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One day, Ubisoft will be able to reveal a new Assassin's Creed to us as a genuine surprise. Today is not that day. Assassin's Creed Odyssey is real, Ubisoft has confirmed. It's set in Ancient Greece, it's going to be at E3 2018, and you kick a man off a mountain. 'Nuff said.

Ancient Greece seems like a logical fit for the Assassin's Creed series, and presumably, this is going to somehow tie in with the events of AC: Origins. Greece is a nation which consists of a few hundred islands, which would make it the ideal place locale to refocus on the naval aspect of the Assassin's Creed series. Think Black Flag but fewer pirates, more grape peeling.

Aside from that briefest of teaser snippets, that's all we've got. All will surely be revealed come Monday, June 11th at 1pm PT / 4pm ET / 9pm BST. You'll be able to tune in live here on GD.

Original Story: 31-May-2018 - Assassin's Creed Odyssey Leaked - Set in Ancient Greece

Over on French gaming site Jeux Video they’ve got a rather spectacular scoop - Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the next game in the long-running Assassin’s Creed series. Grab that pinch of salt and let’s begin.

The information in question comes from one of the members of its own editorial team, and they seem confident this is watertight. Arctic Blue got his hands on the first promotional material for the announced Assassin’s Creed game. It’s a warrior-themed keychain with the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey logo sitting at the top of the packaging. Ubisoft's leaks just get dafter every year.

Along with the name, it also features the helmet of what appears to be a Spartan warrior. These fearsome warriors were recognised as the Greek forces’ strongest asset, and Jeux Video believes this hints at AC: Odyssey being set in Ancient Greece.

While we’re inclined to agree that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is set in Ancient Greece, the Spartan idea doesn’t align with Assassin’s Creed Origins. AC: Origins is set in Egypt during the Ptolemaic period, around 47 BC to be precise. It’s about the formation of the Brotherhood of Assassins, which logically means no Assassin’s Creed game will be set before it. Meanwhile, it’s generally accepted that Ancient Sparta collapsed around 362 BC, over 300 years before the events of Assassin’s Creed Origins.

It very much does look like a Greek helmet though, and this could tie into earlier leaks that suggested the next Assassin’s Creed would be set in Ancient Greece during the Flavian dynasty, which stretched from 69 to 96 AD.

If this leak is real, and it’s sounding as if it is, then Assassin’s Creed Odyssey would be the unannounced AAA franchise title due to launch in Holiday 2018. So much for taking a break to focus on AC: Origins content, we’re back on the yearly schedule.

How would you feel about a new Assassin's Creed set in Ancient Greece? Is it a bad move to go back to annual releases? Let us know!

Source: Jeux Video