While Assassin’s Creed Origins (read our full review) took us to Ancient Egypt, it’s starting to look like the next iteration of the series is headed to Ancient Greece with the aptly titled Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. This latest leak comes from a photo of a keychain rumoured to be heading to gaming stores ahead of E3.
UPDATED (06/01/2018): After yesterday’s leak, Ubisoft confirmed the next game will indeed be called Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
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The image, first shared on JeuxVideo-Live.com, shows a collectible helmet keychain with the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey logo above it. The keychain helmet is definitely identifiable as a spartan type helmet dating back to the days of Ancient Greece. Kotaku is also confirming the rumour based on some of their sources — some of who have played the upcoming game firsthand. Another source also sent Kotaku an image of the same keychain from a different angle.
Two of those sources confirmed that Odyssey will be out during Ubisoft’s 2019 fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2019. Although the previously-annualized series had skipped 2016 in the wake of 2014’s disappointing Assassin’s Creed: Unity, it’s likely that this one will be out this fall, returning to the yearly schedule for which the popular franchise has long been known.
Having skipped a year between games before releasing Origins, it’s hard to say if Odyssey will be released this year or in 2019. Also according to Kotaku, the game will add dialogue options, allow gamers to play as a male or female, and will feature new heroes and not be a continuation of Origins. Hopefully, Ubisoft will unveil the game officially at E3 2018 taking place in early June with confirmation or clarification of some of these rumoured details.Source: JeuxVideo-Live Via: Kotaku