Since its official E3 2018 reveals, there has been some confusion about Assassin's Creed Odyssey especially regarding the setting. With this entry taking place 400 years before the events in Origins fans are thinking about how Odyssey's story will fit into Assassin's Creed lore . The introduction of Greek mythology further confuses those who keep an eye on the franchise's internal work. Fortunately, Game Director Scott Phillips explained how Greek factors entered the series's lore. Of course, the first civilization lies at the heart of it all.
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On questions about how the Medusa fits into the series around seven minutes and thirty five seconds into the demo, Phillips offered the following explanation:
In our world, these are ancient antiques … First civilization artifacts. They are protective devices, they protect First Civilization websites like this. They can destroy people, ordinary people … into this defense mechanism, which is Medusa in this case. You are a special character. You have this closed first civilization DNA. You have the spear of Leonidas, which is an artifact so that you can fight them. While a normal will only turn to stone, you will be slowed and injured by it, but you will not necessarily be killed by it.
Later in the review Kassandra finds the object – Apple's Apple – which helps destroy Medusa. According to Phillips, the first civilization unit turned "that person into Medusa." So Medusa was an eternal myth. It always came back, and even though it was defeated by a hero, it came back to life. "
There is no doubt that this is an interesting way to incorporate Greek mythology into the Assassin's Creed lore. Furthermore, it would be interesting to see how the Greeks in the game react to the device. Historically, the apple is forbidden fruit. Will this be explored in Assassin's Creed Odyssey ? Currently we can only hope.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey comes on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One on October 5, 2018.