November 13th, 2013 Michael Pica
If you haven’t heard, Cyan Inc, the company responsible for the classic PC adventure game Myst, is currently running a Kickstarter for their new project “Obduction”. This new game is not a sequel to the classic point and click adventure but a spiritual successor. Right now the game has only been announced as being exclusive to the PC (Windows and Mac) and only available via digital-download. However as a Kickstarter only reward at the $75 and up level (or as a $50 add-on to any other level) a Special Boxed Edition will be made available for those of us (collectors) who appreciate our games boxed and on physical media. There are also a lot of other exclusive goodies including art-books and signed prints at various other support levels if you’re interested in that sort of thing.
Currently there is only 3-days left to back this project, and Cyan is less than $30K from reaching their $1.1 Million goal. Should they meet their goal (and it seems likely that they will) then the game is scheduled for release mid to late 2015.
November 4th, 2013 Ayiu
Today, Namco Bandai has unveiled the Goko Edition for their upcoming fighting game Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z. They also announced that the action fighter will release in Europe on January 24th.
The Goku Edition will be for sale in Europe and contains the following:
- Exclusive Figurine - Super Saiyan Goku (~25 cm / ~10 inch)
- Artbook of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z – Privileged Content from the Dev Team
- Unique In-Game content – Naruto Sage’s Costume for Goku
No pricing or availability has been revealed yet, but once they are, you can find further details, pre-order and Day one offers on Team-Up.Eu
October 31st, 2013 Ayiu
There is no better day than today’s Halloween to let the cat out of the bag. Somehow Konami and MercurySteam must have thought the same because today they have released details on the Castlevania 2: Lords of Shadow Dracula’s Tomb Premium Edition.
Limited to 30,000 units across Europe, and exclusive to GAME in the UK, the Dracula’s Tomb Premium Edition, as the name suggests, comes with a beautiful tomb casing which includes the following:
- Four highly detailed miniature figurines (~10 cm) designed by comic book artist Neil Googe (Judge Dredd, Wildcats)
- A4 hardcover art book
- Exclusive Steelbook
Konami has also have revealed that they created an alternative Steelbook Edition for pre-orders from Zavvi, which is encased in a metallic cover featuring an exclusive image of its central figure, Dracula
Those pre-ordering will also receive the alternate Premium Dracula suit, a Dark Dracula costume, or a Relic Rune pack, that adds a wealth of relic items to the user’s inventory, dependent on where it is pre-ordered.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 on 25th February 2014 in North America and on February 28th, 2014 around Europe.
Happy Halloween and many thanks to comaamen86 for sharing the news!
October 22nd, 2013 Ayiu
Today, EA and Respawn Entertainment have announced the release date of their upcoming blockbuster game Titanfall which will be released exclusively on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on March 11th, 2014 in North America and two days later, on the 13th of March in Europe.
Alongside of the confirmation of a release date, EA and Respawn Entertainment also revealed a Collector’s Edition of Titanfall which will be available for pre-order at selected retailers with an RRP of $249.99 USD.
Here is the written version of the content the Collector’s Edition include for such a steep price tag:
- Exclusive individually numbered 18” (~46 cm) Titan statue, handcrafted from over 300 individual parts and featuring battery-powered LED lighting
- Full-sized, hardcover art book, featuring over 190 pages of rare concept art and a variant cover that’s exclusive to this collector’s edition
- Exclusive full-size schematic poster of the Atlas titan
- Copy of the Titanfall – “Introducing the experience that combines fast-paced multiplayer action with dramatic, cinematic moments lets you enjoy the fiction of the universe without having to leave your favorite game mode.”
Pre-orders can be placed at the official Titanfall Store
International customers please be aware that the retail price in the currencies the store will support are €299.99 EUR, £249.99 GBP, and $399.99 AUD
Thanks to CE.o member ingmar1988 for the heads up!
October 18th, 2013 Ayiu
Just a few hours ago, Game announced via a Facebook post that there will be a Collector’s Edition for Link’s newest Nintendo 3DS adventure The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The game will be released on November 22 and is confirmed as Game exclusive.
