Fans of the best Middle Earth title on console will be happy. 

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Is Taking Inspiration From Shadow Of Mordor 

Shadow of Mordor wowed fans when it launched back in 2014, successfully offering brilliant combat combined with top-notch levelling up systems, and it’s influenced a lot of games on the market since it first released. 

One of the most notable games to take a leaf out of Mordor’s book is none other than the upcoming Assassin’s Creed title, AC: Odyssey. 

The game is said to implement a recruitment system very similar to the one seen in the Mordor games, giving you the chance to hire the Phylakes instead of just killing them so that you can build your own army of foot soldiers. 

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Very cool! 

You won’t just be able to recruit, you’ll also be punished for any bad behaviour. Speaking to Game Informer, Odyssey’s creative director Jonathan Dumont said: “Let’s say you’re going around the world and you’re a sh*thead, 

“It’s your choice, but there are consequences.”  

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These consequences apparently include having a bounty placed on your head, marking you as a target if you commit any crimes. 

With a bounty on you, you’ll be constantly attacked by mercenaries, meaning you’re going to have to be pretty tough to survive if you want to live the life of a criminal.  

To shake it, you’ll need to track the one who ordered the bounty and kill them. 

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Dumont went on to confirm that the game has “endless Phylakes,” starting you off with 50 mercenaries made up of randomly generated soldiers and hand-crafted characters. 

Any new recruits that you do decide to hire rather than kill will become a part of your ship’s crew, offering up special abilities like increasing the speed of your vessel or improving its weapons. 

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey sounds like it’s going to be one of the most immersive titles in the franchise and we can’t wait! 

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The game releases on 5th October 2018. 

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