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Uncharted 3 Collectors Edition looks good, especially when unboxed by Nolan North

Once upon a time, elaborately decorated, limited edition versions of hot new games were truly special, but these days every game under the sun gets a Collector’s Edition. Some have enough doodads that they might be worth it to the super fan, but others can’t be bothered to include more than a lame making-of DVD the extra $40 or so. When you head to stores this fall, just what will $99.99 score you in the Collector’s Edition of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception? Watch as Nolan North, the voice of Nathan Drake and 700 other game characters, opens up the premium release.

So the extra $40 gets you a pretty badass figure of Drake as he appears in Uncharted 3, though we think he looks a little chubby in the face. Additionally, all the would-be Drake cosplayers get two must-have accessories: Drake’s belt buckle from 3 and Sir Francis Drake’s ring, which he’s been carrying around since we first met him in 2007. Plus there’s a steel case edition of the game box, which carries the disc you were ultimately dropping all this money on. It all comes inside a faux treasure chest.

We’ll admit North makes a good argument for this version, and it has much you don’t see in a standard CE, but is it special enough? Will you be picking up this version on November 1, or sticking with the $60 standard release? Or are you a crazy person that’s skipping this game altogether?

Aug 25, 2011

Henry moved from the suburbs of northern Florida to work at GR+, and hasn't looked back once in seven years. When not collecting Mario toys, you can find him constantly checking his Twitter.