Winemaker Lot18 releases lineup of Assassin’s Creed-themed wines

Winemaker Lot18 releases lineup of Assassin's Creed-themed wines 1

Winemaker Lot18 has released a special collection of wine with themes from the Assassin’s Creed series. They’re named after a various assassin’s from the game and you can choose between various types of wine- including cabernet sauvignon, blends, and even a whole case of whatever you want.

Each wine is based on notable characters from the entire series like Bayek, Ezio Auditore, and Connor Kenway. They range from $20 up to $192 for a full case. So far, the wines only range from Assassin’s Creed 2 and 3 plus Origins, with none named after the newest characters Kassandra and Alexious. There could be another lineup to come.

Winemaker Lot18 has done this before with Lord of the Rings and The Walking Dead, so they’re not new to combining games and wine into one world. They make a good gift for someone who’s obsessed with Assassin’s Creed, which is just in time for the holidays. Who wouldn’t want a bottle of wine from an awesome ninja to add to their collection? If you know someone who likes wine and Assassin’s Creed, this makes the perfect gift.

Here’s the lineup from this offering:

  • 2017 Aveline de Grandpré Appellation Côtes du Rhône Contrôlée – $20
  • 2017 Arno Dorian Qualitätswein Niederösterreich Zweigelt – $20
  • 2017 Altaïr Ibn-La’ahad Loire Valley IGP Cabernet Franc – $20
  • 2015 Bayek of Siwa Spanish Tempranillo – $20
  • 2016 Connor Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon – $20
  • 2015 Ezio Auditore Super Tuscan Red Blend – $20
  • Half Case – $108
  • Full Case – $192

And you can check them out here at their store page.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey goodies: Free AC3 Remastered, DLC, “enhanced” versions

Assassin's Creed Odyssey goodies: Free AC3 Remastered, DLC, "enhanced" versions 2

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey has some exciting news regarding the additional content. Players were happy to discover that they get to play a brand new, remastered version of Assassin’s Creed III. Ubisoft released more details about this awesome freebie today.

The remastered edition comes with the DLC from the game, including the special Benedict Arnold Missions, Hidden Secrets Pack, and Tyranny of King Washington, and even a copy of Assassin’s Creed Liberation– the full game! Liberation even has Xbox One X and PS4 Pro enhanced gameplay and the original version bundled with it so you can see the difference. Talk about generous.

Here’s a game overview of AC3:

“Ignite the American Revolution as Connor, the master assassin born of the beauty and the brutality of 18th century America. As a bloody revolution draws ever nearer, your clan is threatened by a powerful group seeking to crush the American Revolution and control the thirteen colonies. Shocked into action by the devastation of your village, you pledge your life to the cause of freedom, and embark on a decades-long quest to achieve it.”

The base game will also have special enhancements (via Ubisoft):

  • Resolution upscale allowing you to play in 4K & HDR on PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, and PC, and 1080p on PS4 and Xbox One.
  • Higher resolution textures
  • New character models
  • New lighting rendering system: Physically Based Rendering
  • Denser crowd, environments and VFX

So, to recap, here’s what you get with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey with the season pass:

  • Assassin’s Creed III (base game with enhancements)
  • Benedict Arnold Missions DLC
  • Hidden Secrets Pack DLC
  • Tyranny of King Washington DLC
  • Assassin’s Creed: Liberation (base game)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Liberation (enhanced)

The first DLC will release in December. It’s an episodic adventure called Legacy of the First Blade. The Fate of Atlantis is the second one and will be out Spring 2019.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey trailer shows off the “Power of Choice”

Assassin's Creed Odyssey trailer shows off the "Power of Choice" 3

Ubifost released a new trailer of its next game in the Assassin’s Creed universe- Odyssey. The trailer is titled “Power of Choice” and showcases how player influences can affect the outcome of the game.

The trailer is a firsthand demo of how player choice plays a huge role in the game. Players can choose and customize everything from the character, dialogue choices, abilities, battle approaches, and even the armor style. If anything, this is the most open-ended Assassin’s Creed game to date. With the success of Origins, Odyssey takes a similar approach to player freedom and kicks it up a notch (or two).

Odyssey is scheduled for release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 5th. Early access is available to those who purchase one of the special editions of the game, which can be pre-ordered right now from major retailers.

Here are some official selling points (taken from the Ubisoft product page):

  • LEGENDARY SPARTAN HERO – Embark on your journey from outcast to legendary Spartan hero.
  • ANCIENT GREECE AWAITS – Explore an entire country full of unexpected encounters in untamed environments and bustling ancient cities.
  • CHOOSE YOUR PATH – Your choices shape the world around you. Play in a living world that constantly reacts to your every decision.
  • FIGHT EPIC BATTLES – Charge into epic clashes between Sparta and Athens in battles pitting 150v150 soldiers against each other.
  • SAIL THE AEGEAN SEA – Recruit crewmembers and customize your ship as you explore and battle your way on the open seas.

The game will be available in a variety of different versions. The Gold Edition costs $99.99 and includes the base game, season pass, and the Secrets of Greece mission with 2-day early access.

The Digital Deluxe Edition costs $79.99 and includes the Deluxe Edition pass. Pre-orders get The Blind King mission and the Secrets of Greece mission.

The Ultimate Edition costs $119.99 and comes with the special missions, Deluxe Edition pass, and a 2-day earlier access.

There are also two special editions of the game. The first is the Spartan Edition, which retails at $159.99 and includes the following:

  • Early access starting on October 2.
  • Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey Gold Edition and additional digital content including: the Deluxe Edition Pack, the Season Pass, which will give players access to all upcoming major expansions, as well as the additional mission The Blind King.
  • By Ubicollectibles : The Spartan Leap statue (height 15.55 in)
  • The Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey Steelbook™.
  • A 64-page art book featuring the original designs and concept art from the Ubisoft Quebec artists.
  • An exclusive lithograph by Hugo Puzzuoli from Ubisoft Quebec.
  • A printed version of the game’s hand-drawn world map.
  • The selected game soundtrack.

The second is the Pantheon Collector’s Edition, which will cost $219.99 and includes:

  • Early access starting on October 2.
  • Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey Gold Edition and additional digital content including: the Deluxe Edition Pack, the Season Pass, which will give players access to all upcoming major expansions, as well as the additional mission The Blind King.
  • By Ubicollectibles : Two statues forming The Nemesis Diorama (height 39.5cm, width 65cm).
  • The Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey Steelbook™.
  • A 64-page art book featuring the original designs and concept art from the Ubisoft Quebec artists.
  • An exclusive lithograph by Hugo Puzzuoli from Ubisoft Quebec.
  • A printed version of the game’s hand-drawn world map.

There are plenty of goodies to be had for those hardcore fans of Assassin’s Creed and plenty to get excited about.

Assassin’s Creed Origins’ first DLC rolling out in January

ACO fans will get their first DLC soon.

Ubisoft’s latest Assassin’s Creed game is about to meet its first DLC pack. Assassin’s Creed: Origins was a well-received game that brought back many original fans of the series. The game focused on an open-world taking place in Egypt with many side-quests and tons of things to do. Now, the first major expansion is about … Read more Assassin’s Creed Origins’ first DLC rolling out in January