Ubisoft has revealed that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be adding romance options for the first time in the multi-million selling stabby franchise.
Odyssey is set in Ancient Greece and allows you to pick from two playable character; a chap named Alexios and female lead Kassandra. Both will have NPCs they are able to woo, a feature that has yet to appear in the series.
Romancing comes as part of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s attempts to embrace the role-playing elements that were introduced in last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins, with player choice a major factor.
As such, you won’t simply because to jump the bones of someone you’re interested in; you must build a relationship with them and make the correct choices to pursue a relationship. If it all sounds a bit Mass Effect-y, well, it kinda is. Only, you won’t be flirting with aliens.
Same-sex romance is also on the cards too, with players able to form bonds with male or female NPCs regardless of your chosen character.
This would make sense, as Ancient Greece didn’t shy away from this sort of thing, with relationships between adult and young males (known as pederasty) being particularly commonplace.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is due out on October 5 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. It’s getting a stupid amount of special editions, too.