So I’ve decided to write up the news for two different collector’s edition, from two separate companies, in the same post. Let’s call it a study in contrast.
First, we have the collector’s edition for the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines developed by Gearbox studios (which I am very, very excited for). What is included is as follows:
-Four additional multiplayer characters from the Alien films: Hicks, Hudson, Apone, and Drake.
-Extra character customization options.
Extra Scratch that. Exclusive weapons.
-An exclusive level.
-UCSM dossier which includes: Mission briefings, schematics of the ship, recruitment chart, a UCSM graduation certificate you can hang on your wall if you don’t have things to hang on your wall, photos, and iron-on badges.
-The very neat looking Xeno-Hive packaging.
-A resin powerloader statue.
And all this is yours for the lovely price of $99.99
Ladies and gentlemen, this is how you package a collector’s edition.
Now let’s move onto Assassin’s Creed III Ubiworkshop Edition…I don’t know what that means either.
Now included in this lovely bundle is:
–Assassin’s Creed Subject 4 graphic novel
-The Assassin’s Creed Encyclopedia Second Edition
And all of it for the price of $109.99, but if you pre-order this moment you can get it for $99.99
Seriously though you can tell which of the two is the better value for your buck. I figure that if I’m going to pay a hundred dollars on something it might as well be on something substantial. Sadly with the pre-order bonuses and collector editions becoming more dlc heavy, I feel that anything physical is worth something. I for one really like artbooks and soundtracks but who knows how long those will still be offered.