Ubisoft outlines Assassin's Creed: Odyssey's extensive post-launch DLC
Word has it that Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is shaping as much as be a bit good. But if, one way or the other, its speculated 100+ hour playtime is not fairly sufficient Assassin’s Creed so that you can be getting on with, there’s some further excellent news: Ubisoft has outlined its post-launch DLC plans for Odyssey.
Ubisoft’s post-release DLC will take two varieties; there may be, as you most likely already guessed, a Season Pass within the works, and that’ll be be part of by free content material for all customers.
Free stuff first, Odyssey is about to obtain a continuing circulation of latest story content material, in-game occasions, and different assorted delights. The Lost Tales of Greece, for example, is a collection of normal episodic quest traces that can function “familiar faces and new characters from the world of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey”. These might be joined by weekly occasions which introduce a robust new ship or mercenary to the world for gamers to search out, alongside each day and weekly Contracts.
Elsewhere on the freebie entrance is the return of Assassin’s Creed: Origins’ celebrated Discovery Tour mode. As earlier than, this can allow Odyssey gamers to expertise the world “free of conflict, time pressure or gameplay constraints” and is because of arrive someday after launch.
Ubisoft’s free content material choices will even embody “new monstrous and mythical creatures to defeat”, alongside a New Game Plus mode. The latter will introduce new challenges, in addition to the power “to see how different choices affect players’ stories”.
As for Odyssey’s inevitable Season Pass, it supplies entry to a collection of distinctive episodic adventures that can launch roughly six weeks aside and ultimately type an entire entire. Actually, they’re going to type two full wholes, with two distinct story arcs deliberate.
The preliminary providing, Legacy of the First Blade, begins in December and charts the adventures of the “first hero to wield the iconic hidden blade, changing the course of history”. This, says Ubisoft, will discover the Assassins’ again story “and why they choose to fight from the shadows”.
Story arc two is scheduled to reach in spring subsequent yr and is known as The Fate of Atlantis. Here, adventurers will “confront godly creatures and uncover the secrets of the legendary sunken city”. It feels like this one is heavy on the Greek mythology, promising twists and turns and an opportunity to get even nearer to the First Civilisation.
Rounding out the Season Pass’ included choices is a replica of the newly revealed Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered, which takes a pointy flip away from historic Greece. Set in 18th Century America, in the beginning of the American Revolution, this spruced-up model of the 2012 Assassin’s Creed Game casts you as grasp murderer Connor. It’s on account of arrive in March subsequent yr and incorporates the entire Game’s DLC – that is The Benedict Arnold Missions, Hidden Secrets Pack, and Tyranny of King George – plus Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered.
Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered guarantees 4K and HDR on PS4 Pro, Xbox One X and PC, in addition to larger decision textures, a brand new graphics engine, and different graphical enhancements. Additionally, Ubisoft says that “gameplay mechanics and ergonomics have also been improved”. The remaster will even be out there to buy individually subsequent March.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s Season Pass is included within the Gold, Ultimate, Spartan, and Pantheon editions of the Game, and may also be bought individually, though no value for the latter choice has been given. The base Game, as a reminder, launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 2nd.