Ubisoft just put out a new gameplay trailer for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
As we’ve seen with other snippets of gameplay, mobility is chiefly important in this game. As players sail through this fictional take on the Peloponnesian War, they’ll have to contend with a lot of challenges both in and out of combat. Since you’ll be sailing around the known world, you’ll need to get your sea legs fairly quickly if you want to succeed.
Although you can make your time on the water easier by recruiting powerful crewmates and upgrading your ships, which will be an entire aspect of the game unto itself.
And of course, there’s plenty of piracy to be had. Players can sack and loot ships to their heart’s content in this game, although your other diplomatic efforts may take a hit if you’re too aggressive. But we’ll get to how the world is much more alive in a little bit. And if the naval elements don’t appeal to your play style, they can be mostly skipped and the game will play somewhat similarly as if you hadn’t, at least in terms of story.
But it’s not just all naval combat this time around. There’s also some teases about how quests and character interactions will work in-game. During a recent interview with Game Informer, Creative Director Jonathan Dumont had a fair bit to share with players about how the in-game world can be shaped by the player. The various warring nation-states are at your mercy, or dependent on you to survive. You can choose to either play as a savior or conquerer in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and your choices will have an impact on the world.
Remember how we mentioned that the game world is much more alive? Well, that means that the player will have to navigate a complex quagmire of nation-state conflict in order to survive and thrive in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
The world is a moving chessboard, with 28 city-states. Some are owned by Athens, some are owned by Sparta. We wanted you to be able to pick a side at any point, since you’re a mercenary in the game. Each nation, their resources, their power, their ability to wage war is shown to the player represented as a nation power gauge. The player will have in-game actions that they can perform that will weaken the state–killing soldiers, destroying their war supplies, stealing their national treasure and then ultimately killing their leader, which will make them the most vulnerable.
Check out the naval combat gameplay trailer down below. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 5th.
If you want more Assassin’s Creed Odyssey action, check out the land-based combat in a trailer. Or maybe yo want to learn more about the RPG-like story and the characters. You can learn more about the game over at the official site as well.