Watch 11 Minutes of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (VIDEO)
We are less than two months away from the launch of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the largest game in the franchise yet. As we approach the release date, we can expect Ubisoft to show off more of the fresh new changes to the AC universe. Four days ago, IGN posted a YouTube video containing eleven minutes of new footage.
The video shows Alexios, the game’s male playable character, embark on a mission for the doctor Hippocrates of Kos. The Father of Medicine will serve as one of the many historical figures players can meet throughout Greece. I would put money on hearing him recite the Hippocratic Oath for the first time ever.
The video takes us through a mission from start to finish. Alexios encounters Hippocrates treating a patient along with one of his students and asks for his help. Hippocrates, however, must rush to save the man and requests that Alexios find his lost notes. Naturally, they were stolen and are under heavy surveillance at a fort. Alexios sneaks his way into the base to recover the lost notes. Pretty standard Assassin’s Creed mission, though Ubisoft has promised more variety.
However, we do get to see some of what makes Assassin’s Creed Odyssey so different from its predecessors. A dialogue tree allows players to choose how they are perceived by the world’s NPCs. IGN chose to be a jerk to Hippocrates for being bald, because of course they did. At the mission’s climax, players have more choices to make. Do you force a doctor to abandon his patient to help Hippocrates? Or do you exercise patience and hope Hippocrates’ patient makes it through the night? Do you convince him to help with a bag of gold or a hook to the jaw? These choices clearly have a significant impact on this particular mission, and will likely affect how NPCs think of you throughout the game.
We also got a chance to see this game’s eyes in the sky, Ikaros, spotting some bad guys, which is always a treat. A quick look at the skill tree and a chained quartet of brutal assassinations helped add some flavor to the video. My excitement for this game continues to grow; only a new naval battle video would excite me more.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 5.
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Drew is a freelance writer for DFTG. He's the former Managing Editor of Haogamers and has been published in the Chicago Tribune and The Paragon Journal. He also edited the novel Three Brightnesses and Artist Journey: Rachta Lin (2016 and 2017 editions).