Ubisoft Asia General Manager, Steve Miller, believes that since the newest entry in the long-running action-adventure series, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, is more RPG-like than any previous title in the franchise, has the potential to be the most successful Assassin’s Creed game in Japan, according to an interview with DualShockers:
“Assassin’s Creed has a core following in Japan, and it is one of the most successful Western series in Japan. There are many fans who like the historical settings, the fashion, detail in the buildings, and also they appreciate the full localization that goes into the Japanese version. And this time we have a playable heroine as well as a playable hero, so I think Odyssey will appeal to the core fan base.
At the same time, Odyssey is more RPG-like than any previous Assassin’s Creed, so we think the appeal of this game will reach beyond the core fans and will be very interesting for RPG fans, which we know there are many of in Japan. Together with the ever-increasing installed base of the various consoles, we think Odyssey has a good chance of being the most successful Assassin’s Creed title ever in Japan.”
Odyssey is making a lot of changes to the Assassin’s Creed formula such as introducing same-sex romances with NPC’s, being able to choose between a male or female, branching storylines, and multiple endings.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launches for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on Oct 5 with a cloud-based Switch version coming to Japan. This isn’t the first cloud-based AAA title that has come to the Switch in Japan. Earlier this year, Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 came to Nintendo’s handheld, but only in Japan, unfortunately.