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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey confirmed by Ubisoft ahead of E3

Thanks to a key leak

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has been confirmed by Ubisoft as the next entry in the open-world franchise, just hours after an image of the game’s name and logo were leaked and spread online.

The Assassin’s Creed Twitter account posted a short video Thursday evening confirming the game’s name, and an appearance for it at E3 2018.

This leak comes hours after French video game site JeuxVideo-Live posted an image of a novelty keychain promoting the hitherto-unannounced title. JeuxVideo-Live’s report claimed Odyssey will be a follow-up to Assassin’s Creed Origins, released last year. The site also claimed the game will be set in ancient Greece. The helmet sort of resembles that of King Leonidas I.

an Assassin’s Creed Odyssey keychain, Arcticblue

In the teaser, we see one character forcefully kicking another off a cliff, followed by a title card with the game’s name, and a teasing “See you at E3.” The shot is most likely a reference to the Spartans kicking the Persian messengers into the well ahead of the Battle of Thermopylae — famously depicted in the film 300.

We’ll undoubtedly see much more of the game in a little more than a week, at Ubisoft’s E3 press conference on Monday, June 11.

Correction: This article originally referred to the next Assassin’s Creed game as Assassin’s Creed Origins instead of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. We’ve edited the article to fix the error.

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