We’re a passionate crowd, us gamers. We obsess about out favourite games; we editorialise for hours about why our chosen console is the best; we construct elaborate outfits based on our most beloved game characters. Basically, we take it seriously. And that’s why companies like Ubisoft can sell $500 statuettes related to the games we play, and know that we will buy them. This latest one is called the Trials of the Gods figurine, it’s based on a trio of Egyptian gods you may remember from Assassin’s Creed Origins, and it’s quite lovely.
This 22cm high statuette, crafted out of resin and brass, features detailed busts of deities Anubis, Sekhmet, and Sobek slotted into a hefty, hieroglyphic-adorned base. If you took part in the Trials of the Gods post-launch events then these three will be all too familiar to you – Anubis the dog-faced git, Sekmet the Khajiit-looking lion woman, and that punk Sobek with the crocodile snout, together they carved a terrifying triptych of misery for everyone who had to deal with them in AC Origins.
The Trials of the Gods figurine will be available from 15 March, but even at $500 you’re probably going to struggle to get hold of one – Ubisoft is only making 100 of the things.