Ubisoft has announced the ‘ACO Kicks’ collaboration with sneaker artist Dominic Lowman, of Carmeno Custom Kicks. Together, the video games publisher and Lowman have merged the worlds of Ancient Egypt and the influential Yeezy sneaker to create 16 pairs of bespoke, hand-crafted Assassin’s Creed Origins wearable sneakers, ahead of the global launch of the game later this month.
The sneaker design takes inspiration from the historical setting of the latest instalment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise – marrying the modern world of popular culture with Ancient Egypt in a world first. The collaboration saw Lowman researching and exploring the ancient, in-game world created by Ubisoft’s development team in Montreal, before transforming and applying these themes into his bespoke Yeezy design.
With a focus on Bayek, the lead character in Assassin’s Creed Origins, Lowman has produced a distinctive design available in white, and a black edition to reflect the overall design of the latest instalment in the franchise.
Watch the Assassin’s Creed Origins x Carmeno Custom Kicks video below:
The exclusive sneakers will only be available to lucky competition winners. Details will be announced across Ubisoft and partner social media channels shortly, so fans can find out how to put themselves in the running to become one of the lucky few to own a pair of the one-of-a-kind ACO Kicks.
Lowman, who boasts an Instagram following of over 60,000 ‘sneakerhead’ followers, said of the collaboration:
[blockquote]It’s been so cool to work with Ubisoft on designing the Assassin’s Creed Origin’s sneaks. For me, sneaker culture is a perfect representation of popular culture right now and it’s been amazing to merge this with a gaming franchise to create something that is not only wearable, but rich with history and a back story.[/blockquote]
View some images of the Assassin’s Creed Origins x Carmeno Custom Kicks collaboration in our gallery:
Set in Ancient Egypt at the time of Cleopatra, Assassin’s Creed Origins will take players back to the very beginning, as they discover the origins of the Assassin’s Creed itself. With an entire country to explore, from deserts to lush oases, from the Mediterranean Sea to the tombs of Giza, players will be able to uncover the lost secrets of Ancient Egypt, unearthing hidden tombs, exploring the Great Pyramids, and discovering the stories of mummies, the gods and the last pharaohs. The game is a brand new vision for the franchise, embracing Action-RPG elements, where players level up, loot, and choose their abilities to customise their very own skilled Assassin. They will also experience a completely new combat system, allowing them to attack and defend multiple enemies at once, fighting against dangerous factions and wild beasts as they explore a gigantic and unpredictable land.
Assassin’s Creed Origins will be available on October 27th, 2017, for Xbox One, PS4 Pro, PS4 and Windows PC. It will also be enhanced for the Xbox One X at its launch on November 7th, 2017. Check out the official Assassin’s Creed website for more information on the game.