Ubisoft has announced that New Game Plus is coming to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The mode is scheduled to release before the end of February, but an exact date hasn’t been revealed yet.
The announcement was made via a tweet on Assassin’s Creed’s Twitter account. The tweet is fairly vague, so any information on how New Game Plus might work–such as whether you’ll be able to restart as the protagonist you didn’t play as or whether you’ll keep all your ship lieutenants you recruited through story missions–has not been revealed. However, another follow-up tweet revealed that more information about New Game Plus will be coming next week.
Next month, the remastered edition of Assassin’s Creed III launches for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on March 29. The game includes a remastered version of Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD as well, and includes all the DLC for both–such as the three-part Tyranny of King Washington expansion. Both titles will feature 4K HDR support, and on PC, Xbox One X, and PS4 Pro, the games will play with “higher resolution textures, a new graphics engine, and several other graphical enhancements.” You can buy this collection standalone, but it also comes included in the season pass for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
The third and final episode of the first major story expansion for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, titled The First Blade, is also scheduled to release in the coming months. The First Blade continued Kassandra/Alexios’ story, telling of how they met Darius, the first known individual to wield the Assassin’s iconic hidden blade. The second episode of The First Blade, called Shadow Heritage, drew controversy when it ended with Kassandra/Alexios forced into a heterosexual relationship with Darius’ child.
In our Assassin’s Creed Odyssey review, Alessandro Fillari gave the game an 8/10, writing, “While its large-scale campaign–clocking in at over 50 hours–can occasionally be tiresome, and some features don’t quite make the impact they should, Odyssey makes great strides in its massive and dynamic world, and it’s a joy to venture out and leave your mark on its ever-changing setting.”