Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Hires Greek Voice Actors For Protagonists
Ubisoft has decided to make Assassin’s Creed Odyssey as immersive as possible. In order to do that, you’d need some Greek voice actors playing Greek characters. Thankfully, the next chapter in the franchise will provide players with authentic voice actors in critical roles.
Greek actors Michael Antonakos and Mlissanthi Mahut provide the voices for Alexios and Kassandra, respectively. Players choose a gender at the start of the game, which will obviously determine which Greek voice you’re hearing. Having characters with natural accents rather than crafted ones will help immerse the player more than ever before. I love Nolan North and Troy Baker as much as the next person, but this is the correct route to travel.
In an interview with VG247, audio director Lydia Andrew confirmed the majority of voices players hear will be Greek. She stated that Ubisoft attempted to hire “actors who are Greek or have Greek ancestry” whenever possible. Few game studios make this extra effort, and it shows how much Ubisoft cares about the world they are crafting.
The Assassin’s Creed franchise received criticism in the past for not casting minorities in minority roles. Neither A.C. Chronicles India nor China employed voice actors from their respective countries for their leads. Ubisoft did cast a British African in the role of Bayek for Assassin’s Creed Origins, but not for his counterpart Aya. It’s uplifting to see Ubisoft fully embrace diversity instead of falling into old habits. Not only is it the right thing to do, it makes for a better game to boot.
If you want to know more about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, check out the links below.
- Director of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Discusses Player Freedom, “Making History Your Playground”
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Receives World Premiere Trailer At E3 2018 (VIDEO)
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Will Have Romance Options, Here’s How It Works
Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launches October 5, unless you preorder one of the special editions. Doing so will allow you to play the game on October 2.
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Drew is a freelance writer for DFTG. He's the former Managing Editor of Haogamers and has been published in the Chicago Tribune and The Paragon Journal. He also edited the novel Three Brightnesses and Artist Journey: Rachta Lin (2016 and 2017 editions).