Another year, another Assassin’s Creed game leak.
As spotted by French site JeuxVideoLive, an ancient Greek helmet keychain is marked with ‘Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey‘ branding, suggesting the name of an upcoming release in Ubisoft Montreal’s long-running action-adventure series.
Jason Schreier, a Kotaku reporter renowned in the gaming industry for getting reliable insider scoops, corroborated JeuxVideoLive‘s report, stating that Odyssey will be a sequel to last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins and will take place in Ancient Greece.
According to Schreier’s sources, Odyssey will add the series’ first-ever dialogue options, taking a cue from RPGs like Mass Effect and Fallout. As well, Schreier reports that Odyssey will let users play as a male or female protagonist, although these appear to be new heroes, not Bayek and Aya from Origins.
Finally, Schreier states that Odyssey is slated for release during Ubisoft’s 2019 fiscal year, which ends on March 31st, 2019.
The Assassin’s Creed series used to be on an annualized release schedule, but Ubisoft took a year off after October 2015’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate before launching Assassin’s Creed Origins in October 2017. According to Schreier, Odyssey will likely launch this fall, marking a return to the series’ yearly routine.
Interestingly, this is far from the first time an Assassin’s Creed game has been leaked. Almost every mainline game in the franchise has been prematurely revealed through merchandise, gameplay images or the like. Ubisoft hasn’t yet commented on the Odyssey reports, but given Schreier’s credibility and the franchise’s history of leaks, it’s likely that these latest rumblings will pan out.
In any case, Ubisoft will presumably reveal more about the next Assassin’s Creed game during its Electronics Entertainment Expo Presentation on June 11th.