Ubisoft has confirmed that it will reveal a new Assassin's Creed game at E3 in 10 days time. It looks like the publisher's hand was 'forced' to come up with an official teaser after a merchandise leak yesterday. That leak was a photo of an ancient Greek style helmet keychain. On the packaging you could clearly read 'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey'.
Above you can see the very brief teaser trailer. The 5 second action sequence is set on a coastal cliff edge. You see two soldiers standing next to each other wearing contemporary ancient Greek style armour and helmets. Immediately the soldier on the left gives the soldier in blue a mighty kick, who then falls to an unfortunate fate - into the water or rocks below.
The new game might take some influence from Homer's Odyssey, a famous ancient Greek epic poem mainly about the Greek hero Odysseus king of Ithaca, and his journey home after the fall of Troy. In a more direct reference to the action in the video Polygon reports that, in the popular movie 300, the Spartans kicked Persian messengers into a well ahead of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC.
As the YouTube teaser ends - Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - see you at E3 - we should find out a lot more about this game on Monday 11th June, during Ubisoft's main E3 press conference.
As for the gameplay, there are a few hints from games culture magazine Kotaku's sources. The new title is supposed to add more RPG elements, with dialogue options for the first time, and allow play as new male or female protagonists.