The Darkness II Limited Edition Preorder Upgrade

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.

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Duke Nukem Forever King Edition available for pre-order

March 8th, 2011 Ayiu

EBgames.com.au have listed Duke Nukem Forever: King Edition for pre-order.
The item description states that the King Edition contains the following:

  • DUKE Nukem Forever
  • DUKE Playing Cards
  • DUKE Bubblegum
  • The Ego Boost DLC

Pre-order Bonus exclusive to EB Games:

  • Duke’s Big Package DLC Pack
  • First Access Club

Duke Nukem King Edition
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Duke Nukem Forever to get Balls of Steel Edition

February 11th, 2011 Michael Pica

CE.o member Anjelaoni posted up info about a rumored “Balls of Steel” Edition of the upcoming Duke Nukem Forever. First rumored on a French Duken Nukem forum it seems that a German retailer is already taking pre-orders for the edition on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

The edition is rumored to be limited to only 2,000 units and include the following:

  • 12.7 cm high bust of the legendary Duke
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • 100 pages Hardcover Art Book: The History and Art of Duke Nukem
  • 5 Duke Nukem Postcards
  • Duke Nukem Forever Logo Sticker
  • Duke Nukem Forever Limited Collector’s Comic
  • Duke Nukem Forever Foldable papercraft (Duke with pig’s head)
  • Dukem Nukem Forever Poker Chips
  • Duke Nukem Forever Mini Poker Cards
  • Duke Nukem Forever dice

Slated for May 3rd no price has been confirmed nor any info as to whether this edition will be available outside of Europe. We will post more details when they become available.

UPDATE: This edition is no longer rumored and has been confirmed by 2K Games.

UPDATE #2: It has been confirmed that this edition will be available through GameStop and Amazon.com in the US at a price of $99.

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Mafia II Gets PS3 Exclusive Content

July 24th, 2010 Michael Pica

According to MCV 2K games is following in the footsteps of Mass Effect II and other games offering free DLC content to game purchasers in an effort to devalue used copies of the game.

2K Games have announced that a code for the PS3-exclusive downloadable mission pack The Betrayal of Jimmy will be included with every new copy of the game. Pre-owned buyers will have to buy the DLC through PSN for $9.99 (around £6.50).

The PS3 exclusive content is called The Betrayal of Jimmy set as a collection of arcade style missions where players take on the role of a Mafia enforcer.

A second DLC titled Jimmy’s Vendetta will be available for PS3, as well as Xbox 360 and PC.

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Mafia II CE Announced

May 26th, 2010 Michael Pica

2K Games recently announced a Collected Edition Release of Mafia II for Xbox 360 and PS3.

Slated for a release on August 24th at a price of $59.99 on the Collector’s edition will include the following:

  • SteelBook case
  • Official Orchestral Score
  • 100 Page Hard cover Art Book
  • Made Man DLC Pack
  • Guide to Empire Bay Map Printed on Specialty Tear-Resistant Paper

Pre-Order Mafia II Collector’s Edition though Amazon.com and you will also receive the Renegade Pack, a DLC content pack including new cars and new outfits. Using the link above will also help support CollectorsEdition.org

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Hidden Messages in Bioshock 2 SE Postsers

February 23rd, 2010 Michael Pica

Kotaku reports that when viewing the posters included with the Bioshock 2 SE with a black light hidden messages appear.

A 2K forum poster holding a random blacklight session with his friends discovered scrawled secret messages on the three BioShock 2 posters that were packed in his special edition. Creepy!

As proof, another 2K forum-goer posted these images, along with a video that can be found at PhotoBucket.

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Not So Special Edition: Bioshock 2

February 12th, 2010 Michael Pica

Those of you who recently picked up BioShock 2 Special Edition probably realize how important the Soundtrack is in making that particular CE what it is. I mean it’s the only CE I know of that includes an actual Vinyl LP, a piece of bonus content that defined the shape of the box. It also came with a copy on CD, and beyond that the only thing that made the Special Edition Special was the inclusion of a hard bound art-book.

