Ubisoft revealed at E3 that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be populated by as many native Greek speakers as possible.
Speaking to VG247, audio director Lydia Andrew expressed the developer’s commitment to making ancient Greece feel as authentic as they could manage. Rather than going for recognisable known talent, Andrew has prioritised native Greek speakers.
“What we tried to do was look for actors who are Greek or have Greek ancestry,” said Andrew, speaking to the outlet at E3.
“We really felt like it was a nice opportunity for us to have a deep dive into the culture of Greece and obviously Ancient Greece.”
“You can have a great actor who’s great at accents, and that’s fantastic, but you can also find great Greek actors and work with them too.”
This adherence to setting includes both playable protagonists Kassandra and Alexios, voiced respectively by Greek actors Melissanthi Mahut and Michael Antonakos.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was announced at E3 this year, taking players back to Ancient Greece. The next entry in the long-running franchise will be a service-based game, aiming to have new content drop on a weekly basis