Assassin’s Creed Odyssey had a decent showing at Gamescom, and now we have cinematic trailers! The trailers go into greater detail about the themes of the game, with details that may come as a surprise.
The trailer comes into two flavours, but they’re much the same, only really changing whether you follow Alexios or Kassandra, and some other minor changes. The trailer will be posted below. The game, as we know is set in Ancient Greece during the Peloponnesian War, and from the trailer we can see them double down on that theming. The trailer stressed the mythology and internal strife of Greece. “Shaped by the Gods but shattered from within”, it mentions. The trailer also stresses the game is about saving all of Greece, from what, we do no know.
Several other details in the trailer also look at other series mainstay’s. Hunting animals makes a return with a particularly epic looking lion fight. Naval combat also is prominent in the trailer, referencing “squalls swirl on hostile waters”. The large army fights that have been highlighted in coverage of this game are also referenced in the trailer. Through a combination of these large land battle and naval battles, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will hopefully do a great job of recreating an actual military campaign.
Aside from the purely historical recreation of Ancient Greece, the politics and the wars, there is another side to this game. Medusa, of all things (people?), pops up about half way through. Though we don’t know if this is main game or side quest, mythology clearly has a place in this game. This is probably due to a very ancient Greek idea of mixing myth and history to the point they can appear indistinguishable.
The most interesting part of the trailer is the masked figure; or figures, as the end of the trailer shows. “The days of Heroes are over” they say, and loom spookily over a glowing, First Civilisation looking, pyramid. The Cult of Kosmos, though that’s all we really know about them at this stage. Still, they look ominous and say some ominous stuff, so I can’t wait to see what they’re about.
You also get to see our main girl/guy pull a Leonidas and kick a man in the chest a couple feet, 300 style. Clearly getting tips from granddad, as Alexios and Kassandra are Leonidas’ grandchildren. It look awesome and that alone should get you watching the trailer.
So! Does this trailer excite anyone as it does me? Does the mythic aspect of it all put you off? Or do you think Assassin’s Creed has run out of innovation and steam? Whatever the opinion, we’d love to hear it in the comments section.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey releases 5th October, on PC, PS4 and Xbox.
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