Assassin’s Creed III Limited Edition announced for North America

July 3rd, 2012 Michael Pica

Javius alerted us about a recently announced Limited Edition for Assassin’s Creed III coming to North America.

Assassin's Creed III GameStop Exclusive Limited Edition (Xbox 360) [NTSC] (PS3) [1] (Ubisoft)

Included is a 9″ tall statue of AC3’s protagonist, “Connor”; a 28″x48″ Colonial Flag featuring the Assassin’s Crest; a Metal Belt Buckle with the Assassin’s Crest. Exclusive to GameStop is an additional single player mission as well as an additional in-game weapon.

The Limited Edition will be released on October 30th at a price of $120 and is available for Xbox 360 and PS3.

God of War: Ascension Collectors Edition announced

June 5th, 2012 Anjelaoni

During the E3 2012, Sony has announced a collector’s edition for God of War: Ascension. It includes the following items:

– Steelbook case
– Kratos statue
– The digital game soundtrack
– PS3 dynamic theme
– PSN avatar pack, with double XP points for multiplayer
– And a DLC pass to unlock all future DLC releases for free

Also announced were pre-order incentives for both the standard and collector’s edition, which will include the Mythological Heroes Multiplayer DLC Pack. The collector’s edition will run $79.99, while the standard edition is $59.99. The game will be released on March 12th 2013.

Sadly no pictures yet. :-)

inFAMOUS 2 Hero Edition leaked

February 9th, 2011 Michael Pica

Recently let leak information regarding an upcoming “Hero Edition” of inFAMOUS 2. The listing has since been pulled but the $99 edition was slated for a May 24th release and included the following content:

  • 8.5″ Cole MacGrath statue
  • DLC Super Voucher which includes:
    • Lightning Hook Power
    • Electrocution Grenade Power
    • Kessler Skin
    • 24K Gold Amp Weapon Variant
  • Mini inFAMOUS #1 comic
  • Official soundtrack

Thank you to everyone who sent us this tip.

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Europe to finally get Death Smiles

December 17th, 2010 Michael Pica

Earlier this year North America got a limited Edition release of the Japanese arcade shooter Death Smiles. In “Early 2011” Rising Start Games plans to bring the Cave shooter to Europe, complete with their won “Deluxe Edition”

No much is known about the price, or exact release date but they have announced that it will include the original soundtrack, a “desktop accessory pack” as well as the Mega Black Lable DLC which provides and extra stage, character and level 999 difficulty.

Like the North American release it is Xbox 360 exclusive, also like the standard Xbox 360 release it includes both the original arcade mode as well as the console exclusive v1.1 variation of the game.

By comparison the North American Limited edition also included the soundtrack and the DLC but instead of a “desktop accessory pack” it featured a faceplate. Chances are this was changed due to the release of the slim Xbox 360 which doesn’t feature a removable faceplate. I’d venture a guess that we wont be seeing faceplates included as pack-ins for CEs anymore.

Duke Nuke Forever Demo

October 12th, 2010 Michael Pica

The Borderlands Game of the Year Edition is released today, Included is the game along with all of the DLC packs at a cost of about what you’d spend on just the DLC Packs alone (it’s a good game worth picking up if you haven’t already).

If you haven’t already heard though, recently added to the features included with this edition is the inclusion of the first ever playable demo of the long awaited Duke Nukem Forever.

Gearbox (Borderland’s developer) took over development of DNF from the original developer 3DRealms. A playable demo was first unveiled at the recent Penny Arcade Expo and now the Demo will be made available to those who buy the Game of the Year Edition of Borderlands.

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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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Borderlands GOTY Edition?

July 12th, 2010 Michael Pica

Gamestop recently posted up a listing for a Borderlands Game of the Year Edition Strategy Guide with a release date of September 9th. Soon after CVG posted up this information the link was removed. Kotaku contacted Gearbox for more information and simply received a “no comment” response.

The listing for the guide supposedly made mention of including strategy for the 3 DLC packs so its most likely that any Game of the Year Edition release will simply pack in all the additional content with the original game.

ACII “Complete Edition”

May 19th, 2010 Michael Pica

It seems several UK retailers are listing an Assassin’s Creed II Complete Edition for release on June 4th. What makes it “Complete” is apparently the inclusion of the two DLC packs and the secret location that were previously only available to Uplay subscribers.

I’m guessing this is probably the same thing as the previously rumored “Game of the Year” Edition.

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Heavy Rain DLC Delayed, but not for CE buyers

February 20th, 2010 Michael Pica

Recently Gamestop updated their listing for the US release of Heavy Rain stating that the Pre-Order bonus code to download first chapter of the Heavy Rain Chronicles, The Taxidermist would be delayed.

Due to a delay by the publisher, this content will not be available for download until Thursday, March 4, 2010.

Its not clear if the content codes will still be distributed normally but not be available for download until a later date, or if buyers will have to go back to the store to pick them up after the fact.

According to an article on VG247, this delay does not effect European gamers who purchase the Collector’s Edition though HMV.

“Anyone who has pre-ordered, or buys the special edition from HMV, will be able to download it from day one as promised,” a Sony rep told us.

“Other European territories gave the first Chronicle away via other means, and they will also get it day one.”

For anyone who hasn’t pre-ordered or won’t be getting the special edition, a date for the public PSN release of Chronicles’ initial episode is yet to be decided.

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Yakuza 3 is like a CE

February 11th, 2010 Michael Pica

Sega Recently Announced that the European and Australian PS3 releases of Yakuza 3 will come with some nice pack-ins, the kind of stuff you normally find as part of CE but instead will be included as part of the regular edition.

Included in the case will be

  • a 31-song soundtrack
  • an interactive “beginner’s guide” to the series

As well as codes for the following DLC:

  • Battle for Survival – Take on all the bosses of Yakuza 3 as Kazuma
  • All-Star Tournament (7 character tournament)
  • All-Star Tag Tournament (8 team tournament)
  • Challenge Pack

Yakuza 3 will be released in Europe and Australia on March 12th.

US Gamers will not get the special pack-ins however the content packs will be made available as a bonus for those who pre-order though GameStop.