Ubisoft made the right call in 2016 to take Assassin’s Creed off its annual game release schedule. After taking the extra year to fix up Assassin’s Creed: Origins, the studio was rewarded with critical and commercial success. The highly polished entry into the series marked a return to form and many fans consider Origins to be the high point in the series. There has been speculation that Ubisoft may continue to release new Assassin’s Creed games every two years, but after Canadian Walmart decided to ruin E3 2018, there is belief that the franchise will be back in 2018. A new leak via licensed merchandise may give hints about what we can expect from the newest entry in the historical action franchise.
French video game news outlet JeuxVideo got the scoop and posted a photo of an Assassin’s Creed keychain featuring a Roman or Greek helmet. The keychain has the name Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey written on it, possibly revealing the name of the new game. A Greek or Roman setting would make lots of sense if this new game was a direct sequel to Origins. There were interactions with Julius Caesar in the main storyline of Origins and multiple mentions of events in Greece and Rome.
If the franchise will be getting a big release this holiday season, it is likely that it will make its official debut at E3 2018 in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned to Shacknews for more information as it develops.