Thanks to a certain 2007 film by director Zack Snyder about 300 Spartan warriors, the "Sparta Kick" has become synonymous with the warrior culture (even though the kick is from Muy Thai). Luckily, the new Assassin's Creed Odyssey carries the tradition by letting players perform the kick after unlocking it as a skill. And based on the videos we've found online the Sparta Kick is still quite popular.
In Assassin's Creed Odyssey players can choose to play as either Alexios or Kassandra, sibling Spartans/Assassins. While they'll have some familiar Assassin moves, they also can eventually unlock the Sparta Kick, a popular albeit ahistorical, melee attack.
The Sparta Kick (or Push Kick in proper parlance) is basically a kick with the intent to push an opponent (rather than strike them). It was used to great effect in Zack Snyder's film when King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) pushed a Persian diplomat into a pit. The effect in Assassin's Creed Odyssey is basically the same, and in fact the Sparta Kick was shown off in the official Assassin's Creed Odyssey reveal.
Players can unlock the Spartan Kick early using a single ability point. Afterwards they'll be free to Sparta Kick whoever (or whatever) they want, preferably off ledges for maximal effect. Observe.
You can even use it on wild animals as this bear discovered.
So far it only seems like you can't kick important, story NPCs and other plot related characters. For the regular random mook however, well, they're probably just hoping they're not near any ledges when you face them.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the newest Assassin's Creed game from Ubisoft. Set in Ancient Greece, Assassin's Creed Odyssey takes place before the events of the Egypt-set Assassin's Creed Origins. Players can choose one of two characters who are both canon in the story and are in fact siblings. Our Assassin's Creed Odyssey review praised Ubisoft's ever-expanding scope and new RPG-elements.
For more on Assassin's Creed Odyssey check out our Assassin's Creed Odyssey guide for tips, walkthroughs, videos, and more. The question now is where the next Assassin's Creed game will take place, maybe Japan?