Though Assassin’s Creed Odyssey doesn’t hit stores for another couple of weeks, Ubisoft has already laid out plans for post-launch content with the main directive to keep players exploring the open-world of Ancient Greece well after the core game’s story comes to a close.
Mimicking the Season Pass formula from Assassin’s Creed Origins, those who purchase the Odyssey Season or Gold/Special Edition versions get access to what Ubisoft calls ‘two major post-launch story arcs’, and in a rather unorthodox move, a digital copy of Assassin’s Creed III Remastered with all the DLC trimmings that go with it.
The first DLC is titled Legacy of the First Blade and as you’ve probably guessed chronicles the story of the first hidden blade and sheds light on the roots of the Assassin’s Creed. How this feeds into the genesis narrative from Origins is anyone’s guess. In spring 2019, the second wave of DLC arrives dubbed The Fate of Atlantis. This one hones in on epic battles with creatures from mythology and the lost underwater Atlantisian metropolis. Both story arcs will be broken down into ‘a series of episodic adventures, with new episodes releasing approximately every six weeks’. Presumably, the staggered release hints at quite a meaty storyline with more than a few hours of content.
As for the Assassin’s Creed III Remastered jig, the game is playable in glorious 4K with HDR on appropriate systems, features Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered, the Benedict Arnold missions, the Hidden Secrets Pack, and The Tyranny of King Washington DLC content. If the 100 hours of Odyssey plus the two DLC aren’t enough this should tide you over to no end.
In a conscientious move on Ubisoft’s part, the studio hasn’t forgotten those who don’t want to fork out for the Season Pass and is launching extra content for free, titled The Lost Tales of Greece. In an episodic format, these additional quests are set for release between the larger DLC and evolve around characters and events from the main story line. To boot, Ubisoft is also planning daily and weekly in-game events from mercenaries to hunt down, ships to sink, and creatures to battle, all with in-game currency rewards which can be spent on new gear.
Additionally, no triple A is complete without a New Game Plus mode and Odyssey will follow suit in due course. To round things off Ubisoft is working on a Discovery Tour mode as well. First introduced in Origins, Discovery Mode allows players to navigate the map on a guided tour of the sites and sounds of Ancient Greece without having to worry about enemies.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launches October 5th on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. Ubisoft has put together a short video detailing all the above, which you can check out just below.