For a price of £49.99 GBP the Collector’s Edition of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds comes with the following:
- Zelda The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds boxed copy
- Link’s Awakening digital download code
- Zelda musical cartridge chest: The musical treasure chest holds a collection of Nintendo 3DS carts and plays the series’ distinct chest opening melody
- A0 glossy exclusive artwork poster
Artwork not Final!
Also for those of you who did not already know, here is a short heads-up on the The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Limited Edition 3DS XL which is coming to Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Launching on the same day as the game, the console will set you back another £199.99 GBP/ $269.95 AUD.
The Zelda bundle includes the game The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, downloadable via a provided code. Also you should keep in mind that it does not include a power adapter, which needs to be purchased separately.
Pre-orders can be placed at the the Nintendo UK online store or at EB Games Australia
Thanks to comaamen86 for the Collector’s Edition news and to vhal_x & Iwatasan for the heads up on the Limited Edition console!
October 13th, 2013 Ayiu
The Free-2-Play launch title Killer Instinct for the Xbox One will get a special retail edition called Pin Ultimate Edition. So far the edition has only been announced for North America and retails exclusively through the Microsoft Store for $ 59.99 USD. Unfortunately you will only get a Digital Download Code for the game from Xbox Live and no disc.
The Pin Ultimate Edition was designed by Penny Arcade and comes packed in a premium case that unfolds into a pin display. It includes the following additional content:
- First two pins (Jago and Killer Instinct 3D Logo) from a collection of 16: Each character will get its own pin and the official Killer Instinct page will reveal surprise pins, every month until the end of the season, that can be earned through your community and in-game efforts
- All Season 1 characters (8)
- Season pass for all costumers (8) and accessory packs (16)
- Early access to all Season 1 content
- Original Killer Instinct Classic Arcade game
According to the MS-Store the release date is the 29th of November – Pre-orders can be placed here
Thanks to ce.o member SwiftDeath for the heads up!
September 25th, 2013 Ayiu
After Ubisoft acquired the game South Park: The Stick of Truth, the release date was delayed again and pushed to later in 2013. Now the wait has ended. Today, Obsidian Entertainment and Ubisoft have announced a release date for their upcoming game South Park: The Stick of Truth. The game is hitting stores on December 10th in North America and December 13th in Europe. Along with the release date Ubisoft also announced that there will be a special Grand Wizard Edition of the game. The Grand Wizard Edition will be available to pre-order exclusively at Amazon and Ubi’s Uplay store.
You can start pre-ordering the Grand Wizard Edition of South Park: The Stick of Truth on September 30th at the Uplay store for a price that’s yet to be announced with the following content:
- Grand Wizard Cartman figure from Kidrobot – A 6″ (~15 cm) replica figure of Grand Wizard Cartman equipped with his Stick of Authority: The Grand Wizard Cartman figure is not available in stores and can only be found in the Grand Wizard Edition.
- Kingdom of South Park Map – The entire town of South Park has been mapped for the first time in South Park history.
- The Stick of Truth Ultimate Fellowship Pack – Unlock the ultimate fellowship with the one pack to rule them all! Choose your class and pick your perk with four exclusive Stick of Truth costumes that come equipped with special abilities. Suit up as the Necromancer Sorcerer to increase your fire damage, earn extra gold by equipping the Rogue Assassin outfit, deal extra weapon damage with the Ranger Elf costume, or raise your defense with the Holy Defender outfit. The choice is yours, New Kid
Thanks to comaamen86 for the heads up!
Update: Available to pre-order at Amazon.co.uk for £74.99 GBP
September 23rd, 2013 Ayiu
Ahead of the September 26 FIFA 14 release date, Elektronic Arts have decided to offer a pre-sale three days before the official launch. So today, September 23 at 16 o’ clock & 20 o’ clock Fifa fans have a once in a life time chance to snag up one of two super limited packs at Paris. Both packs will be sold at la Gaîté Lyrique and the funds will be fully donated to the Cé Ke Du Bonheur association. Those lucky ones who managed to get one of the Editions will also have the privilege to attend the launch party of the game along with stars like Wiz Khalifa, Kavinsky, Blaise Matuidi, Soprano, Breakbot, Orelsan, Michaël Youn, Pierre Ménès and many others.
