With the launch of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey just around corner, here is our guide to some of the new features of the upcoming instalment and what you might want to know before you pick up your copy of the game on October 5th.

What Side Are You On?

Players will have choice in dialogue. Source: Ubisoft.com

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey will introduce choices in dialogue where you, the player, can choose what approach to take in conversations throughout the campaign. This will impact what characters you align with and the approach that you take throughout the game.

These choices that you make will be responsible for positive and negative relationships that can be formed throughout the game and will, ultimately, impact the way that the story unfolds – And yes, choices will have consequences.

Choose Your Character

Play as either Alexios or Kassandra. Source: Ubisoft.com

Following in the footsteps of many other progressive titles of 2018 that offer choice in regard to the gender of the protagonist, you will be able to choose to play as either Alexios or Kassandra.

There will be a difference in the starting weapon of these characters, but will reportedly share the same story and origin.

Naval Combat is Back

Ships and naval combat will be a feature of the game. Source: Ubisoft.com

With the game taking place in Greece during the Peloponnesian War, the map is set to feature a lot of islands, meaning that the option to use a ship as a mode of transport will return in Odyssey. With that, just like in Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, naval combat will return.

This isn’t the only new form of combat in the game with many new combat abilities from melee to ranged attacks and, of course, a highly anticipated ‘Sparta kick’ to spice up your combat.

Battles are Bigger and Better

Ubisoft’s promotional image for ‘conquest battles’. Source: Ubisoft.com

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey will introduce something called ‘Conquest Battles’. This means that battles in the game will be much bigger than what you might have seen before as you choose your alignment in the war between Sparta and Athens.

These battles will apparently be as large-scale as 150 v. 150 battles, but not everyone is happy about the idea of repetitive combat on such a massive scale, with some fans already predicting that they will be bored of this ‘tiring’ mode of gameplay.

With these being some of the biggest features of the upcoming instalment of the Assassin’s Creed series, Odyssey is right around the corner for those eager to see these new features, and more, for themselves.

With the release date for Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey right around the corner, you will be able to get your hands on this game in just a few days time when it is released on October 5th. Until then, check out the launch trailer that dropped yesterday and let us know what you’re most excited to see in Odyssey. 

 

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