E3 2018: First look at Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

When you're not out scaling building and leaping on enemies from above, it looks like you'll also be making choices in conversation that'll change the events of the game's story, along the lines of "Mass Effect".

One of the most famous examples of Ubisoft closing an E3 presentation with a surprise game announcement came in the form of Watch Dogs' announcement years ago.

We get it Sokrates, player choice matters.

Yesterday, Reddit user Frack-Reynolds noticed that Sony had accidentally dropped a description of Assassin's Creed Odyssey onto the PlayStation Store, revealing the protagonist is Spartan. The one played by Gerard Butler in 300. Expect Last of Us 2, Spider-Man and of course more from Hideo Kojima's perplexing Death Stranding.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: First Details Leaked via Playstation Store.

Assassin's Creed has to be the leakiest franchise in video game history, though considering that this next game looks to be as stunning as Origins, we won't complain. That's just one example of effect in this huge open-world game.

"It appears the game takes place during the War Peloponnesian, or about 431 - 404 BC", begins Kain.

One detail that wasn't shared during the release of the latest trailer was a release date, but there was some better news revealed than previous announcements might've led players to expect. You are a pirate captain who has refused the king's pardon and sailed from the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean, an untamed frontier full of lavish riches. But nothing comes close to the iconic Spartan kick. This is Sparta, after all.

Vanessa Coleman