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01st Jun 2018

The new Assassin’s Creed has been announced, and it is set in an all-new time period

After travelling to Egypt, the setting for the next Assassin's Creed has been revealed.

Wil Jones

After travelling to Egypt, the setting for the next Assassin’s Creed has been revealed

Last year, the long-running Assassin’s Creed franchise got a full over-haul with the release of Assassin’s Creed Origins. After a series of progressively less-interesting yearly instalments that did little to push the series forward, Origins finally gave the game the full-on reboot it deserved. Ok, story-wise, it was just a prequel, not actually a reboot, but the game mechanics were completely redesigned and it made the stealth series a major player again.

Ahead of E3, the setting of the next Assassin’s Creed  game appeared to leak. A image of a promotional keyring appeared online, which suggested that the game was called Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and has a very Greek-looking helmet.

And now, Ubisoft have confirmed it. They released this tiny trailer:

Ok, that is incredibly short, but the full reveal will be at E3. But if confirms both the title, and basically confirms the ancient Greek setting.

And if that dude getting kicked off cliff seems recognisable, it is because it is basically just that bit from 300.

That helmet also looks a lot like that of the real life Leonidas I, who Gerard Butler plays a fictionalised version of in 300.

And yes, calling the game ‘Odyssey’ did make us think of this: