Do you ever talk to your Alexa and wish that it sounded more like an ancient Greek assassin? Sure you do, who in their right mind wouldn't wish that? The popular digital assistant from Amazon can do many things— and now it can grant that very particular and unusual wish. Prepare to meet your new digital friend, Alexios. He's Greek, he's a warrior, and he's ready to help you with the weather report.
Ubisoft, the makers of the fast-approaching game Assassin's Creed Odyssey, are responsible for this "two great tastes that may or may not taste great together" effort. Their latest tale of Assassins fighting Templars (and other such secret proto-organizations) will take you to ancient Greece, where for the first time you will be able to choose the gender of your character. All of the killing (the plentiful, plentiful killing) that your character does will also have consequences.
If you have an Alexa, you will be able to transform it into "Alexios" in honor of the game. Alexios will talk differently, be very knowledgeable about the ins and outs of ancient Greece, and be able to help you through the game itself.
Take a look at the advertisement below, which sees Alexios getting to know a regular suburban family:
Alexios won't necessarily give your children knives to play with, but he will definitely be quite different from your regular Alexa. As Ubisoft says, you might ask him what the news is, and he could respond with "The sirens lured another ship to its doom. 45 sailors died happily." Important news there, and certainly something you don't want to miss!
Aside from doing all the things that Alexa does (in a highly exaggerated and mythical manner), Alexios will also help players of the new Assassin's Creed game through the story. He'll know plenty about the historical locations in the game, and may even share some tips.
How can you transform your Alexa into Alexios? The good news is that you can do it right now, and you don't have to wait. All you have to do is say, "Alexa, open The Spartan," and the skill will open. If you say it on October 2, it will be able to help you with the game ... though you'll have three more days to wait until the game's release.
Hold your Trojan horses for a moment, because that's not all! Ubisoft has also created a new limited-edition Alexa model that emulates the look of the Greek helmets seen in the game. If you want your Alexios to truly look the part, then this new model should fit the bill.
Some of these will be a part of a sweepstakes being held by Ubisoft— for more information on how to attain this glorious gift, take a look at Ubisoft's competition information here. Assassin's Creed Odyssey will launch a thousand ships on October 5, on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. As we've said, Alexios can be unlocked right now. Before inviting him into your home, however, remember: beware of Greeks bearing gifts, and definitely beware of Greeks bearing traffic updates.