In a recent interview with the Creative Director of Assassin’s Creed OdysseyJoathan Dumont, have been revealed new details about the game.
Varied loves… and dresses
In the part of RomanceUbisoft has made it clear that they will leave it to the player’s choice. If the player chooses Kassandra as the main protagonist, they will be free to have an affair with a woman or with a man. The relationships that will emerge from these choices will be profound.
There will be many different character romance opportunities throughout your journey, which you can opt out of at any time. Romance plays as big a role in the choices during your odyssey as other decisions.
As for “romance scenes,” Dumont has said that success in this regard is entirely dependent on how good the player is at starting a romance with a character. However, he has clarified that this time the lovers will appear fully clothed.
There will be ships, but they are not the main thing
On the gameplay side, the naval warfare is not as robust as in Black Flag. Progress in the game will unlock weapon and ship upgrades. The same can be said for cosmetic customization options.
What’s more, recruiting new members will add “specific advantages to your ship.” However, recruitment will not only benefit ship combat. Similarly to the Brotherhood of Brotherhood, recruitments help with ground combat and can act as a distraction for enemy NPCs.
For naval combat itself, Dumont explains:
Ships and boats have a strong place in our game, but they are less of a main element than in Black Flag. The gameplay is also different from BF as we have a more accessible and arcadey approach, focusing on immediate fun. We’re true to the era, so no cannons, but arrows, javelins, and more emphasis on fun. Nothing better than splitting a ship in half to see its crew devoured by sharks! But of course there is also a progression and a recruiting team for players who want to dig deeper.
Gameplay true to the story and different endings
Another interesting fact reveals news about the versatility in combat. When asked if there are any shields in the game, Dumont said:
Yes, the Spartans used shields, but our hero is a mercenary, not a Spartan soldier. Our gameplay is much more versatile than in Origins and the shield didn’t suit it, so we replaced it with dodge, roll and parry mechanics.
The parry mechanic gives a bit more of AC’s old-school fighting feel to fighting matches, while also retaining the Origins fighting mechanics. I can’t speak to the future of the franchise for social stealth and parkour.
Dumont has also advanced on the function of dialogue branching and how it affects the entire game.
Yes . As for how dialogue choice will affect the endings of the game, we don’t want to give too much away, players will experience it for themselves. But your actions and choices will lead to different endings. It also applies to other missions!
Odyssey is a full-fledged AC
Although perhaps the most fascinating response from the Creative Director is found in his response to what makes Odyssey an Assassin’s Creed title:
It is absolutely an AC game. AC games are about experiencing a key moment in history, a place and time that hosted great historical events. In AC Odyssey, players will visit Ancient Greece during the Polynesian War, meeting historical figures like Socrates and Hippocrates. With our new dialogue system, players will be able to really interact with the story, which is something we’re very excited about. So get ready to debate with Socrates!
From a popular perspective, we want to tell the story of how the earliest artifacts of civilization created what would become the Templars vs. Assassins story, which took place long before the Brotherhood.
Also, AC Odyssey is a continuation of Layla’s modern story, so players will pick up right after Origins.
Cover according to our protagonist
Dumont has also revealed that since we will be able to choose between two protagonists at the start of the game, the game cover will be reversible. Thus, whether we choose Kassandra or Alexios for our adventure, we can put the matching cover.
Although Dumont would have loved to bring it along to show off at the interview, unfortunately she wasn’t ready. So we will have to wait for a few more adjustments to be able to enjoy this reversible cover.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 5. To learn more about him, don’t miss an extensive gameplay, the first details and screenshots, the different special editions and a free theme for PS4 that you can download right now.
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