I’ve never played any of the Dead Space games, though I own all 3. Not that I don’t plan to play them (eventually) but one of the hazards of being a collector is that you buy far more games than you have time to play. What I do know about Dead Space is that the first game received what is perhaps the most iconic and and one of the most sought-after editions of this generation, the “Ultra Limited Edition“. Low production numbers tend to be the best trait any collector could ask for and with only 1000 made the Ultra Limited Edition could have been nothing more than a regular game case with alternative art and made collectors still crave it. Thankfully it was not only rare but a really well put-together package, not what I would consider to be the best edition, but it would still be one of the better editions even if it wasn’t so limited.
Due to the desirability of the Ultra Limited Edition the Collector’s Edition for Dead Space 2 was considered somewhat of a let-down. Over production make them not much more valuable than the standard edition and the included bonus item (a replica plasma cutter) was actually a scale model and not the full-sized replica people were hoping for. It seems for Dead Space 3 EA is hoping to rectify this with the Dev Team Edition, limited to 5000 units across all platforms and all bundled up in what is arguably one of the highest quality packages for an edition this generation, we’ll see if the Dev Team Edition can live up to the legacy that is the Ultra Limited Edition.
I wrote this a few months back but never got around to publishing it for whatever reason, now is a as good a time as any though…
Those of you who know me personally know that the Sega Dreamcast is my favorite classic console, and that the PS2 is one of my least favorite consoles (due to it’s role in killing off my beloved Dreamcast). You might also know that most of my CEs are for the Xbox and Xbox 360 and I almost never buy anything outside of the NTSC region, especially not if the release isn’t in English. So how is it that one of my newest and most cherished acquisitions is a PS2 title from Japan? One word: “Rez”.
Following close on the heals of last week’s Uncharted 3 unboxing starring Nolan North we receive yet another star powered and surprisingly entertaining unboxing video, this time staring Rapper and TV Star Ice-T.
Christian Hancock tipped us off to a very nicely done unboxing video for the upcoming Uncharted 3 Drake’s Deception Collector’s Edition. Not only is this a professionally filmed video put up by SCEA but it stars Nolan North (the voice actor who plays Nathan Drake). Even if you’re not an uncharted fan it’s worth watching just for Mr North’s wise cracks about the CE’s design features…
I remember when I first noticed that Amazon.com was selling an “exclusive” Fallout 3 Survival edition. I had already pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition at my local GameStop. Pouring over the details I came to the conclusion that it was nothing more than the Collector’s Edition along with a clock shaped like a Pip-Boy. That seemed cool, however it was a whopping $50 more than the Collector’s Edition, double the price of the standard edition, which made for a damn expensive clock. It was unclear whether they were even boxed together or if you were just shipped the clock like a separate pre-order bonus. I decided to pass because I didn’t need a $50 clock, though I came to regret that decision.
Destructoid has a video up showcasing an unboxing of the upcoming European CE for Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. Somewhat different than the North American version of the CE but here’s hoping all will look as nice.
Destructoid recently posted up an unboxing video of the upcoming Fable III Limited Collector’s Edition, along with some photos of the contents.
So far it looks much better than the Fable II LCE. Also, is it just me, or are playing cards the new favorite pack-in for Collector’s Editions these days? Both Fallout New Vegas and Dead Rising 2 included decks as well.
I picked up the Alan Wake Limited Collector’s Edition last night and I must say I’m very impressed with it. A game that was first announced around the Xbox 360′s launch it’s been a long time coming, and they definitely delivered on making this what I would consider to be the best CE release so far this year, and definitely one of the most unique CE’s this generation.