New enemies are hunting the “tainted ones.”
By Colin Stevens
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s first major story-driven DLC, Legacy of the First Blade, has received a launch trailer, showing off a highly-important assassin.
With Episode 1: Hunted releasing on December 4, Legacy of the First Blade follows the first assassin to wield a hidden blade: Darius I, son of Xerxes I. Though Darius had long passed since the events of Assassin’s Creed 2, Ezio went on to explore a tomb dedicated to Darius. Though the real-world history on the matter is uncertain, many believe that Darius committed patricide and murdered Xerxes.
The DLC will be divided into three episodes, with the first focusing on Kassandra or Alexios meeting Darius. A new Persian enemy group appears in the trailer: they are seen pillaging villages, wearing black masks and are hunting the “tainted ones,” which includes the player character.
Legacy of the First Blade was announced as part of Odyssey’s post-launch roadmap, which includes another story-driven chunk of content, The Fate of Atlantis, which will have players “confront godly creatures and uncover the secrets of the legendary sunken city [of Atlantis]” beginning in Spring 2019.
As reported by Gamespot, Ubisoft announced that each set of content would consist of three chapters, each six weeks apart, so the next two chapters from Legacy of the First Blade, Episode 2: Shadow Heritage and Episode 3: Bloodline, will likely come in mid January and late February/early March, respectively.
Both DLC storylines are included in the game’s season pass, though there has been regular free content added to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey since launch. Though Ubisoft temporarily suspended live mercenary events, they are now up and running, and thus far two have gone down: Abia the Shaded and Damais the Indifferent.
Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.