The Player Edition of FIFA 14 is limited to 100 units and includes the game FIFA 14 and Monster MVP Carbon Headphones for € 249 EUR (~$335 USD)
The Sports Edition of FIFA 14 comes slightly cheaper for only € 89 EUR (~120 USD) and is limited to 500 units. It includes the game FIFA 14, an EA Cap and an EA T-Shirt.
The Editions are both available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
September 19th, 2013 Ayiu
Today Namco Bandai have announced that there will be two Editions for their upcoming game Dark Souls II. First of all the Dark Souls Collector’s Edition which has all the core basics of a great collector’s edition and the Black Armour Pre-order Edition.
Both the Dark Souls II Collector’s Edition and Black Armour Edition will be out on march 14, 2014 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Dark Souls II for PCs will launch shortly after in 2014.
The Collector’s Edition will be available for $119.99 USD/$169.95 AUD and includes the following:
- Black Armour Edition
- Metal Case
- Game Soundtrack CD composed by famed Japanese composer Motoi Sakuraba
- 12″ (~30 cm) Premium Quality Warrior Knight Figurine weighing in at nearly 16 ounces (~ 450 grams)
- Authentic Cloth Map of the Dark Souls II game world
- Hardbound Art-Book – Filled with never-before-seen images created by the talented artists at game developer FromSoftware
Black Armour Edition
At no addition cost the Black Armour Edition features a metal case that contains both the game disc and the official game soundtrack. As a first edition, as it is called, all versions of the Black Armour Edition from the initial production are the first edition. Later releases will not include the Metal Case or Soundtrack.
Currently pre-orders are only available for those from the US at Gamestop and Australia at EbGames / JBHifi
Update: UK folks can place their pre-orders at Shopto for £89.86 GBP or at Amazon.co.uk for £62.27 GBP/£62.95
Thanks to ce.o member Letrico for the early heads up!
August 15th, 2013 Ayiu
Microsoft and Turn 10 have announced a Limited Edition for Forza Motorsport 5 – one of the games that will launch alongside the Xbox One in November 2013. The Limited Edition of Forza Motorsports 5 comes in a Steelbook Case featuring the all-new 2014 Audi RS7 Sportback on the cover.
Apart from the Steelbook the Forza Motorsport 5 Limited Edition includes the following:
- Decal sheet and 1,250 car tokens worth $9.99 USD – which Microsoft says grants you access to any car in the game
- Limited Edition Car Pack: This five-car pack features new cars that are already destined for legendary status. Each car in the Forza Motorsport 5 Limited Edition Car Pack will feature a Limited Edition livery and will be tuned to the top of its respective class.
- 2011 Audi RS 3 Sportback
- 2012 Aston Martin Vanquish
- 2013 Ford M Shelby Mustang GT500
- 2013 McLaren P1™
- 2013 SRT Viper GTS
- VIP Membership & VIP Car Pack: Forza Motorsport 5 VIPs enjoy exclusive benefits, including 2x player reward acceleration, access to exclusive multiplayer events, an exclusive in-game player card badge, and in-game gifts from the Forza community team. VIPs will also have access to the Forza Motorsport 5 VIP Car Pack:
- 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
- 1987 RUF CTR Yellowbird
- 1991 Mazda #55 787B
- 2011 Ford F150 SVT Raptor
- 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
- Day One Car Pack: This three-car pack features amazing cars from Lamborghini, Audi, and Ford; each with a Day One-themed livery and custom tuning package created by the experts at Turn 10.
- 2010 Audi TT RS Coupe
- 2013 Ford Focus ST
- 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera
The “Forza Motorsport 5″ Limited Edition will be available for an estimated retail price of $79.99 at launch and is now available for pre-order at participating retailers (links will follow)