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Assassin’s Creed is Heading to Greece This Year (UPDATED)

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Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

UPDATE: The Assassin’s Creed Twitter page has confirmed the existence of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, strongly hinting at a Greek setting. More information will be available at E3 later this month.


 

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After months of rumors, a new key chain seems to have confirmed the identity of the next Assassin’s Creed

Articblue, an insider for French gaming site JeuxVideo-Live, appears to have have lent credence to earlier leaks claiming Ancient Greece as the game’s setting by providing images of an unreleased Spartan Helmet key chain featuring the title of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey at the top.

Kotaku claims to have confirmed the leak through its own insiders, along with insight that Odyssey will be a “sequel” to last years installment, Origins. More information has also been shared, stating that the newest entry will neither reiterate the gameplay of last year’s Origins nor go back to the original style, instead incorporating further RPG elements with dialogue choices. Kotaku continues with more information stating that the game will release during Ubisoft’s 2019 fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2019. If true, this latter piece of information would make Odyssey the “unannounced franchise title” alluded to in Ubisoft’s latest fiscal report.

The word odyssey means “epic journey,” and is derived from Homer’s The Odyssey—one of the stories that make up the author’s epic poems. The tale told the story of Odysseus traveling for 10 years to return to his kingdom of Ithaca after losing the city of Troy during the Trojan War. The story is well known for being non-linear, with a plot that strongly influenced by the women and slaves featured. 

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E3 2018

Konami Willing to Make More Remasters

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Konami has said that it is willing to remaster more games if fans ask for them.

During an IGN interview at E3 about Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars, Konami brand manager Benjamin Kinney expressed the company’s willingness to produce more remasters:

“Eventually if you’re loud enough and you speak with one voice, anything is possible.”

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars is a remastered version of the PlayStation 2 game featuring a new VR mode, coming to PC and PlayStation 4. The title was initially announced at Sony’s Tokyo Games Show in 2017.

The remaster will come native at 4K with recreated textures, updated particle effects, and new control schemes to name just a few of the many improvements across the game. The title also includes a new Very Easy mode so players can experience the story.

The most notable addition is VR support. Playing Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars in VR will put the gamer in the cockpit of Jehuty, the character’s giant mecha. Konami has recreated the cut scenes and assets to contribute to an immersive situation. The developers have worked with first-party VR companies such as PlayStation VR and HTC Vive to refine the game, making it as smooth as possible to reduce any chance of motion sickness.

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars has a gallery mode with VR where users can tumble and look at various models in game. The game will sport “next-gen audio,” supporting Dolby Atmos and Dolby 7.1 surround sound.

The first game has not been remastered for the PlayStation 4 nor VR, but if the fans ask for it, Konami may listen.

4K and VR demos are available on the PlayStation Store to download.

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