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31st May 2018

After travelling to Egypt, it looks like the setting for the next Assassin’s Creed has been leaked early

Rory Cashin

Foiled by a keychain, of all things!

It has been quite a week for gaming fans, between (deep breath) the first look at Battlefield V, the release of Detroit: Become Human (our review can be found right here), the trailer for the video game adaptation of World War Z, a vague confirmation for when the PlayStation 5 will be released, and a teaser trailer for the new Fallout game. Phew!

In the lead-up to this year’s E3 gaming expo, more and more game stories are likely to break, or – in this case – leak.

Having already travelled to the Middle East, the Italian Renaissance, the American Revolution, the Golden Age of Piracy, the French Revolution, Victorian Era England, and a few others, Assassin’s Creed took some time off from the annual release schedule, but came back with a bang in 2017 with the Ancient Egypt-set Assassin’s Creed Origins.

That was initially set to be a big surprise, except a promotional t-shirt was accidentally released early, spoiling all Egyptian secrets ahead of time.

And guess what?

It has happened again.

French gaming site Jeuxvideo – Jeux sounds like JOE, so we’re assuming we’re related somehow – got their hands on a keychain for the next Assassin’s Creed game, and not only does it give away the title, but it also gives away the whole setting.

Yep, looks like we’ll be going to Ancient Greece for Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey.

Plenty of things to kill and tall structures to jump off, so it suits the game’s strengths perfectly.

We’ll expect to see a lot more about it during the E3 expo in mid-June, and if we were to venture a guess, the game itself will be out with some time to buy it in the lead-up to Christmas this year.

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