Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass Includes Remastered Assassin’s Creed III & Liberation; Reveals Post-Launch Content

Ubisoft reveals the details for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey post-launch contents and season pass.

2018-09-13

Season Pass (also included in Gold and Special Editions):

  • Two major post-launch story arcs
  • Assassin’s Creed III Remastered and post-launch content
  • Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered

Post-Launch Content:

  • Two major post-launch story arcs
    • First story arc: Legacy of the First Blade (launching December 2018)
      • ” introduces players to the first person to ever use the Hidden Blade, forever altering history”
      • 3 episodes released in the course over 6 weeks
    • Second story arc: The Fate of Atlantis (launching Spring 2019)
      • “set players against mythic creatures while they uncover the mysteries of the fabled sunken city of Atlantis”
      • 3 episodes released in the course over 6 weeks

Free Content:

  • “The Lost Tales of Greece” episodes
    • Will be released regularly between DLC episodes
  • Recurring in-game events
    • Daily and weekly events
    • Reward special currency to spend at the Oikos of the Olympians merchants
  • Discovery Tours

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is releasing worldwide on October 5, 2018 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Player Choice Matters in New Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Trailer

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has unveiled the latest trailer “Power of Choice” highlighting player choice.

Player Choice overview via Ubisoft

They say actions speak louder than words, but here, your choice in dialogue will shape the world around you. With multiple game endings and tons of dialogue choices, you’ll experience a living, dynamic world that constantly evolves and reacts to your every decision. So, choose your words wisely, because you never know what sort of consequences they may have down the line.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is launching to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 5th worldwide.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: The Hunt for Medusa Gameplay

Ubisoft released the gameplay for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: The Hunt for Medusa, the same gameplay that was shown at Gamescom 2018.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launches on October 5th for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

See high-level combat abilities in action as we explore new areas of Ancient Greece in the hunt for the sinister, snake-haired Medusa in the Gamescom demo of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Watch for tips on how to track her down and avoid being turned to stone when the game launches on October 5.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Devs Discuss Ancient Greece in “Behind the Odyssey”

Ubisoft uploaded “Ancient Greece”, the latest episode in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey‘s
“Behind the Odyssey” web-series. This week’s episode, the developers opened up about the “historically rich setting of Ancient Greece” and the relationship between the world and player.

Set in 431 BC, developers has the game set in the middle of the Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens who were the superpowers at the time. Peloponnesian War took place in the 5th century, a crucial moment in history for civilizations, marked by Ancient Greek historian Thucydides.

For an Assassin’s Creed game, this time period was deemed perfect because of conflict between of democracy and the tyranny and oligarchy, tradition and modernity, and religion and science.

Recreating Ancient Greece proved to be a challenge for the developers. Some cities lost most to all specific data. Mykonos was one of the cities that has no data remaining.

Developers noted the Greeks used “chaos” to build their cities because there was no urban planning like today’s societies have. The developers embraced the same chaos as the Greek when they were recreating the cities.

Mythology was important in Ancient Greece. It tied in every part of their lives: “their society, heir social behavior, their belief, their religious traditions”. Mythology was seen in the intricate details of their temples, and at the time, it was used as a political propaganda.

To bring historical characters to the game such as philosophers and heroes of Ancient Greeks, myths, and legends, developers have to look at historical documents, legends, myths, stories, what they represent, and the people they associate with.

For Socrates, the developers were fortunate to rely on Plato’s accounts. They were able to learn a lot from it about who Socrates was and how he annoyed people with his questions.

“Behind the Odyssey” is a web-series where Ubisoft developers shared features and elements fans will see in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.  “Ancient Greece” is the fourth episode. Previous, Ubisoft has released videos on Naval & Exploration, Combat Customization, and RPG Mechanics. Also, Ubisoft has released a trailer featuring Ancient Athens.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is launching worldwide on October 5 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Ubisoft Announces Line-Up and Stream Schedule for PAX West

Ubisoft announced the playable line-up and stream schedule for PAX West 2018.

Fans can look forward for these playable titles:

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  • Far Cry 5: Dead Living Zombies
  • For Honor Marching Fire
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Brawlhalla (available at the Blue Mammoth Games booth)

PAX West attendees will receive in-game rewards via Ubisoft Club after playing the demos at the Ubisoft booth.

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On September 1 and 2, Ubisoft will be streaming gameplay and interviews on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Live, and Mixer.

PAX West is being held from August 31 to September, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.

No New Assassin’s Creed Title or Spin-Off For 2019

Ubisoft revealed at Gamescom 2018 that there will no new Assassin’s Creed title or spin-off in 2019, Gamespot reported.

CEO Yves Guillemot cleared up why Ubisoft have no new Assassin’s Creed title to release in 2019, after Assassin’s Creed Origins in 2017 and the latest title, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, this coming October.

“On Assassin’s, we had a game [in 2018] and we have one this year, but we are not going to have a full-fledged Assassin’s next year,” said Guillemot. “It’s just because the team were working separately, so we have two games now, one year after the other. But next year you’re not going to have a fully fledged one.”

