E3 2018: You are Leonidas’ Great-Great-Grandchild in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

June 12, 2018

The E3 2018 press conferences are coming to an end and with only Nintendo remaining, we doubt there’s any more news for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, so we decided to take a look at how your main character is a direct descendant of King Leonidas I. While the Assassin’s Creed franchise is heading even further back in time, the historical story content is still extremely rich and Rocket Chainsaw is already super hyped to get our hands on the game when it launches in October 2018.

As the E3 2018 trailer states, you carry the Blade of Leonidas and will follow in his footsteps as you have been sent by the Gods. You can choose to play as either Alexios or Kassandra, and there will even be some romancing options as you work your way through the story.

Okay, so here’s our maths. If Leonidas was born in 540BC then this gives us 70 years until Sokrates is born, in 470BC. These two historic figures never crossed paths as Leonidas died in 480BC, however he would have become a grandfather at approximately 490BC before his death. See Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Sokrates character below:

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Sokrates and Leonidas

In the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey E3 2018 reveal, we see Sokrates is already quite old compared to whichever main character you may choose, so this means there is definitely another two generational gaps between them, as the following generation from Leonidas’ family tree would have begun at around 465BC when Socrates was just 15 years old. Unless he aged terribly, there must be one final generation which means your playable character is the great-great-grandchild of Leonidas.

Sokrates, the great classic Greek philosopher lived during the Peloponnesian War and eventually died by execution as he philosophised against the gods, guilty of corrupting the minds of young Greeks. We expect these events to take a center stage throughout Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and other famous historical characters to make an appearance as they have typically throughout the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

Make sure to check out all of our Assassin’s Creed Odyssey E3 2018 coverage including all the editions you can pre-order, the official reveal with gameplay trailers, and our full Ubisoft Press Conference wrap-up.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will launch on October 5, 2018 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC platforms.