Assassin’s Creed Origins takes limited editions to new heights.
We weren’t necessarily interested in covering E3 news following the latest This Week In Hype, but this is too crazy to ignore.
During Ubisoft’s E3 conference yesterday, we got to see the official reveal of Assassin’s Creed Origins. This, by itself, isn’t particularly shocking. After all, rumors had been pointing to the existence of this game for a while now. Instead, people are talking about the five different “editions” of the game that were revealed after the show. Specifically, the one that’s listed on Ubisoft’s official store for $799.
Assassin’s Creed Origins: Dawn of the Legendary Creed edition is advertised by Ubisoft as being “for super fans,” and oh boy do they mean that. Without counting the game itself, this package includes 8 distinctive items or sets of items. Ubisoft’s official listing outlines the following:
High-end Bayek & Senu Figurine (height 28.7 inches)- By Ubi Collectibles
The Assassin’s Creed Origins Gold Edition includes the Season Pass, Digital Deluxe Pack, and an additional mission.
The World Map: explore the Edgypt of Assassin’s Creed Origins with this hand-drawn artistic representation
Also Includes: Premium Collector’s Case, Replica of Bayek’s eagle skull amulet, Steelbook, Artbook, Four 15 x 11 Lithographs, and the official game soundtrack.
Also included is a certificate of authenticity.
999 units are being produced for sale worldwide, with 200 of them being for North American buyers. Some of the physical items – including the 28.7” statue of Bayek – are actually ready to be shipped now. Those who purchase the Dawn of the Legendary Creed now will get these items upon ordering, and the rest of the collection will arrive on the game’s release.
Though Ubisoft has come under fire in the past for their myriad of sometimes-confusing special editions for games, the Dawn of the Legendary Creed is fairly unprecedented. On one hand, this is far from the most expensive video game collector’s edition ever made. On the other hand, it doesn’t seem to be a gimmick like previous super-pricey collector’s editions either. The jury’s still out on whether the contents of the package justify its price tag, but we certainly hope buyers get their money’s worth.