Limited Edition Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Announced

October 5th, 2011 Michael Pica

If you pay close attention to the news you’ve probably caught wind of the Limited Edition of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection that has been announced for the North American market. I’ve received dozens of emails on the subject so I figured I better post up the news.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Limited Edition (Xbox 360) [NTSC] (Konami)

Available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 the Limited Edition includes the standard edition of the release along with what looks like a fairly substantial hard-cover Art Book. This makes for a fairly simple LE release though the large box that will house the two items was designed by Yoji Shinkawa.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Limited Edition (Xbox 360) [NTSC] (Konami)

While this wont be nearly as sought after as the very quickly sold out Zavvi exclusive SteelBook variant of this release, it would make an excellent pickup for any fan of the series.

Slated for release on November 8th you can pre-order through [PS3] [Xbox 360] or pretty much any other game retailer for about $80.

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Shift 2 Limited Edition Announced

December 16th, 2010 Michael Pica

In recent EA “tradition” the upcoming release of SHIFT 2 Unleashed will be available as a “Limited Edition” to those who pre-order. Like other “Limited Edition” releases from Ea this includes a fairly standard package with a few token in-game bonus for day one buyers.  So what do you get?

  • Early access to 3 cars:
    • Nissan Silvia spec.R Aero
    • Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV
    • Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
  • 40 new career events including:
    • Single-Type events with all racers in the same car
    • Old vs. New events with classic and modern versions of the same car
    • Manufacturer Showdowns with different car makes and models

No official release date has been set but it’s scheduled for “Spring 2011”. While most of these LE releases are nothing special for collectors, at least the price is the same as the standard edition release for those who sleep on the pre-order.

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Rumor: Two Killzone 3 CEs Coming?

October 20th, 2010 Michael Pica

Onisha sent us a tip that the official Killzone 3 website briefly had more than one edition listed for Killzone 3.

The images and descriptive text for all 3 versions of the game were identical, most likely placeholders. They’ve since disappeared however the “SELECT YOUR EDITION” title image still remains on the pre-order page. Killzone 3 is Scheduled for release on February 22nd, 2011.

Halo Reach Limited Edition Console

July 24th, 2010 Michael Pica

Every major release in the Halo franchise, has had a Halo themed Limited Edition console release to celebrate it. Halo Reach will be no different with a Limited Edition of the Xbox 360 recently announced.

The Silver console will be based on the new Slim Xbox 360 design and have Halo themed graphics. In addition to a copy of the regular edition game it will also include 2 Silver controllers with graphics matching the console, a 250GB hard drive, Component Video cables, a headset and all the built in features you’d expect from a Slim 360 (such as Wi-Fi).

The console will go on sale September 14 for $399 currently only announced for the US but if past Halo consoles are any indication it will be available everywhere. Also if past LE console releases are any indication of how this one will sell, you’d be advised to buy it on release if you’re at all interested in owning one.

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BlazBlue Limited Edition Pictures Posted

June 30th, 2009 Michael Pica

Pictures have been posted of the Xbox 360 Limited Edition of BlazBlue.

BlazBlue Calamity Trigger Limited Edition (360) [NTSC]

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BlazBlue Limited Edition Details

May 1st, 2009 Michael Pica

Recently announced is the Limited Edition of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. This edition comes in a cardboard box containing the standard edition game disc as well as a 2 disc 42-song soundtrack and a bonus dvd with tutorials and walk-throughs from experts from and

BlazBlue Limited Edition Xbox 360

BlazBlue Limited Edition Playstation 3 (PS3)

Slated to ship on June 30th at the same price as the regular edition: $59.99.  That’s because this LE is a “First Run” release, All currently pre-ordered copies have been automatically upgraded to the LE and once the initial quantity is gone only regular editions will be made.

Also those who pre-order though (online store only) will receive a 32 page art book in addition to the game.

BlazBlue Limited Edition Art Book

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Halo Wars Limited Edition Pictures Posted

March 3rd, 2009 Michael Pica

Pictures of the NTSC Limited Edition Halo Wars Release have been posted.

Halo Wars Limited Edition (Xbox 360) [NTSC]

I tried something a little different with the photogaphy this time, I don’t know if I like it or my old technique better. Either way if you have an opinion on it let me know.

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Halo Wars Limited Edition Announced

November 11th, 2008 Michael Pica and are both listing a Limited Edition of the upcoming title, Halo Wars. The game is Scheduled for release February 2nd 2009 at a price of about $80.

The LE is slated to include the following:

  • Three New “Halo 3” Multiplayer Maps – Be one of the first to experience the Mythic Map Pack* which includes three new maps, “Assembly,” “Orbital” and “Sandbox”
  • Halo Wars: Genesis – a beautiful graphic novel by Phil Noto chronicling the first military campaign against the Covenant. The novel centers around the Sprit of Fire on a mission to discover why the Covenant are so interested in the world of Harvest
  • Unique In-game Vehicle – “Honor Guard” Wraith
  • Six Leader Cards – Leaders possess elite skills which can turn the tides of battle
  • Spirit of Fire Patch – Start the journey as an official Spirit of Fire crew member

Also those who pre-order Halo Wars through will receive (via email) a marketplace code to download a special in-game Warthog vehicle with Flame decals. has had a Limited Collector’s Edition of Halo Wars listed for the UK region for some time now. No word on what is included in that package but if past Microsoft Game Studio releases are any indication it will be nearly identical to the North American Release.

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SteelBook Samples Round 2

June 17th, 2008 Michael Pica

The good people at Scanavo, (one of the companies behind SteelBook). Were kind enough to send me another package filled with samples of new SteelBooks. This is the second of such packages you may remember the post about the first of such packages I received. Most of the cases this time were for DVD video releases however there was one very special PS3 case thrown in. I made my feelings known the last time I posted about the SteelBook cases, this time I’m simply going to let the cases speak for themselves…

Transformers Autobots and Decepticons:

SteelBook SteelBook


SteelBook SteelBook

Dragon Ball Z:

SteelBook SteelBook

Battle Star Galactica:
This one is rather interesting since it shows off the ability for SteelBooks to hold as many as 6 discs.


SteelBook SteelBook

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Limited Edition Blu-Ray Disc:
I’m not entirely sure which (if any) region this case was intended for but it is unlike the Limited edition bonus disc packaging I’ve seen for the US, UK, and European version of the MGS4 LE. One thing is for sure though, it’s dead sexy.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Limited Edition SteelBook

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Limited Edition SteelBook Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Limited Edition SteelBook

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Metal Gear Solid 4 Limited Edition confirmed for US Release

April 5th, 2008 Michael Pica

While the Special Edition was announced for release in Japan a short while ago, Gamestop and EB Games produced a weekend flyer announcing that they will be taking pre-orders for a Limited Edition of Metal Gear Solid 4 in North America at a price of $84.99 a whopping $25 over the price of the regular edition game.

So what do you get for your $25? The Limited Edition comes in a metal tin, and includes a bonus Blu-Ray disc, with two making of documentaries, the first few chapters of the Metal Gear Solid Graphic novel, and the game’s Soundtrack. These are all standard fare items for a Limited Edition, meaning that the premium is mostly due to the fan fare surrounding the game more than anything else.

Those who pre-order the Limited edition will also receive an artbook, which might make the LE price pill a bit easier to swallow. However in a proverbial kick to the nuts Those who pre-order the regular edition will receive the same bonus disc that is included with the LE.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Limited Edition (PS3) [BRD-1]

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