Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s main theme is now available to listen to, via an exclusive over at Variety. Titled ‘Legend of the Eagle Bearer’, the song is a sweeping orchestral piece swaying between Greek inspired instrumentation to the more emotive crescendo we’ve come to expect from the Assassin’s Creed series.
Composed by The Flight, the moniker of writer/producer duo Alexis Smith and Joe Henson behind the exceptional music in Alien: Isolation and Horizon Zero Dawn, Legend of the Eagle Bearer is an amalgamation of contemporary musical elements as well as classical palette of sounds. The song waves dynamically to tell a story evocative of a land at war, where heroes must show their mettle and wage war in order to bring about peace.
The duo says ‘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.’ They seem to have hit the nail of the head as alongside the footage revealed at E3, the desire to play Odyssey is increased tenfold.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a journey through the Aegean Sea during the Peloponnesian War. Players choose to play a male or female protagonist in a far more RPG oriented experience. The game has been in development for the past three years and represents the continuation of a fundamental change for the stealth franchise.
Ubisoft are eager to move away from the waning efficacy of the fatigued assassin-adventure format found in its previous Assassin’s Creed efforts. Building on the changes made in Origins, notably the skill tree and character development options, Odyssey deepens the role playing experience through the introduction of dialogue choices and player actions having a tangible impact on the open-world and NPC relationships.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey releases on October 5th for PC, PS4, and Xbox.