The new Assassin’s Creed game luckily arrived and WE are glad, because this year’s special package is even better than last year’s Black Edition. The Codex Edition comes in a big paper box which protects the Renaissance chest. At fist glance it’s a really attractive mottled box, but actually it is made of plastic and has a cheap effect.
After removing the lid you can take a closer look at the codex itself with a leatherette cover. The first pages of the codex are thick and harsh, full of hand-drawn notes and texts; the last section has stunning artworks, printed on glossy paper.
Inside the package you can also find a Soundtrack with 22 selected tunes and a bonus DVD with video materials and pictures. One envelope holds the Ubisoft Workshop promotion material and 3 art cards. Map of Rome is also part of the package, after finishing the game you can use its other side as a great looking poster on your wall. From the Assassin’s Creed booster pack you can pull out 16 unique cards. The Lineage DVD has 3 episodes as a prequel to Assassin’s Creed 2.
At the bottom of the chest there is a secret pocket that hides the normal edition game with some downloadable codes. By activating them you can unlock two single player quests (Aqueducts, Trajan Market), two multiplayer characters (Harlequin, Officer) and an extra armor type.
Released by: Ubisoft
Release date: 19-NOV-2010
Release price: £69.99
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Contents: Collectible packaging, Renaissance chest, Codex, Poster/Map, 16 multiplayer characters cards, Bonus DVD, Soundtrack CD, Envelope with 3 art cards, Lineage DVD, Normal edition game, Downloadable content (2 single player maps, 2 multiplayer characters, Armor).