Alexa has an all-new personality for Assassin’s Creed fans: Alexios.
Made as a tie-in to the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the Alexios skill can now be downloaded for anyone with an Amazon Alexa. Alexios performs all the same functions as Alexa—giving updates on the weather, telling jokes, updating the calendar—but delivers each line as befits an ancient Spartan warrior. As such, you might not hear updates on the current-day news so much as you’ll hear about the sirens that lured a ship to its doom or the honor Alexios is trying to bring to our “suburban lives.”
Alexios gains another function when Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launches. Starting on October 2nd, you’ll be able to ask Alexios to tell you more about the locations you encounter in the game, and he’ll respond with with real facts about each city. If you’re curious about the history present in the game, the Alexios skill is a great way to find out more instantly.
While the Alexios skill should work with any model of Echo device, a special, limited-edition Amazon Echo Plus that actually resembles a Spartan helmet will be available to a few lucky sweepstakes winners. In order to enter, players just need to share the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Amazon Alexios video above on Facebook. Five winners will be randomly chosen on October 9th.
The Alexios skill is available now. Its extra abilities unlock on October 2nd. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey itself launches on October 5th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC. Japanese players can also stream the game on Nintendo Switch.