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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 Gilbert is a former GamesRadar+ Editor, having spent seven years at the site helping to navigate our readers through the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation. Henry is now following another passion of his besides video games, working as the producer and podcast cohost of the popular Talking Simpsons and What a Cartoon podcasts.