Assassin's Creed Unity: Uber Edition comes with free croissant and decapitated head
In the seemingly endless quest to cram extraneous crap into special editions, for vast amounts of money, Ubisoft has revealed the Uber Edition for Assassin's Creed Unity. The limited edition--which is only available at Barry's Video Games and Phone Repairs in Hull--features the game (set inside an oblong, wooden case, guaranteed to fall off any shelf), a dirty postcard of a French prostitute, a stale croissant, and an actual decapitated head.
Ubisoft's Head of Tat, Jean-Jacques Randerson, claims that the Uber Edition will give “true fans a taste of Parisian life at the bargain price of £999.95. The best bit is that they won't even have to visit Paris to get it”. When purchased, the Uber Edition will be presented by a cafe waiter with a pencil-moustache, who will barely hide his contempt for the customer.
2014 has seen a string of elaborate special editions appearing for pre-order. Back in January, Square Enix offered the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition - Hunter Pack, which featured a week-old deer carcass, and a small phial of Lara Croft's tears. Then in May, Nintendo launched the controversial Mario Kart 8: Full Throttle Edition that came with a 1998 Ford Mondeo and a dead tortoise, crudely painted green.
Chuck Savage, a special edition buyer from Texas, says: “Frankly, it's getting silly now. A couple of years ago, you'd get a small toy and a flimsy art-book in a special edition. Now, I'm running out of room in my house for all this random garbage.”
“Plus, I already have about 57 decapitated heads already. Why would I want another?”