The Assassin’s Creed: Origins collector’s editions have been revealed and it’s a bit too much to handle even for the most dedicated and loyal fans, especially given the current state of the brand. The Ubisoft action-adventure stealth video game is the tenth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series set to hit stores on October 27, 2017 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Ever since the series started in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed saga has been going steadily downhill from extremely positive reviews to mixed, with various games in the series receiving middling reviews (Assassins Creed: Unity). The franchise also took a downward turn when the 2016 film Assassin’s Creed – directed by Justin Kurzel and starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling and Michael K. Williams – was an overall critical failure.
Ubisoft took an unusual yea off to slow down the development pipeline and focus on delivering a higher quality product with Assassin’s Creed: Origins, which was featured prominently this week at E3 2017. The Assassin’s Creed: Origins trailer showcases the game’s ancient Egyptian storyline – one that explores the origins of a group of clandestine assassins. It has since been announced that there will be a lot of Assassin’s Creed: Origins Collector’s Editions, including the Dawn of the Creed Legendary Collector’s Edition, the Dawn of the Creed Collector’s Edition and the Gods Collector’s Edition.
These editions are not for the casual Assassin’s Creed fan – the most pricey of the special editions, the Dawn of the Creed Legendary Collector’s Edition costs a whopping $799.99 and is exclusively available now at the Ubisoft Store. With only 999 units available worldwide, this edition includes a highly-detailed 28.7 inch resin statue of Bayek, a protector of Egypt whose personal story will lead to the creation of the Assassin’s Brotherhood, and his eagle, Senu; an exclusive replica of Bayek’s eagle skull amulet in resin; two exclusive Assassin’s Creed: Origins Steelbooks; four large lithographs signed by the Ubisoft Montreal studio artists; and a Collector’s Certificate of Authenticity that will be numbered 1 to 999.
If that’s out of your price range, you can also purchase the Assassin’s Creed: Origins Gold Edition on day one. That will include the base game, the Digital Deluxe Pack and the Season Pass, which will give players access to all upcoming major expansions and equipment sets; including, the game’s art book (with original designs and concept art created by the Ubisoft Montreal artists), the official soundtrack, a printed version of the game’s hand-drawn world map and two original art cards.
The Assassin’s Creed: Origins Dawn of the Creed Collector’s Edition will be sold exclusively on the Ubisoft Store on day one for $159.99 and will include everything in the Gold Edition, as well as a high-end Bayek and Senu figurine 15.4 inch by Ubicollectibles, an exclusive replica of Bayek’s eagle skull amulet, and the exclusive Assassin’s Creed: Origins Steelbook for the Dawn of the Creed Collector’s Edition.
The Assassin’s Creed: Origins Gods Collector’s Edition will also be available on day one for $119.99 and includes the base game, the Digital Deluxe Pack, the Secrets of the First Pyramids mission, a high-end Bayek figurine standing on the Sekhmet Goddess statue 10.2 inch by Ubicollectibles, the game’s art book (with original designs and concept art created by the Ubisoft Montreal artists), the soundtrack and the hand-drawn map print.
It’s quite a lot to swallow even for the most dedicated Assassin’s Creed fans, let alone the casual gamer. Still, only time will tell if Assassin’s Creed: Origins hits a high note with critics and gamers – and if the game is a success, maybe these out-of-control box sets will be worth it.
Update: Post was updated to correct publisher and pricing information.
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