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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Director Talks Greek Mythology and Their Influence on Odyssey’s Story

During Gamescom 2018, Ubisoft put out an impressive cinematic trailer for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s two main characters Alexios and Kassandra, as well as impressive screenshots of the game’s scenery, fighting sequences and a glimpse of Odyssey’s storyline. Gamescom is almost over, but the stream of new information just keeps coming.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is set in ancient Greece, almost 400 years before the events of Origins. Naturally, during that time in Greece, Greek mythology and Greek gods were so important in people’s lives. Game Director Scott Phillips sat down with IGN to further discuss how the development and writing team managed to incorporate the Greek mythology into the game, while staying true to Assassin’s Creed’s famous First Civilization lore.

In our world, there are these ancient artifacts… First Civilization artifacts. They are guardian devices, they protect First Civilization sites such as this. They can corrupt human beings, regular human beings… into this defense mechanism, which is Medusa in this case. You’re sort of a special character. You have this close First Civilization DNA. You have the Spear of Leonidas, which is an artifact, so you’re able to fight against them. Whereas a normal just gets turned to stone, you are slowed down and damaged by it, but you’re not necessarily killed by it.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey releases on October 5th for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Here is the full interview.

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[Source: IGN]

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