Not content with making the soundtrack Exclusive to SE owners 2K games has made the Bioshock Soundtrack available for download in iTunes.

the Soundtrack can be purchased in 2 flavors:

STANDARD EDITION:

  1. The Boogie Man – Todd Rollins & his Orchestra
  2. How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? – Patti Page
  3. 20th Century Blues – Noel Coward
  4. Nightmare – Artie Shaw & His New Music
  5. Daddy, Won’t You Please Come Home? – Annette Hanshaw
  6. Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition – Kay Kyser & His Orchestra
  7. Dawn of a New Day – Horace Heidt & His Music Knights
  8. Night and Day – Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra
  9. My Heart Belongs To Daddy – Eddie Duchin & His Orchestra
  10. Chasing Shadows – Quintette of the Hot Club of France
  11. Jitterbug Waltz – Fats Waller & His Rhythm
  12. I Cover The Waterfront – Connie Boswell

DELUXE EDITION:

  1. The Boogie Man – Todd Rollins & his Orchestra
  2. How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? – Patti Page
  3. 20th Century Blues – Noel Coward
  4. Nightmare – Artie Shaw & His New Music
  5. Daddy, Won’t You Please Come Home? – Annette Hanshaw
  6. Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition – Kay Kyser & His Orchestra
  7. Dawn of a New Day – Horace Heidt & His Music Knights
  8. Night and Day – Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra
  9. My Heart Belongs To Daddy – Eddie Duchin & His Orchestra
  10. Chasing Shadows – Quintette of the Hot Club of France
  11. Jitterbug Waltz – Fats Waller & His Rhythm
  12. I Cover The Waterfront – Connie Boswell
  13. Mental Strain At Dawn – Jack Purvis, trumpet solo, with rhythm accompaniment
  14. Bei Mir Bist Du Schon – Benny Goodman & His Orchestra, with vocal by Martha Tilton
  15. The Trouble With Me is You – Red McKenzie
  16. The Skeleton In The Closet – Putney Dandridge
  17. We Saw The Sea – Fred Astaire
  18. La Mer – Django Reinhardt

Release of the above soundtracks coincided with the release of the Special Edition (really? not even a delayed release?) And for those who pay attention you could have been streaming it live though Rapture Radio since before release. Obviously a digital copy doesn’t hold the same Collector’s Pride that owning the sound track on vinyl does, but seriously, how many of you actually own a turn-table? …and no having one in some dusty storage box somewhere doesn’t count.

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BioShock 2 Special Edition Unboxing

February 2nd, 2010 Michael Pica

2K games released this unboxing video for the Special Edition of Bioshock 2 (out next week) I don’t know about you but I’m quite surprised with the size of the box. I was skeptical that it wouldn’t live up to CE for the first game but this smashes any doubts I had (literally and figuratively) .

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Bioshock 2 Special Edition Details Revealed

November 19th, 2009 Michael Pica

Details of the upcoming Special Edition of BioShock 2 have been released via the Cult of Rapture site.

Over the past few months, I have seen a lot of speculation around whether or not we would have a special edition for BioShock 2, and if we did, what would be inside.

This is the announcement many of you have been waiting for: There will be a BioShock 2 Special Edition.

The Special Edition will come in 13″x13” premium packaging with special art on both the slipcase and the box cover. Inside, you will find three posters featuring vintage ads from Rapture (rolled), a vinyl 180g LP featuring the orchestral score from the original BioShock, a CD containing the BioShock 2 orchestral score, a 164 page 8″x11″ hardbound artbook chock full of developer commentary and, of course, a copy of BioShock 2.

This edition will be available on February 9th, 2010 for $99.99 for Xbox 360 and PS3 and $89.99 for Games for Windows LIVE and is limited to a single production run. You’ll be able to preorder the Special Edition in most countries worldwide, starting now.

Stay tuned for the Official Unboxing for a closer look at the BioShock 2 Special Edition.

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