Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Alexios takes the fight to the internet

Not content with merely ass-kicking his way across ancient Greece, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey male protagonist Alexios has taken to the theatres of modern warfare. And no, I’m not talking about space – the unusually intense Spartan warrior has been spotted on YouTube, responding to comments posted on Reddit and Twitter.

This is the video. Fair warning: if you’re not keen on blokes wearing criminally short battle-skirts, look away now.

I’m not sure whether this is brilliant or cringe-worthy. Hopefully, you’ll be better able to make up your mind. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is launching on October 5th – the latest installment in the juggernaut franchise takes us back to the age of epic poems and mythical creatures, offering the entire Adriatic as our playground.

You’ll be able to choose between playable protagonists Alexios and Kassandra. For the first time since the franchise began, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is promising non-linear storytelling; dialogue choices will shape the outcome of your tale, so be sure to look up the best endings before you play. What, no-one else does that?

Parkour returns unchanged from Assassin’s Creed Origins, as does the literal take on Eagle Vision in the form of an avian companion. But fear not: combat has had a revamp, and naval warfare returns from the fog of Assassin’s Creed history to let you pillage and plunder your way around the Greek islands.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is out now for anyone who purchased the Gold, Collector’s, or Ultimate Editions of the game. For the rest of us sniveling paupers, launch day is Friday, October 5th, on console and PC (and enhanced for PS4 Pro and XBox One X). Watch this space for a review as fast as we can bring it to you.