Ubisoft will soon be back with a new game in the Assassin’s Creed series, apparently returning to yearly releases in the franchise. The game for this year was Odyssey, set in Ancient Greece and with plenty of similarities with Origins. Ubisoft had planned to make the big announcement during E3, but images of the game got leaked right before the official reveal.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey screenshots leaked before the reveal
In case you were dead curious about the latest Assassin’s Creed title, hackers made everything easier for you. Right before the official news on the game, dozens of images and screenshots went online, revealing a lot of interesting things about the title.
Odyssey is incredibly similar to Origins, the previous title. While the latter was based in ancient Egypt around 47 BC, Odyssey takes place in Ancient Greece. Judging from the images, the action of the new game might take place before that of Origins, but it’s still too early to say.
The action of the new game takes place before Origins
However, people noticed something truly interesting. The game might be part of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, but there’s no trace of any members of the brotherhood around. However, this is quite easy to explain.
Assassin’s Creed Origins, as its name suggests, was the story of the brotherhood of the Assassins. It presented its origins and how it came into being. However, it started without the brotherhood, and most of its action contained the elements that led to its founding. If Odyssey happens before that, it’s not hard to tell why there are no Assassins around.
In fact, we could have told this about Odyssey even before the leaks. We already knew when the brotherhood of the Assassins came into being. Therefore, this meant all the new games in the franchise would have no Assassins. This is a bit strange given our previous experience, but it’s definitely something interesting to try.
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