCows #7 VotesForCows 5 months ago
    @donkeyintheforest And making lots of dudes bite the dust of course.
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  • Avatar for VotesForCows #8 VotesForCows 5 months ago
    I'm interested in this game, but past experience shows that I'll only buy an Assassins Creed game at less than £10, so I look forward to playing it in 2020!
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  • Avatar for Wellman2nd #9 Wellman2nd 5 months ago
    You know at some point, these leaks have got to stop... it will suck if ALL the surprise announcements are done so anticlimactically before the event even got started.
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  • Avatar for Drachmalius #10 Drachmalius 5 months ago
    Wish this hadn't been leaked. I've been wanting an AC game set in Greece since the start of the series, and would've loved the reveal to be a surprise during e3. But I'm still very happy they are doing this.
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  • Avatar for docexe #11 docexe 5 months ago
    @Wellman2nd Yeah, the number of games that have been leaked in recent months, with publishers having to confirm them shortly afterwards is pretty astonishing.

    Makes me wonder if there will be any genuinely new or shocking announcement by the time E3 rolls.
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  • Avatar for The-Challenger #12 The-Challenger 5 months ago
    @Wellman2nd Maybe next year. In the meantime, enjoy the leaks.
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  • Avatar for Roto13 #13 Roto13 5 months ago
    Leaks are good. Marketing is bad. The less control publishers have over how their news is presented to you, the better.
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