Assassin's Creed Odyssey appears to be mixing up the traditional action-adventure style in previous installments and seemingly doubling-down on several RPG elements introduced in Assassin's Creed Origins. One of the riskier approaches may the apparent exclusion of a traditional hidden blade, instead choosing to focus on the broken Spear of Leonidas.
Much like Origins, Assassin's Creed Odyssey features a skill revolved around taming animals. Referred to as the Beast Master skill, the description dictates that players can "tame knocked out wolves," but only one wild animal can be tamed at a time. While the skill has yet to be seen in action, it most likely works in a similar manner to Bayek's Animal Taming skill.
In Assassin's Creed Origins, players put an animal to sleep with a sleep dart before being able to tame them. At the time of this writing, it is unknown whether Odyssey will feature sleep darts, but another skill listed in the game, Arrow Master, allows players to craft paralysis arrows that knock out targets instead of outright killing them. In conjunction, these two skills seem to be a way players can tame wolves.
However, the wording of the description doesn't indicate that just wolves can be tamed. Though they are the prime example, the fact that it states "wild animal" instead of "wild wolves" would suggest more tameable animals. And most likely, players will only be able to tame one animal at a time, as the wording also suggests that they aren't lifelong companions like Bayek's Senu. For Odyssey, Alexios or Kassandra have a bird companion called Ikaros who functions in a similar manner.
One sure thing about this latest installment in the franchise is that it's close launch to Origins is not a return to the annual release cycle Ubisoft utilized in the past. It's just a mere coincidence that it released the year after Origins, as the development team worked on it over the last three years after finishing Assasin's Creed Syndicate.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey releases October 5, 2018, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.