April 19th, 2013 Ayiu
Nintendo have announced during their last direct-show that the Animal Crossing New Leaf 3DS XL will also be released in Europe and North America. So far the Special Edition has only seen the light of day in Japan but now it is confirmed, the system will be released alongside the game on June 9 in North America and June 14 in Europe.
The game Animal Crossing New Leaf 3DS is already pre-installed on the systems 4GB SD card.
Recommended retail price is set to £199.99 GBP/€ 219.99 EUR for people from Europe and $219.99 USD for customers in the United States.
pre-orders can be placed at ShopTo.net for “only” £189.85 GBP
March 2nd, 2013 Ayiu
SCEA has announced a “First Edition” pre-order only release, for their upcoming game Beyond: Two Souls, meaning that all pre-ordered copies of Beyond: Two Souls are the Limited Edition. Sony also has announced that the game will hit store shelves on 8 October 2013.
So far this pre-order initiative is only available in the US and Canada through Gamestop/ EB-Games Stores for $59.99 USD/CAD but most likely other countries and stores will follow soon.
The Limited Edition of Beyond: Two Souls is packed in an exclusive Steelbook and includes:
- Extensive Behind The Scenes Video Features
- Dynamic PS3 Theme
- PSN Avatar Pack
pre-orders can be placed at Gamestop.com & Gamestop.ca where you’ll also receive a GameStop exclusive 30-minute playable additional scene DLC
Thanks to ce.o member Letrico for the heads up.
January 31st, 2013 Ayiu
Today Nintendo has announced that Lego City Undercover, which is exclusive to the Wii U console, will be released in EU territories on 28 March 2013 and in the US on 26 March 2013.
As you explore, you can use the Wii U GamePad as a communicator to talk to others, to scan your surroundings for clues or criminals, or to view the handy map and GPS route when driving around the city.
LEGO City Undercover will also be available in a Limited-Edition software bundle that includes a Minifigure of Chase McCain, Lego City Undercover’s main playable character.
Some stores are already offering the Lego Figure as a pre-order bonus but this one will be wrapped up in a proper box.
Unfortunately, it’s not up for pre-order yet but I am sure most major retailers will have it in stock soon.
Update: It’s now available for pre-order in the UK at Amazon
Thanks to ingmar1988 for the heads up!
January 18th, 2013 Ayiu
EA-Sports recently announced the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 Historic Edition. The Edition will offer the Augusta golf course in its 1934 form and its current day form. Players are also able to use era-specific gear and equipment and can take part in the Inaugural Augusta National Invitation Tournament.
The Historic Edition will contain the following five bonus courses:
- Royal County Down
- Royal Melbourne
- TPC Blue Monster at Doral
- Augusta 1934
Aside from the bonus courses, the Historic Edition also includes:
- A walk through of the original 1934 layout of Augusta National
- The present-day Augusta National Golf Club course
- Augusta National’s world-class Tournament Practice Facility
- Augusta National’s Par 3 course
- Green Jacket ceremony
- Augusta, the Song, as heard during the Masters Tournament television broadcast
Take a look at the Augusta golf course what it looked like back then:
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 Historic Edition is scheduled for release on 31st April in North America.
So far the Edition is only available in the US for Ps3 and Xbox 360
pre-orders can be made at Amazon.com for $69.99 USD
October 6th, 2011 Anjelaoni
2K Games have announced that The Darkness II will come in a Limited Edition. The Limited Edition is a free (and automatic) upgrade for anyone who pre-orders The Darkness II.
The Darkness II Limited Edition includes:
- Custom artwork illustrated by Marc Silvestri
- Free digital download of The Darkness Origins Volume 1 and 2 comics
Exclusive In-Game Items:
- Alternate darkling outfit – “Crazy Abdul”
- Two character ability upgrades:
- Gourmet Hearts: provides bonus for eating hearts
- Relic Hunter: locates collectible items in the world
I’m not sure if there is a special Steelbook or anything like that. It sounds as if there is only some digital Content for the Limited Edition.
March 28th, 2011 Ayiu
game.co.uk have listed Brink Special Edition for pre-order. The item description states that the Brink Special Edition includes the following in-game packs:
- In-game DOOM pack: Bulpdaun SMG skins, Cacodemon body tattoo, two DOOM t-shirts, two DOOM caps
- In-game Spec Ops pack: Hockler machine pistol, Sloani mask, greeneye scope, dogtag tattoo
According to the website listing, the game is set for release on the 5th of May 2011 for a price of £39.99
February 8th, 2011 Michael Pica
It’s time for another “Not So Special Edition” where the cool and exclusive stuff that you paid extra for in your CE becomes not so unique and not so exclusive.
