With two different Assassin’s Creed games coming out this Fall, the usual choice of Preorders will be more insane than usual. Do you order from Gamestop or Ubisoft directly? Is the Collector Edition worth it or will regular game suffice? Do I get AC: Unity or AC: Rogue or both? There so many questions, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who researches constantly to find the best deal to suit me. So for the sake of gamers everywhere, I’ve compiled all my research into this article to detail the choices – whether in the US or International.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
In classic pro-order fashion, Assassins Creed: Unity offers a variety of Preorder bonuses depending on WHERE you decide to go.
- Pioneer Axe – “Carve through the thickest armor with ease, thanks to the armor splitter axe’s relentless cleaving power.”
- Razorhead Spear – “Bring your enemies to their knees with the razor head spear, a lethal polearm designed to penetrate the toughest armor around.”
- Maple Hunting Rifle – “With its pinpoint accuracy and incredible range, the maple hunting rifle is the weapon of choice for stealthy assassins who prefer to lurk in the shadows and devastate their enemies at long range.”
- Under/Over Pistol – “Shoot Twice and ask questions later” with this double barreled, quick reloading gun that is the perfect mid range weapon for any Assassin Hunter
US Collector’s Edition: – (PRICE: US $129.99)
Remember that more or less, Assassins Creed: Unity is pretty much the main Assassins Creed game for this year. As such, there are so many different Collector Edition offerings that it’d be crazy to detail them all. I will go into detail for the US Collector Edition; but provide links at the bottom for all my International readers who want to check out the various other impressive offerings.
- 16” Arno Figure
- Official Soundtrack
- Fully Functional Music Box
- 2 exclusive Single Player Missions (The Chemical Revolution & Killed By Science)
The Chemical Revolution bonus mission, which was previously promoted in the trailers, find Arno trying to rescue the ‘Father of Modern Chemistry’ Antoine Laurent Lavoisier. After much work, Antoine completed a poisonous bomb; but was captured before giving it to you. Save Antoine and find the formula before it’s too late! As for the ‘Killed By Science’ Mission, not much is known yet, but it seems to revolve around Arno discovering the reasons behind a man’s mysterious death.
Now for the International Collector Editions. Much remains the same, but there are some key difference – and more variety. Below you can find the set details of the Bastille Edition, Guillotine Edition, Notre Dame Edition, and Special Amazon Offer.
Personally, I want Arno’s Pocket Watch. That detailing is absolutely beautiful and really makes you feel like part of the story. I doubt I’d be able to get it here in the US; but I’ll try my best. Though who knows, maybe it might become available later on. All I know is, it’s gorgeous!
Spin To Win Game:
No matter which edition you chooses – regular or collector – you will still get access to the Spin To Win game. Contrary to what some might be thinking, this is not a ‘spin to get a random preorder bonus’ game. You will still get the set preorder bonuses and the Spin To Win game serves as a supplementary prize – NOT an alternative. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. So preorder early and Spin for your chance to win amazing prizes like:
- Exotic Trips – Paris, Ubisoft Montreal, Comic-Con
- Games and Digital Content
- Exclusive Apparel
- Home Entertainment Systems
- And More!
Every Friday new prizes will be given away and you’ll get another 5 spins for each. So don’t miss out!
Assassin’s Creed: Rogue (PS3, Xbox)
Contrary to Assassins Creed: Unity’s preorder bonuses, Rogue offers a much more centralized spread. Whether at Game Stop, Amazon, etc all preorders come include:
- The Ultimate Hunter Pack & Siege of Fort de Sable Mission
The Siego of Fort de Sable mission, which was promoted in the announcement trailer as a preorder bonus, will add another Fort to raid during your navel travels. This fort will locked away in the deep unexplored northern territory of the New World. Now as for the Ultimate Hunter Pack, it seems as though this bonus will actually be a combination of several other packs which are the bonuses for other countries/ will become available later in the PS Store.The Commander Pack (outfit, figurehead, pistols, sword & dagger), Officer Pack (outfit, wheel, pistols, sails), Templar Pack (outfit, wheel, sails, sword & dagger) each have their own gifts; but the Ultimate Hunter Pack promises various outfits, weapons, and ship upgrades from the other packs. Preorders made easy!
Though to claim these preorders in game, please refer to this Help Me article about the Ultimate Hunter Pack & Templar Pack.
Collector’s Edition: – (PRICE: US $69.99/ AU $89.99/ £54.99)
Assassins’c Creed: Rogue might be last gen; but that doesn’t mean it won’t get a Collector’s Edition as well. As reported by Ubisoft, the Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Collector’s Edition will be pretty straightforward; but nonetheless impressive.
- 3 Lithographs
- Official Soundtrack
- 2 exclusive Single Player Missions (Siege of Fort de Sable & Armor of Sir Gunn’s Quest)
The Armor of Sir Gunn’s Quest, this mission will challenge you to find the remains of Scottish explorer and Templar Sir James Gunn. Much like the Armor of Brutus, Mayan Armor, and other similar quests in past games, this mission will require some travel and problem solving on your part; but in the end you’ll be rewarded with amazing new armor that just might shed some light on the man who first discovered the new world.
A very special thanks to Access The Animus, DoubleJump, and GameSpot for helping compile all of this information. If you haven’t checked them out yet, you really should. And stay tuned here as well for more updates and reviews.