Guillemot went on to confirmed that no spin-off or smaller title for the Assassin’s Creed series would release in 2019.

“What you’ll have is lots of content coming on [Assassin’s Creed Odyssey]. The team really want to give, on a regular basis, some new possibilities for play, so when you get [Odyssey] this year, you’re going to get in for a couple of years, actually.”

This isn’t the first time the Assassin’s Creed series took a break from the yearly launch schedule. Ubisoft took a break between Assassin’s Creed Syndicate in 2015 and Origins in 2017 (however, spin-off Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India and Russia was released in 2016).

Guillemot spoke the breaks are “ultimately worth it” for both the fan community and the development teams.

“[The time] gave the team the possibility to really bring what they wanted to. The community has been responding very well to it and when I see what we are bringing with Odyssey I know that the community that got back in with Origins will be amazed.”

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the latest entry in the series to come to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 5th.

The Settlers (2019) Announced For PC in Fall 2019

A announcement trailer for The Settlers (2019) has been released by Ubisoft. This will be the newest entry of The Settlers and will be released Fall 2019 on PC.

Game Features via Ubisoft

25 years after the debut of The Settlers, the legendary build-up strategy series returns to Windows PC, under the leadership of Volker Wertich, the inventor of the series. The Settlers allows players to explore, conquer, and settle new islands in a medieval fantasy world.

BRAND REBOOT
The Settlers combines a fresh take on the familiar gameplay mechanics of the series with new features like a new food system and a motivational meta-game to create a unique game experience. The campaign and optional side missions can be played either solo or co-operative.

ONLINE MULTIPLAYER
Various online multiplayer modes offer thrilling skirmishes between players for long-lasting fun.

A WHOLE NEW WORLD
Never before has The Settlers been so lively, rich in details and have such emotional storylines. Watch as thousands of settlers live their lives and complete their daily work, with every step of the production chain and every single good visualized.

STATE-OF-THE-ART GRAPHICS
Powered by Ubisoft’s proprietary Snowdrop engine, The Settlers sets a new visual benchmark in the build-up strategy genre.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Gamescom Trailer; New Screenshots

Ubisoft released a new gameplay trailer for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 for Gamescom. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is set to release on March 15, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

About Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 via Ubisoft

Seven months have passed since a deadly virus hit New York City and the rest of the world, crippling the population. When the virus hit, The Division, a unit of civilian sleeper agents, was activated as the last line of defense. Since then, Division agents have been fighting relentlessly to save what remains.

Key Features

A TRANSFORMED WASHINGTON, D.C.
In the wake of the virus, storms, flooding, and subsequent chaos have radically transformed Washington, D.C. Explore a living open world full of diverse environments, from flooded urban areas to historic sites and landmarks, during one of the hottest summers in history. The streets have been overrun with enemy factions, each with its own agenda and each vying for control of DC. It will be up to you to liberate the city and protect what remains of society.

BEST-IN-CLASS ENDGAME EXPERIENCE
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 was built with an “endgame-first” mentality, ensuring players always have access to fresh, unique, and diverse activities long after completing the main campaign. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2’s endgame will introduce brand new challenges and progression systems, unique twists and surprises, and for the first time, raids. Players will also be able to access a wealth of post-launch content, including a full year of free additional story-driven missions, map expansions, and gameplay modes.

REVAMPED PLAYER PROGRESSION AND NEW SPECIALIZATIONS
After completing the main campaign, gain access to new specializations such as demolitionist, sharpshooter, and survivalist. Each specialization will open up an entire new progression system with new skills, mods, and unique talents to acquire and maximize your agent efficiency in your chosen role.

DYNAMIC LIVING WORLD
Civilians and enemy factions are constantly striving to survive, vying for necessities such as food, medicine, and ammunition. As the factions face off against each other in a ravaged DC, they will fight to seize control of resources and locations – and for their very survival. The various needs and motivations from each faction will collide, triggering different encounters between enemy and friendly factions, civilians, and ultimately you as an Agent, creating a dynamic living world full of surprises.

UNITE THE CIVILIANS
Civilians have banded together in settlements to rebuild their society, but their very existence is threatened. Work closely with them to keep them safe and in turn, they will come to your aid and provide supplies and assistance to build up your base of operations, giving a deeper meaning to the people and the world around you.

A RENEWED DARK ZONE EXPERIENCE
The Dark Zone is an untamed area of the map with some of the best loot in the game. The Dark Zone is also the most dangerous area in the game, where fear, betrayal, and tension are high, as any other agent can turn against you and steal your hard-earned loot. In Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, this playground was designed to provide a fair and exciting experience to all players, regardless of their level of progression.

Gamescom 2018: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Gets Two New Character Cinematic Trailers

With Gamescom 2018 currently underway, Ubisoft has released two cinematic trailers for both the male and female protagonists of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, alongside a batch of new screenshots.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be released on October 5th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Alexios Cinematic Trailer

Kassandra Cinematic Trailer