The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Echo Plus is a limited edition, which will no doubt make fans want the thing that much more. It’s a standard Amazon device that Ubisoft dressed up in a Spartan helmet, to be given away in small quantities through the company’s site.
The ridiculous thing is the game maker’s way of promoting a new Alexa skill, designed to provide useful tips for the upcoming action role-playing title. The download will be available for all Echo devices (Greek battle helmet or no) starting October 2 — three days before Assassin’s Creed Odyssey officially hits consoles.
There are 1,500 responses available through the skill, which describe points of interest, offer up contextual information and just generally help you through the game. There also are some fittingly goofy ones designed to parrot common Alexa questions like,
“What’s the temperature today?”
“It’s colder than the heart of Hades after a bad breakup.”
“What’s on my shopping list?”
“Blood-stain remover. That is all.”
“Tell me a joke.”
“An Athenian declared war. HAH! Get it?”
They say comedy’s all in the timing, and that one’s about 2,500 years late.