Gaming isn’t just about games, it’s about the experience as a whole and Ubisoft are the kings of creation. Today though have announced the latest line up of publishing tools which will help push the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to new heights – a novel, an art book and an official guide.

If you wish to discover all the secrets behind the golden age of Ancient Greece, then Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will no doubt be the go-to game to allow that. But in order to allow us to further deepen our knowledge, a range of new books will hammer home the very best secrets hidden within.

This collection aspires to provide fans with a wide variety of exclusive insights into their many worlds, allowing the vast universe of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to be expanded beyond the game to explore the main story from Kassandra’s point of view, the artwork behind the beautiful and unique regions of the Golden Age of ancient Greece, and an official strategy guide.

Published by Ubisoft and Penguin Random House, the novelisation of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will tell the main story of the game from Kassandra’s point of view. Kassandra, a descendant of Leonidas, is caught in the turmoil of the Peloponnesian War. Following the prophecy of an oracle, she is left for dead by her family and escapes from Sparta. 17 years later, now a mercenary in Kephallonia, an unexpected turn of events causes her to set sail across war-torn Greece on an Odyssey to reunite her family and confront the ones who tore it apart. The author, Gordon Doherty, is a Scottish historical fiction writer who previously wrote the Legionary series, set in the Eastern Roman Empire in the late 4th century AD, and the Strategos Trilogy, set in 11th century Anatolia.

Running alongside that will be The Art of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, an art book published by Titan Books, which will take readers on an epic voyage into the Golden Age of ancient Greece, a pivotal period that shaped the world and still influences today’s societies. Readers will explore the world of Odyssey as they discover its regions and secrets, and learn more about Kassandra and Alexios, their armor, their styles and the weapons they use to ply their deadly trade. Concept sketches, texture studies, character art and fully rendered paintings are accompanied by insightful comments and notes from the artists and developers.

And finally we will be given the chance to discover secrets galore thanks to the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Official Collector’s Edition Guide, a guidebook published by Prima Games, and an indispensable tool for dedicated players. The guide contains a poster of the map, a special message to the fans, a general weapons and equipment guide, and a 100% completion walkthrough including the different branching stories, along with detailed maps flagged with all locations, collectibles and targets.

With Assassin’s Creed Odyssey throwing gamers into the wonderful world of Ancient Greece come October 5th 2018, if you are looking to take in the war between Sparta and Athens, and wish to experience Spartan blood, then this is one journey you will not want to miss. It’ll be arriving on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, but the books detailed above promise to ensure that Odyssey is much, much more than ‘just’ a game.

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