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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey won’t whitewash, features many “great Greek actors”

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Ubisoft says it’s committed to using Greek voice actors in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Both of the game’s main characters (you can choose to play as either the male Alexios or the female Kassandra) will be voiced by Greek actors, as part of a “deep dive” into Greek culture.

Alexios will be played by Michael Antonakos, who featured in the Warcraft movie, as well as providing voices for Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak. Amusingly, he also featured as the voice of Starstreak in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which is quite the departure from the world of assassins. Kassandra will be voiced by Melissanthi Mahut, who provided voice talent for Assassin’s Creed Origins.

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This isn’t the first time that Ubisoft has made an attempt to cast actors whose heritage matches the characters they are portraying. Bayek, the Ancient Egyptian protagonist of Assassin’s Creed: Origins, was played by Abubakar Salim, a British actor of Kenyan heritage. Not a perfect match, admittedly, but a commendable effort.

In an interview with VG247, Ubisoft audio director Lydia Andrew said that the studio “tried to look for actors who are Greek or have Greek ancestry” for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. That move allowed the studio the “opportunity to have a deep dive into the culture of Greece and Ancient Greece.”

The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey release date is October 5, 2018, so it won’t be long before you can start recreating that kicking scene from 300. You know the one. You can also get a full rundown of the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey skill tree, which – would you believe – lets you upgrade that all-important kick (yes, it features in the game) to hit nearby enemies with a powerful shockwave.