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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey leaked screens confirm Greece setting, naval combat

E3 surprises ahoy!

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey gameplay - on a ship Ubisoft
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Ubisoft already confirmed Assassin’s Creed Odyssey last month, following a keychain that leaked the game’s existence. Now, a set of leaked gameplay screenshots confirms all kinds of additional details, including the previously reported ancient Greece setting.

Mission text in the images mentions Athenian items, and one of the screenshots is of the world map, which features the Peloponnese peninsula and numerous Greek islands, including Crete and Mykonos. Speaking of islands, it appears from the images that players will be sailing all over the Mediterranean Sea to get around in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. In addition to sailing, at least one of the images shows a mission in which the character has to destroy Athenian ships.

Odyssey looks similar to its predecessor, the ancient Egypt-based Assassin’s Creed Origins, both in its interface and in the presence of a controllable eagle companion that can scan the environment. It also seems that the player will be able to choose between different skill trees — Hunter, Assassin and Warrior — and equip various abilities to controller shortcuts.

The screens were leaked by way of Gematsu, which said it discovered them on GamePro’s servers. Ubisoft is expected to detail Assassin’s Creed Odyssey at its E3 2018 press briefing, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. PT on Monday, June 11. You can see some of the images below, in two galleries posted to Imgur.

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