Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Spartan Collector’s Edition UnboxedOctober 15, 2018
The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Spartan Collector’s Edition is a love letter to aspiring hoplites looking to celebrate the release of the latest time-bending iteration of Ubisoft’s storied action-adventure franchise. This extravagant premium set is brimming with plenty of digital and physical content to make it a justifiable splurge for video game collectors.
As with previously released Assassin’s Creedcollector’s editions (includingOrigins’ GODS Edition; and Unity’s and Black Flag’s collector’s editions), the Assassin’s Creed Origins Spartan Edition comes with a range of compelling extras. Downloadable trimmings consist of Gold Edition content (Season Pass, Secrets of Greece bonus mission, Assassin’s Creed III Remastered, Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered and three-day early access) along with the Deluxe Edition Pack (Capricornus Naval Pack, Kronus Gear Pack, Herald of Dusk Gear Pack, as well as Drachma and XP boosts), and The Blind King bonus mission.
While the Assassin’s Creed Spartan Edition’s digital add-ons go a long way toward justifying its considerable higher price tag (relative to the Ultimate, Gold, Deluxe, and standard editions), collectors are likely to find the set’s physical elements the most enticing elements. Inside the decorative black and crimson collector’s box, buyers will find the game in a beautiful metal disc case along with a map of the game world; an audio disc soundtrack (featuring a curated selection of tracks); and a striking 64-page art book and lithograph highlighting the original work of Ubisoft Quebec’s talented corps of artists. However, the highlight of the Assassin’s Creed Origins Spartan Edition is the gorgeous 15.75-inch statue it comes with. Officially dubbed, The Spartan Leap, the Ubicollectibles piece depicts the game’s protagonist, Alexios, bounding from a pedestal with his 10.5-inch dory in his right hand and 3.5-inch Spear of Leonidas in his left. In addition to those removable weapons, the statue comes with a 3.5-inch xiphos that can be wielded or sheathed at the figure’s side.
Ubisoft’s limited edition Assassin’s Creed Spartan Edition began shipping officially on September 26, 2018 for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $159.99 USD. It released alongside the even more extravagant (and costly) Pantheon, Ultimate, Gold, Deluxe, and standard (digital download and disc-based) editions for the PC and current generation Sony and Microsoft consoles.