Yep, this is not a joke, you’ve read the title. An ammount of money capable of buying two consoles for just a special edition. Such a price is more than enough to consider it “special”, but I personally hoped it would’ve included at least a real and working Eden’s artifact. Anyway, Ubisoft announced that it will sell 200 special editions (in North America) of the game. For those who are interested, you can buy it only from Ubisoft’s Uplay Store. The package will include:
- Assassin’s Creed Origins Gold Edition
- A season pass
- A “Digital Deluxe Pack”
- An additional mission
- A 28.7-inches extremely realistic statue of Batek and his hawk Senu
- A hand-drawn map of the game
- A collector’s case
- A replica of an amulet
- A steelbook
- An artbook
- Four lithographs
- And the soundtrack
(Click on the photos to see them in their full size)
Although it’s a lot of content and its value will most likely rise in the future (cause, you know, collectionists like stuff that’s hard to collect), in my modest opinion, if someone really wants to throw away his/her money, they don’t have to order that edition and spend countless hours waiting for it. Let’s fight together against Abstergo’s evil plan, all you have to do is simply give me the cash (I’m always ready to… “sacrifice” myself and take away such an heavy burden from you). Jokes apart… who the hell spends 800$ on that? I’ve seen cars that cost less!
However, although this price is ridiculous, the game seems pretty good. Ubisoft gived a fresh update to the game serie. The trailer shown at the E3 reveals a lot of the gameplay’s new goodies. Some of them are:
- The fact that it’s the prequel of the first game of the whole serie! Now, honestly… who wouldn’t want to slide down a pyramid without a scratch?
- Being able to play as the hawk. Literally flying around and giving the coordinates to Batek
- Being able to use “aerial shots”. From the players’ perspective, time seems to slow down and they can shoot an arrow while jumping.
- Being able to use your bow even better than Green Arrow, shooting five arrows at the same time and killing most of your enemies in an instant.
- Fighting against giant monsters (hey, if you think this “God of War” styled part is too unrealistic for the serie, do I have to remind you that weird “vision/hallucination” Arno (the protagonist of AC Unity) had? You know, the one were he traveled in time, everything fell apart and he had to jump on the rubbles to avoid the rivers of lava, as if he was in one of those old and awesome 8-bit games?
If you want to learn more, you can check out the official gameplay trailer shown at the E3: