As proven by their need to purchase every single version of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy pressed to a shiny disc, Tolkien’s fans are pretty damn passionate. With these Middle-earth-loving consumers in mind, Warner Bros. Interactive has put together a loot-filled bundle for their upcoming Lord of the Rings: War in the North release. The $129.99 set, which includes an art book, an extensive look – and listen – at the title’s music, console-specific in-game items, and a Ranger of the North quiver case, just may be the one collector’s edition to rule them all.
The latest Zelda’s special edition may not come with fancy toys, art books, or a replica Ocarina, but we’ll be damned if that gold Wii Remote doesn‘t strike a nostalgic nerve. A cool nod to the classic golden cartridge NES gamers coveted in the mid-eighties, this eye-pleasing peripheral’s just too pretty to cover with a protective sleeve. That said, we’re a bit paranoid about our sweaty thumbs wearing off the Skyward Sword symbol while we slice up Stalfos Knights. We may just have to ogle the remote adoringly from a distance while listening to the included soundtrack CD.
Anyone still admiring their Harlequin jack-in-the-box from last year’s Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Collector’s Edition might be wondering what kind of exclusive extras Ezio’s got tucked into his robes for Revelations. While Ubisoft’s sticking with all-digital extras for the Assassin’s trilogy-capper, GameStop customers can score a cooler (but pricier, at $100) version. Packing all the same downloadable bonuses as Ubi’s Signature entry, the retailer’s Ultimate Editionalso contains an Ezio action figure as well as a mini-replica of Leonardo da Vinci’s flying machine.
Given the obscenely over-the-top nature of the Saints Row series, you might expect its $100 Platinum Edition to come packaged with a purple dildo. Sorry, folks, instead of including something you’d have to hide from your children, THQ’s taken a more practical route: in addition to some exclusive Stillwater-terrorizing in-game goodies, the set contains a sweet pair of gaming headphones that allow players to disguise their voices as the game’s crazier characters. (OK, so that feature may not actually be so practical.)
Oct 19, 2011
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