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.
I recently received a link from Scott Williams showing that Barns & Nobel has a listing for a “Veteran Statue Bundle” of Modern Warfare 2.
Previously it was thought that the “Veteran Edition” of Modern Warfare 2 was exclusive to the UK. It’s unclear if this listing is for a North American version of that edition or if they’re simply selling the Game and the Limited Edition Statue as a package deal.
B&N lists the bundle for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.
Most interestingly is that it lists the seller as “GameStop” implying that they are selling through the Barns & Noble website, yet there is no mention of this bundle on GameStop’s own website.
If anyone has any addition info on this release please leave a comment.
I work on Modern Warfare 2, and am also a personal fan of the site (as I’m a CE heavy user). Not sure if you saw but we added a 4TH flavor of Modern Warfare 2…the Veteran statue. Tons of work went into this bad boy and we worked with the top collectible manufacturer in the industry, Kotobukiya,
to make it. Sold as a bundle in the UK, or standlone statue here:
Extremely limited quantities so even I’ll be lucky to get one.
Exclusive to GAME store in the UK the Veteran edition includes the SteelBook Hardened Edtion as well as the following
Unique Gift Box Packaging
“Captain Soap MacTavish” ultra-premium ARTFX Statue sculpted by Kotobukiya
1/6-scale, 12″ tall if standing upright
Depicts Modern Warfare veteran Cpt. “Soap” MacTavish of Task Force 141, equipped with custom snow camouflage and weaponry as seen in “Cliffhanger” mission from Modern Warfare 2
3 sets of interchangeable weapons and arms, including: Dual ice-climbing pickaxes (pictured) Dual .45 caliber pistols, M14 Enhanced Battle Rifle (affixes to Soap’s back when not in use)
Environmental ice base stores alternate weapons when not in use
The Veteran Edition will run you £119.99 and be released along the other versions of the game. In the US the closes you will be able to get to this is to buy the Statue alone for $79.99.
Microsoft Corp. and Activision Publishing, Inc. today brandished the latest weapon to help gamers take to the battlefields for the global launch of the year with the announcement of the Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Console. Infinity Ward’s “Modern Warfare 2,” the blockbuster sequel to the best-selling first-person action game in history, “Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare®,” was the inspiration for the console’s high-speed, low-drag, battle-ready design, which is available for pre-order today at U.S. retailers and in other regions later this week.
Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition
Beginning with “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s” worldwide release on Nov. 10, fans can arm themselves with Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Console, which features an exclusive design inspired by the epic thriller, more storage space than ever before in a 250GB Hard Drive, two Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers, as well as an Xbox 360 Headset and a Standard Edition copy of “Modern Warfare 2” for an estimated retail price of $399.99 (USD).
“It’s the highest compliment to the team and our fans to have a special themed Xbox 360 console,” said Vince Zampella, CEO of Infinity Ward. “The precision and detail that’s been put into the console captures the intensity and feel of ‘Modern Warfare 2.’ We can’t wait for our community and fans around the world to see for themselves on Nov. 10.”
The Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Console was revealed at an exclusive preview event in Los Angeles where guests were the first to experience “Modern Warfare 2” multiplayer gameplay on Xbox LIVE.
“It is thrilling to bring the exclusive ‘Modern Warfare 2’-inspired Xbox 360 console to Call of Duty fans. Being able to work so closely with the talented team at Infinity Ward on the design has enabled us to develop a console that will set bragging rights around the world,” said Albert Penello, senior director of global marketing for Xbox 360. “These fans deserve the biggest Xbox 360 console ever, and we’re delivering with more storage space than ever before and freedom to enjoy their favorite games and downloadable Game Add-ons, including the first two ‘Modern Warfare 2’ maps that will be available first on Xbox LIVE.”*
Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Console, will be sold in Europe, the Middle East (UAE, Saudi Arabia), UK, US, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Australia and New Zealand.
On Nov. 10, Activision Publishing, Inc. will release Infinity Ward’s “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.” The title continues the gripping and heart-racing action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse. “Modern Warfare 2” is rated “M” (Mature – Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Language) by the ESRB. For more information, visit www.modernwafare2.com or http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/c/callofdutymodernwarfare2/.
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.