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The latest entry in the venerable Assassin’s series is once again making waves, this time with a new of revealed at Gamescom 2018. Assassin’s Creed marks a number of firsts for the long-running franchise, including a choice-based narrative and two different main character options for the entire campaign.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is one of 2018’s most anticipated releases, not only because it’s another entry in a major triple-A series, but because it looks to update the series with new ideas and present a fresh experience for fans and newcomers alike. Among other noteworthy changes, Odyssey will be the first title in the Assassin’s Creed franchise to allow players to choose their character’s gender. The two trailers unveiled today at Gamescom accentuate that change, the chosen character being the only difference between them.

Both the male Alexios and female Kassandra get their chance to shine in these never-before-seen trailers for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, where they’re seen battling foes in a number of gorgeous arenas. Although, to reiterate, the trailers are virtually identical apart from one starring Alexios and the other, Kassandra.

The trailers are primarily cinematic, mashing together brief cutscenes from a variety of different environments. Set to an appropriately dynamic soundtrack and narration, the new footage does a good job showcasing Odyssey‘s wide breadth of design elements without showing any actual gameplay footage. There are ship battles, mythical creatures, and of course plenty of hand-to-hand combat. “The days of heroes are over,” says the narrator before closing out the trailer and stating the October 5 release date.

While any additional gameplay details would surely be appreciated, it’s hard to be disappointed with Ubisoft’s generous E3 2018 presentation, which included eight minutes of raw gameplay footage. With today’s reveal boasting some of Assassin’s Creed‘s most impressive cinematics to date, the historical franchise looks to be firing on all cylinders with its latest installment.

Assassin’s Creed games, while generally well-received, are commonly accused of too strictly following an aging formula and neglecting to evolve in any meaningful way. Odyssey may be Ubisoft’s biggest step toward addressing those concerns, with core developments modernizing the formula and a story that’s significantly longer than its most recent predecessor, Assassin’s Creed Origins.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is set for release on October 5.

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