There’s an $800 edition of Assassin’s Creed Origins

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There’s an $800 edition of Assassin’s Creed Origins

Assassin’s Creed fans with deep pockets have a special edition of the next game in the franchise just for them: a $799.99 “Dawn of the Creed Legendary Edition” of Assassin’s Creed Origins.

There are seven versions of Assassin’s Creed Origins up for pre-order at the official Ubisoft Store. They range from the standard $59.99 edition of the game to a $99.99 “Gold” version that includes the season pass all the way up to the “Legendary” collector’s edition that includes, well, just about everything.

PlayStation not on board with cross-play Minecraft

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PlayStation not on board with cross-play Minecraft

While just about every version of Minecraft will soon support cross-platform play, that’s not the case with the PlayStation, Java and Wii U versions of the title, a Microsoft spokesperson told Polygon.

“The original Java PC version and all other isolated versions will have ‘Edition’ names, like Minecraft: Wii U Edition and Minecraft: Java Edition,” the spokesperson said. “Further, we are still in discussions with Sony about PlayStation and have nothing to confirm at this point. We would love to work with Sony to bring players on PlayStation 4 into our united ecosystem as well.”

Ubisoft at E3 2017: The 8 best announcements

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Ubisoft at E3 2017: The 8 best announcements

Ubisoft’s E3 press conference put its development teams front and center with a host of announcements. The presentation touched on sequels to many fan favorite franchises and included details on the new Assassin’s Creed Origins, Far Cry 5 and the first details on Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. The presentation even ended with the reveal of the first trailer for Beyond Good & Evil 2.

Here’s a bite-sized summary of the biggest Ubisoft stories of the day.

Far Cry 5 shows you how to hit a cult

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Far Cry 5 shows you how to hit a cult

Far Cry 5’s appearance in Ubisoft’s E3 keynote on Monday introduced viewers to the situation in Hope County, Montana, scene of a doomsday cult’s takeover and subsequent federal law enforcement siege that forms the basis of the game’s story.

The gameplay trailer showed off the the team of agents the player will use in the campaign. A sniper, a pilot and a trusty canine are all part of the NPC team the player can assemble. The trusty pooch even fetches guns from enemies. The trailer opens with what appears to be an early mission in the game before spreading out to scenes from others.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a new toys to life game from Ubisoft

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Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a new toys to life game from Ubisoft

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is the new toys-to-life game from Ubisoft. It will allow players to create a team of starfighter pilots and directly control them in battle against an enemy known as the Forgotten Legion.

At the center of the experience is a novel set of collectible starship toys. Each one of them can be physically altered by swapping out weapons at specific hardpoints on the wings and hull. They can then be attached to player’s controllers, and will be recognized by the game. Ubisoft also showed off a custom attachment system for the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con grip.

Steep’s first expansion is all about the Winter Olympics

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Steep’s first expansion is all about the Winter Olympics

Ubisoft’s open-world snowboarding game Steep will receive its first full expansion this winter. Steep: Road to the Olympics will launch Dec. 5 and feature content inspired by the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The expansion will arrive just ahead of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Part of the new experiences available in the game include events like slalom and skicross, further diversifying the basic version of Steep’s gameplay.

New Assassin’s Creed Origins trailer introduces ancient Egypt

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New Assassin’s Creed Origins trailer introduces ancient Egypt

Assassin’s Creed Origins takes place in ancient Egypt, thousands of years before every other Assassin’s Creed game, and Ubisoft showed a new trailer at its E3 2017 press briefing to give people glimpses at the sandy setting.

Open-world gaming is a foundational element of the Assassin’s Creed series, and the environment of Origins looks massive. Great pyramids, sculptures of deities, rocky cliffs, reedy swamps are all on display in the trailer. There are plenty of animals, too, including lions, horses, gazelles, a crocodile and even a hippopotamus. We get a look at life in ancient Egypt: farmers, religious leaders, sailing.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle gets these very pricy figures

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle gets these very pricy figures

There are already figures on sale for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, but these aren’t amiibo. Instead, they’re six-inch figurines of Rabbids characters cosplaying as various Mario stars — and they cost $39.99 each.

There are four variations of these figures, each one a detailed replica of Kingdom Battle’s Mario-styled Rabbids. There’s a Yoshi, Peach, Mario and Luigi on sale, but they don’t do much beyond looking exactly like the in-game characters.