Unboxed: Assassin’s Creed Origins GODS Collector’s EditionNovember 10, 2017
The Assassin’s Creed Origins GODS Collector’s Edition is a captivating option for fans seeking an amply appointed version of the latest addition to Ubisoft’s all-new action adventure franchise. The lavish premium set is a veritable trove of digital and physical treasures with plenty to offer for even the most discerning video game collector.
As with prior limited edition releases in the franchise (including the Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed Black Flag collector’s editions), the Assassin’s Creed Origins GODS Collector’s Edition comes with an assortment of enticements. Downloadable extras consist of the Deluxe edition content (including the “Desert Cobra” pack and “Ambush at Sea” naval mission) as well as the “Secrets of the First Pyramids” pre-order bonus mission.
While the digital add-ons go a long way toward justifying the higher price of the Assassin’s Creed Origins GODS Collector’s Edition (relative to the Gold, Deluxe, and standard discs and downloads), the set’s physical items are clearly its most compelling elements. Inside the decorative black and gold collector’s box, buyers will find the game disc (in a standard plastic case, no Steelbook); map of the game world; the official soundtrack (featuring 15 songs); and a beautiful full-color art book highlighting the work of Ubisoft Montreal’s talented cadre of artists. However, the highlight of the Assassin’s Creed Origins GODS Collector’s Edition is its accompanying Bayek figurine. A product of PureArts and Ubicollectibles, the set’s sculpted 10-inch centerpiece faithfully captures the game’s intrepid protagonist perched atop a statue of the lion goddess, Sekhmet.
Ubisoft’s limited edition Assassin’s Creed Origins GODS Collector’s Edition began shipping officially on October 27, 2017 for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $119.99 USD. It released alongside the even more extravagant (and pricier) Dawn of the Creed and Dawn of the Creed Legendary collector’s editions and standalone Gold, Steelbook Gold, Deluxe, and standard disc-based and digital versions of the game which landed on current generation Sony and Microsoft consoles and PC.