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Assassin's Creed: a journey in music and in Ancient Greece

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Published on Oct 01, 2019

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The 4 and 6 October will be the dates that the many fans of Assassin's Creed will have to write it down on your calendar!

The National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo Da Vinci of Milan with a special history lesson conducted by the historian Maxime Durand. Through the educational video game Assassin's Creed Odyssey, students will discover the uses, customs and myths of the greeks.

That the video game is also a valid educational tool that is now a fact. All the more so if you created a mode of game “educational”, which turns it into an interactive museum to explore freely and with a lot of guides illustrious always available. Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece is just that, a very useful means of learning, the protagonist of a unique and particular history lesson, scheduled for Friday, October 4 at the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo Da Vinci in Milan. Special guest historian Maxime Durand, to guide students to the discovery of the Greek culture so innovative and fun.

The saga of Assassin's Creed, after having passed through many historical periods, from the Renaissance to the French Revolution and the American, from the Crusades to the ancient Egypt, arrives in the Ancient Greece with an educational project designed for both students and teachers, as well as all enthusiasts of not only games, but also of history.

The story is in fact the absolute protagonist of the Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece, in which the players can participate in guided tours or freely explore the vast scenario of the open-world of Assassin's Creed, Odyssey, without conflicts and without the limitations of normal game experience.

Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece you can admire the world's most accurate 3D reconstruction, interactive Ancient Greece that has ever been made, and take part in guided tours, interactive to learn more information about this incredible place and historical period. You will be able to visit 29 regions with more than 300 stations, participating in the tour with 5 different themes: philosophy, famous cities, daily life, war, and mythology, with the exceptional guides like Leonidas, Socrates and the other characters that have made the history of hellenic culture.

Maxime Durand, historian of Ubisoft Montreal, responsible for the development of the Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece, and recounts the backstage and reveals the secrets behind the creation of such works of art. This game mode can be a useful means of learning, without the intent to replace the traditional teaching, but to complement it by capturing the attention of younger people, to interact with the story in a way that is unusual and engaging.

The appointment with the Discovery Tour: the Ancient Greece of the Assassin's Creed is on Friday 4 October from 11.00 am at the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo Da Vinci of Milan (Via San Vittore, 21). For the occasion, will be furnished to the stations of the game, where students can engage in the exploration of ancient Greece, and that lesson is finished, they will remain throughout the weekend at the disposal of the guests of the Museum.

For more information about the Discovery Tour, visit the website.

After the huge success of the first Paris and San Francisco, finally arrives in Italy, Assassin's Creed, Symphony, the extraordinary tour symphonic multimedia product from MGP Live to celebrate the 12 years of the video game series one of the most sold of the history.

A show never seen before, which has the aim to introduce young people to symphonic music: Sunday, October 6, for a single date in Milan at the Teatro degli Arcimboldi, the exciting music of the soundtrack of the video game of the record Assassin's Creed (more than 100 million copies sold by Ubisoft) will merge to HD movies in the popular saga. While it will scroll on a giant screen, the most interesting moments (many scenes are set in Rome, Florence and Venice at the time of the Renaissance, with the enterprises of the florentine nobleman Ezio Auditore da firenze, one of the protagonists of the series among the most loved by the public) will come to life the rich musical history of the famous game.

Thanks to our advanced technology, the public will have the opportunity to enter a new dimension, transported by the atmosphere evoked by the image fusion with the unmistakable and most exciting symphonies, rearranged skilfully by award-winning pianist and composer Ivan Linn, and run by the Tuscany Symphony Orchestra, consisting of 56 elements, and a choir of 20 voices. The best songs of the soundtracks written by composers Jesper Kyd, Lorne Balfe, Sarah Schachner, Brian Tyler, Austin Wintory, Winifred Phillips, Elitsa Alexandrova, Chris Tilton, Ryan Amon and The Flight) have been re-modulated to draw strength from the images, creating a vibrant sound and emotional without equal, from the atmospheres of egyptian mixed with bursts of classic rock of Assassin's Creed, Origins, the carnival of Assassin's Creed II, going for the grit, fast paced, and the pirates of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag.

The impact of the set of the show is impressive and the stage becomes a set of magic. Lovers of the series, accustomed to being alone in front of a console, will revive the power of the work, riding the harmonies of the history of Assassin's Creed, memories, references and suggestions.

Massimo Gallotta, the CEO of MGP, LIVE commented: “We are honored to partner with Ubisoft to this innovative multimedia project. We approach this production with passion and a sense of mission. Our goal is to create concerts for all generations, and let the power of music, which speaks every language, arrive at the heart of the players. We are excited that this concert is the key to open the world of symphonic music to a new generation of fans.“

Hinde Daoui, a producer of Live Entertainment, UBISOFT, stated: “We are excited to collaborate with MPG Live to offer fans of Assassin's Creed, a brand new experience and to celebrate the series which you have enjoyed in the last decade. It is always a pleasure to work with other leaders in the entertainment industry, such as MPG Live, that have had a proven success in the introduction of symphonic music to new audiences, and creating the images and sounds of the marks of entertainment of international fame”.

Some curiosity on the video game:

Unexpected help, unique as well as important, for the reconstruction of the cathedral of Notre Dame after the recent tragic fire, may come from the video game Assassin's Creed. Use the ultra-precise 3D models made for the series title set in Paris during the French Revolution, it may shorten the recovery time of the images and projects. The designer of Ubisoft had in fact worked for a long time to play the cathedral in a more realistic manner possible, by inserting many elements and details such as pinnacles, statues, and spires, introduced in the restorations of the nineteenth century.

In the United States, there are courses of Italian literature of the Renaissance set by making use of the popular video game. Students can explore the growth of Florence, under the guidance of Doctors participating in the life of Ezio Auditore, the young noble the protagonist of one of the chapters of the most beloved of the saga, wandering inside of a reconstruction of the historical and cultural life of Florence in 1476. The cultural import of Assassin's Creed can also be inferred from situations like this.

The historical approach that the series carries forward from its inception has been expanded in recent years allowing you to explore the places that are the backdrop to the series, by inserting details and historical elements. Video games give you the unique opportunity to experience a set 2,500 years ago, and writing your own story within this universe. And if the players don't want to indulge in a virtual studio, unconsciously, they could learn the same something.

Assassin's Creed Symphony is a project of the MGP Live, company specialized in multimedia tours symphonic international. From games to movies, celebrating the brands that have become part of mass culture, the MGP Live combines the richness and tradition of an orchestra and symphonic choir, live HD movies stunning projected on a large screen. The union exciting pop culture with the classic makes this an unmatched experience.

Assassin's Creed is a popular series of PC and console games developed and published by Ubisoft. The series has been very successful in both the public and critics, selling over 100 million copies worldwide and becoming the most sold by Ubisoft; it is still one of the series of video games most sold of the history.

The game draws inspiration from Alamut by the novel of Vladimir Bartol's 1938, and is often considered the spiritual successor of Prince of Persia. The plot sees the fight between the Order of the knights Templar, that has as its objective the control over the lives of men, to give them purpose and guide them to the true peace, and the Brotherhood of Assassins, another faction that wants to improve the world, inspiring them to justice and eliminating the tyrants. Each new video game is the sequel of the previous one. In 2018, the series counted 11 main chapters, as well as numerous games for notebook platforms, the materials and the ‘tie-in’ as novels, comics, short films and feature films.

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