E3 2018: Assassin's Creed Odyssey Introduces Twin Playable Spartans, Ancient Greece Setting

Make your way through ancient Greece as you take on the role of one of two playable protagonists. 

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Asssasin's Creed Odyssey got its first official reveal today during Ubisoft's E3 2018 conference, finally showing off what we've been waiting to hear more about ever since the game was initially leaked by an unassuming keychain. 

You can choose to play as one of two different characters, twins related to the warrior king Leonidas: Kassandra or Alexios. No matter which you choose, the game will feature the same playable story. As a part of a legendary bloodline, you'll grow up as a mercenary who explores the world on your own "odyssey," just as the title says.

There's so much more to do this time around, as the game adopts more pertinent RPG elements to create a title so much unlike the prior games in the series that it'll blow your mind. For one, there are various recruitable characters you can bring over to your cause, whether you're traveling by land or by sea.

Sailing will be an important part of the game, as you'll be granted your own vessel with which you can take to the seven seas. You can destroy others' ships as well, depending on what abilities you choose to utilize, but watch out -- your enemies' ships are also equipped with different abilities as well.

Our own Donovan Erskine was on hand to try out Assassin's Creed Odyssey while on the scene at E3 2018, and he came away from the title with some very positive impressions from his hands-on impressions piece.

"In terms of world traversal, Odyssey has a pretty cool trick up its sleeve. The naval system (introduced in Assassins Creed 3, popularized in Black Flag) makes its triumphant return. Players can recruit NPC’s to their crew, customize their ship (hull, weapons, sail, etc). Ubisoft also made sure to emphasize that a large majority of the NPC’s players meet can potentially be recruited to their crew."

Assassins Creed Odyssey releases on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 5, 2018.

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