At Gamescom, players will investigate
a mystery known as the Writhing Dread, which skulks at the heart of a petrified
forest – and if you know your Greek mythology, you've already guessed who you'll
find there. Medusa is one of several Greek monsters you'll encounter throughout
Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and like her, they're designed to be endgame
challenges for experienced players to discover.
Even if you're not hunting monsters, challenging foes are everywhere in Ancient
Greece. Inspired by the labors of Hercules, Legendary Animals prowl remote
areas, and players can test their mettle against the likes of the golden-furred
Nemean Lion, the cursed Lykaon Wolf, or the massive Kallisto the Bear.
Additionally, stealing or killing can put a bounty on your head, at which point
you'll need to contend with powerful wandering Mercenaries who carry powerful
gear, wield advanced skills, and often come accompanied by bears, wolves, and
other pets. These will track you relentlessly until you either defeat them, pay
off your bounty yourself, or hunt down the person who put it on you.
All of these threats pale in comparison to the Cult of Kosmos, a mysterious
masked group who use an ancient artifact to manipulate and influence the leaders
of the ancient world. You'll have a chance to battle all of these threats on
October 5, when Assassin's Creed Odyssey launches on Xbox One, PS4, and PC – and
those who pre-order the Gold Edition, Digital Ultimate Edition, Medusa Edition,
Spartan Edition, or Pantheon Edition will be able to play three days early, on