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The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Main Theme Is Heavily Influenced By Ancient Greece

The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Main Theme has been revealed a few days ago, “dressing” what we’ve seen about the game, from its trailers to the gameplay footage, with music inspired from ancient Greece.

Take a listen to the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Main Theme, which is called “Legend of the Eagle Bearer”. What you’ll notice is that it’s more upbeat than the one featured in Origins and masterfully suits its ancient Greece setting.

The music for the main theme itself is written by The Flight, also known as Joe Henson and Alexis Smith, whose portfolio includes soundtracks for such games as Horizon Zero Dawn and Alien: Isolation.

Speaking with Variety, the producers revealed that the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Main Theme is strongly tied to the game’s ancient Greek setting, sharing the “same DNA” in the aspect of the instruments used and the influence on the score:

“This is the hero’s theme; conveying their journey. Brought up as a proud Spartan, they are then left to find their own path. Using instruments that shared their DNA with those of Ancient Greece, we wanted to compose a dynamic, modern score infused with the essence of the time period.”

Lydia Andrew, the audio director at Ubisoft Quebec has also shared some insight into the effort put in creating the soundtrack for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey with The Flight:

“Their combined talents of composition, performance, mixing, endless curiosity and energy have made it a real creative collaboration. We fell in love with one of the very first pieces they sent us, it immediately captured something about the history of the brand and the new directions we were exploring. Their ability to blend ancient acoustic instruments with modern composition and to really understand the interactive nature of our project is continually shown in the range, complexity, and quality of the score.”

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is releasing on October 5 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Pre-orders for the game are already available.