Days away from the release of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Ubisoft has released the official launch trailer for the action RPG. For previous trailers, Ubisoft either created two variations to highlight the game’s two protagonists–like the Gamescom cinematic trailer–or included both characters in one video. Not this time, though.
For the launch trailer, Ubisoft mostly focused on Alexios and his growth from a young child into a legendary Spartan warrior. The trailer flashes through the possible solutions that you’ll be able to use to resolve the conflicts you’ll face in Odyssey, such as using an arrow storm against approaching guards or showing compassion towards someone who’s emotionally struggling.
We’ve already played the opening eight hours of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. We enjoyed experimenting with all of the new combat abilities and exploring Odyssey’s vast open world. We were less impressed by the early examples of naval combat and thought the first romantic encounter in the game was a little creepy.
Like Assassin’s Creed Origins, Odyssey delves into the earliest conflicts between the individuals that would eventually inspire both the Templar Order and Assassin Brotherhood. For the first time in the franchise, you have the choice between two characters to play as, Alexios and Kassandra. No matter who you choose, you’ll be presented with the same overall story, dialogue choices, romantic options, and side quests. However, our time with the game has revealed that Alexios and Kassandra sometimes speak a little differently. Alexios, voiced by Michael Antonakos Alexios, is more gruff and to the point in his responses, while Kassandra, voiced by Melissanthu Mahut, speaks with a hint of playfulness.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey releases on October 5 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Ubisoft has announced episodic post-launch content will release next year, including missions where you’ll meet the first user of the hidden blade and uncover the mysterious behind the lost city of Atlantis.