Many of you wrote it to tell us about a wired article showing off leaked advertisement info for the upcoming Hardened Edition of Modern Warefare 3.
The photo shows the BBFC rating logo meaning this is likely information on the UK release (although if past COD CEs are any indication all versions internationally are the same). While not specifically mentioned it seems that again, like past COD releases, it will include a SteelBook case for the game disc itself.
Explicitly mentioned is the following content:
1 year of Call of Duty: “Elite” Membership
Special “Founder” status, which profiles you with exclusive:
clan xp boost
PSN animated timeline theme
Xbox Avatar Special Ops Juggernaut Outfit.
A Field journal with 100+ pages of authentic military sketches, diagrams and written entries chronicling the Modern Warfare saga.
What seems most peculiar to me is that Activision has waited so long to mention details on this release and the inevitable Prestige Edition, even after this leak they refused to comment. Most likely they are simply waiting for the Call of Duty Convention occurring this weekend. We’ll post up details once they’re available.
…or maybe it’s Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty Edition? Actually it’s the latter, according to the Wall St Journal. Since the Wrangler is featured in the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Chystler is releasing a limited edition Jeep to celebrate.
The Wrangler will also be the “Hero” vehicle in the Call of Duty: Black Ops video game due out next month. To celebrate, Jeep will produce a limited-edition Call of Duty Jeep.
No details (and sadly no pictures) of this Limited Edition Jeep Wrangler have been release. If they were going for most expensive and ridiculous limited edition ever then they’re certainly taking the cake with this one. Here’s hoping they at least “bundle” a copy of the game with the Jeep, preferably the Prestige edition.
Most of you probably know at this point, but for those of you who haven’t Activision’s upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will come in 3 different trims.
Regular Edition: The game in a plastic case, you know the drill. Retails in the US for the standard $60 but European buyer are stuffed paying a hefty £55.
Hardened Edition: Taking it’s name from the 2nd to hardest difficulty setting in the game, this version comes in a SteelBook case a hardbound art book titled “Behind The Lines” and a code to download the original 2003 game Call Of Duty from whatever online marketplace your console uses. Setting US gamers back $80 and £70 for those in Europe
Prestige Edition: Taking it’s name from the multiplayer ranking system of the previous modern warfare game, this edition includes everything that’s in the Hardened Edition but comes in a larger cardboard box with a set of functional Night Vision Goggles capable of seeing up ot 50ft in the dark, as well as a mannequin head stand to hold them. This at about $150 for US gamers and £120 for European gamers.
All 3 editions will arrive on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC in the US and across Europe on November 10th.
Mysteriously vague listings have popped up for a Collector’s Edition release of the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Gamestop.com lists the CE version for Xbox 360, Playstation3, and PC while Amazon currently has a listing for just the Xbox 360. These all have a release date of November 10th this year and a price tag of about $80.
Here’s hoping this time around the CE packaging of a COD game will live up to the stardard of quality as the game itself, I’m not holding my breath though.
I picked up Call of Duty: World at War Limited Collector’s Edition today. I must say that it has the nicest case of any Call of Duty game released thus far (though the actual Bonuses for COD4 were much better).
Interesting though is that this game included the previously rumored Netflix/XBL Gold trial code.