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This isn’t madness, this is Sparta! Check out a new Alexa skill today

In anticipation for the October 2 release of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Amazon has announced that it has enabled a new skill for its Alexa devices that will change the system into an embodiment of protagonist Alexios. The skill will allow users to ask their device questions and receive some very Spartan responses.

Starting today, the Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey Spartan skill is available to answer many of the same questions you would ask Alexa. With over 1,500 responses, the skill can be enabled on any Echo device, which includes the Echo Plus, Echo Dot, Echo, Echo Spot and Echo Show. Players can find the skill in the Alexa Skills Store through the Alexa app or an Amazon.com.

Once Assassin’s Creed Odyssey early access begins on October 2, the skill will serve as a companion piece for players along their epic journey, creating new ways to learn about various points of interest in the game, including descriptions of landmarks, cities and ports, without disrupting their gameplay experience.

While the skill works on any Alexa-enabled device, Ubisoft and R/GA also produced a limited edition Amazon Echo Plus made to look like a Spartan helmet.  A small number of these limited edition devices will be available for free in limited quantities as part of a giveaway promotion.

Once the skill is enabled, players can simply say, “Alexa open the Spartan skill” to get started. Here are a few examples of the skill’s finest Spartan responses to common questions:

“What’s the temperature today?

“It’s colder than the heart of Hades after a bad breakup.”

 

“Tell me about the Temple of Zeus.”

“The Temple of Zeus at the foot of the Akropolis was a vast temple dedicated to Olympian Zeus. Construction began under the tyrant Peisistratos but was interrupted by the emergence of democracy.”

 

“What’s on my shopping list?”

“Blood-stain remover.  That is all.”

 

“Tell me about the Battle of the Giants vs Gods.”

“Here, frightening beings of invincible strength, the Giants, avenged the Titans who were ousted by the Olympians. In result, the Giants were struck by lightning and pierced with flying arrows.”

 

“Tell me a joke.”

“An Athenian declared war.  HAH!  Get it?”

 

If you’re ready to jump up in the air… erm, head to battle, check out our preview of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.

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