Most people who bought the Dead Space 2 CE were disappointed to find out that the included “replica” Plasma Cutter wasn’t actually life size. This made it more of a Scale Model than a “Replica” (I think EA needs to buy a dictionary).
If you’re really had your heart set on one, well now’s your chance, Entertainment Earth has one up for pre-order.
This full size replica Plasma Cutter is approximately 11-inches tall x 3-inches wide x 17-inches long. This Plasma Cutter is the original size of the Plasma Cutter utilized by Isaac Clarke in Dead Space 2. It includes a 3.7 volt rechargeable battery with 30 minutes constant use battery life. The plasma cutter is made of metal with plastic parts to accommodate wiring. Estimated weight at approximately 3-pounds. The Plasma Cutter features a built in trigger when activated that reflects the signature 3-blast spot so that the use may line up its target. The Isaac Clarke’s Plasma Cutter features both the horizontal and vertical cutting modes rotating on a 90 degree angle. Ships in a uniquely designed display suitcase. Property of Isaac Clarke is displayed prominently on the outside of the case.
Interestingly the current product image is of the scale model plasma cutter that was included with the CE, you can tell by the shape of the battery door. If the description is to believed this replica will actually be a replica and made of metal to boot. Though at $240 it damn well better be made of medal. Production numbers are unclear but if you pre-order now it will be shipped in March.
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December 21st, 2010 Michael Pica
Those who purchased the Codex Edition of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood have just lost a little something that makes that release special. Ubisoft announced that they will be offering “The Trajan Market” content free to uPlay members; which is pretty much anyone with a Ubisoft game released in the last year and an internet connection.
While the Codex Edition still has a lot more going for it in terms of collector’s appeal, it’s always disheartening when you spend the extra money up front for bonus content only to have it given away to everyone after the fact.
I will say that I do like the uPlay feature, if you haven’t signed up, it’s worth doing so. Basically you get to spend your achievement points on additional content. Of course this announcement comes after i just blew all of my U points on some new Multiplayer characters and costumes for Ezio last night.
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September 1st, 2010 Michael Pica
whew… finally caught up with most of the new releases that have been announced over the last few weeks. I’ll be making news posts for some of them but getting them into the database is my #1 priority.
One discerning thing I’ve noticed is that nearly every new EA game coming out has a “Limited Edition” release. These aren’t LEs that are sold along side the regular edition, rather these are “First Edition” releases.
For those who don’t know a First Edition is basically an LE or CE that is the only version of a game that is available around the time of the games release date, where a less special regular edition comes out at a later date. This occurs frequently with books where the First edition is generally more expensive and hard bound while subsequent releases are cheaper paperbacks.
It would seem that EA is employing the book publisher’s strategy by rewarding release-day buyers of their games. Most of these only really provide a few in-game perks, like bonus XP or access to cars and weapons earlier in the game that players of the regular edition would have to play a bit before they could use.
They’ve employed this tactic with Battlefield Bad Company 2 “Limited Edition” already and so far three upcoming games have a similar LE announced:
- Crysis 2
- Medal of Honor
- Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
It will be interesting to see if this trend continues or if other publishers will follow suit. I personally will not be adding any of these games to my collection unless I happen to be buying it anyway. I think it’s a great for the average gamer but seems to cheapen the “Limited Edition” title a bit.
March 9th, 2010 Michael Pica
Once again we see special edition content being sold separately, this week it’s the God of War III soundtrack. One of the biggest features of the Ultimate edition in North America as well as the Trilogy Edition in Europe is the fact that the game includes a heavy metal soundtrack by well known bands inspired by and specifically for God of War III.
Not content with having these be exclusive to the buyers paying a premium for the CE releases the Soundtrack is available for purchase right now for about $6. Of course right now you can only buy the 6-track EP which is significantly shorter than the full length album that comes with the CE, but content is content. At least European collectors get their money’s worth with the inclusion of the first two God of War games. Then again the “God of War Collection” hasn’t been released in Europe and I’ve been enjoying my copy here in the US for some time now.
Here’s hoping Pandoras Box is as pretty in person as it looks in the pictures.
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