Ubisoft Unveils Alexios, an Assassin’s Creed Odyssey-Themed Alexa | Gaming News
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If you find yourself needing more info on Epidaurus – and who hasn’t? – Alexios is here to help.
Spartan Skill performs all the same functions that Alexa normally does, but it will bring some new functionality as soon as Odyssey becomes available on October 2 to those who preordered the Gold Edition (the full release is October 5). Once Odyssey is out, Spartan Skill will be able to provide historical background information about certain in-game locations. To use Spartan Skill after downloading it, Alexa owners just need to say, “Alexa, open the Spartan” before asking it their question.
Ubisoft says that Spartan Skill will have responses for over 1,500 prompts. For instance, it will respond to “What’s the news?” with lines like “The sirens lured another ship to its doom. Forty-five sailors died happily.”
As for the in-game info, Ubisoft has programmed the Spartan Skill to give responses to more than 300 points of interest within Odyssey. If users ask about Epidaurus, for example, Spartan Skill will say, “Epidaurus was strategically placed between Athens and Argos as an entry point for pilgrims. They would travel from all over Greece to the nearby healing sanctuary of Asklepios.”
Ubisoft is also producing a limited number of Spartan warrior-themed skins for Alexa. They won’t be for sale, however. Fans can win them by sharing the above Assassin’s Creed odyssey Amazon Alexios video on Facebook. Ubisoft will select five winners at random on Oct. 9.
The Spartan Skill follows in the footsteps of Destiny 2 and The Elder Scrolls: V Skyrim in getting its own Alexa tie-in. It’s also the second unlikely platform to get some form of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey support announced this month, as Switch is now getting a cloud-based version of Odyssey in Japan.