Now that the crazy holiday shopping season is finally over, one would think there would be plenty of time for my credit card to have a nice long relaxing rest. But, boy oh boy was I wrong. It has been a couple of months since my previous post regarding notable Collector’s Editions on Mighty Ape. I had posted that list as a suggestions list of sorts for Christmas ideas for others, but looking back at that list it kind of shocked me, seeing how many items on that list I actually own (or have pre-ordered). It was then I realised that I have a problem – it seems that I have an addiction. And unlike Robert Palmer, I am addicted not to love, but to retail.
Here today I will share with you even more Collector’s Editions from my favorite shopping site. Whether you share in my addiction or not, one thing is for sure – these limited run titles sure look amazing. So, without further ado, ladies and gents, get ready to drool.
10) Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War II – Retribution Collector’s Edition (PC)
First up is the latest addition to the Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II franchise. For the first time in Dawn of War II you will be able to choose from and play as one of six different races in the single player campaign mode. While this collector’s edition might be slim in terms of physical bonuses, containing only a poster and art cards – it does however, collect up and put on offer all of the special unique pre-order bonus ingame abilities and wargear for each of the six races. A must buy, for fans of the series.
9) World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Collector’s Edition (PC)
This is the Collector’s Edition to the Cataclysm, the latest expansion to the ever popular World of Warcraft, a game that needs no introduction.
Even if you are not a fan of the game or its expansions, one thing is undeniable – this is one super attractive Collector’s Edition. All bundled up in a super deluxe packaging that you just have to see to believe, this edition comes complete with an amazing 176 page art book; soundtrack; mouse pad; exclusive in-game minipet; and more. If you are a World of Warcraft player this is one edition that you cannot miss.
8) Yakuza 4: Kuro Edition (Black Steelbook) (PS3)
Yakuza is a semi open world action adventure series with a huge cult following. Since a lot of quality and niche games never manage to escape the shores of Japan, when this series was released to the Western markets it both shocked and delighted gamers worldwide. Every game in the series had gathered high praises, and with more playable characters; a more open world; enhanced combat mechanics, and many other improvements – this latest entry promises to be the best yet.
This special “Kuro Edition” will come with 4 pieces of bonus DLCs, and will ship in a collectible black steelbook case. And for a limited time, those who pre-order the Kuro Edition and will receive the Ichiban Box, which includes a hostess calendar and an authentic rice bowl with chopsticks, packaged in a noodle-style box.
Also available in a white steelbook “Shiro Edition”. http://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/PS3/Yakuza-4-Shiro-Steelbook-White-Edition/10184013/?r=1464222
7) Total War: Shogun 2 Grand Master Edition (PC)
I must confess I have never played any of the Total War games, and have very little interest in the series, but this Grand Master Edition really caught my eyes when I came across it on Mighty Ape. This “Total War: Shogun 2 Grand Master Edition” comes with a highly detailed collectible Japanese general figurine, an art book, and a beautiful die-cast chess set, all packaged up in a beautiful replica bamboo box. The physical bonuses in this edition are true things of beauty, but as it stands – with an additional playable faction; scenario; full armour set for your online avatar; and bonus XP, even the in-game bonuses alone are worthy of the price of entry.
A ‘standard’ Collector’s Edition is also available. http://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/PC-Games/Total-War-Shogun-2-Collectors-Edition/9974908/?r=1464222
6) Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Augmented Edition (PC)
The Deus Ex series follows in the footsteps of System Shock, and is famous for its mixing of the various genres. The latest entry in this series promises the perfect mix of combat, stealth, hacking and social gameplay, and will focus heavily on customisation and upgrades using its augmentations system. With next gen gameplay and graphics, and a futuristic unique world that blends near future and Renaissance elements, this is certainly one game to watch out for.
The “Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition” will come with a 40 page art book, a motion graphic novel, and an exclusive bonus DVD filled with bonus videos and trailers.
5) Duke Nukem Forever: Balls of Steel Edition (PS3)
The eagerly awaited Duke Nukem Forever. This Collector’s Edition will have a very limited release, so hey if you still have your original pre-order, why not upgrade to this “Balls of Steel” Edition?
Along with the usual fancy packaging and art book, this will come with a special mini-bust of the Duke, comic book, postcards, poker chips, and a number of other goodies. This special edition will come individually numbered, complete with a certificate of authenticity.
4) RIFT: Collector’s Edition (PC)
RIFT is currently considered by many gamers as the next big thing in the MMO world. It promises a lore-rich fantasical world where 8 primal forces battle for control, with gameplay and a landscape that is dynamic and ever-changing.
This Collector’s Edition will come with the usual in-game goodies such as a fancy mount; mini-pets; and an expanded bag for your inventory slots. It will also come with an exclusive RIFT branded 8GB USB drive; soundtrack; a SteelSeries gaming mouse pad; and the Telara Chronicles HardcoverTrade, which collects all five issues of the gripping graphic novel miniseries in one limited-edition hardbound book
Pre-order from Mighty Ape and you will also be mailed a special pre-order cardwith a code for an exclusive Pulsing Rune weapon enhancement, access to beta events and a head start to the full game.
3) Tales of Monkey Island: Collector’s Editon (PC)
If you are like me, a gamer who grew up in the 90s, then chances are you would remember fondly the classic Monkey Island point-and-click adventure games. It was an amazing series filled with some of the best writing and characters ever conceived – which is why millions of gamers giggled with glee recently, when Tell-Tale-Games relaunched the series with a brand new Monkey Island game. Dubbed “Tales of Monkey Island”, it was released in five episodic parts, and was available exclusively online from sources like Steam.
“Tales of Monkey Island Collector’s Edition” collects all five episodes and packs them into a physical box, along with a production art gallery; desktop wallpapers and fun forum avatars; as well physical loot based on items found in-game, with drink coaster from Club 41; Pirate piece of eight coin; a Gulf of Melange map; and a voodoo card. From a small developer, this will be a limited release – a definite must buy for all collectors and fans of the series.
Also available in a Premium Edition. http://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/PC-Games/Tales-of-Monkey-Island-Premium-Edition/10221808/?r=1464222
2) Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (US Special Edition) (PS3)
The “Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Special Edition” will include a Steelbook case featuring exclusive art work; a 12 page prologue comic/art book written by Marvel writer Frank Tieri, plus campaign art and a curated selection of fan art; a one month Subscription to Marvel Digital Comics; and 2 Playable DLC Characters: Shuma Gorath and Jill Valentine.
With the amazing art work and prologue comic, this is definitely one for the collectors. Even if you end up disliking the game, the one month Subscription to Marvel Digital Comics will more than make up for the price of this Collector’s Edition.
1) LittleBigPlanet 2: Collectors Edition (US) (PS3)
And finally, once again it’s Sackboy, sitting on the top of my list.
Here we have the US Collector’s Edition of “LittleBigPlanet 2”, which comes with a ton of goodies, both physical and in-game. The best physical part of this Collector’s Edition would be the exclusive LBP2 bookends, but it also comes with a 7” Sackboy plushie and an attractive collector’s packaging. In-game goodies-wise you will get 5 exclusive LBP2 PSN Avatars, as well as 11 downloadable Sackboy costumes, which includes Pixar’s “Toy Story 3” alien; “TRON: Legacy” Clu; Muppets’ The Great Gonzo; Ratchet & Clank; Jak & Daxter; and more!
If you are a Sackboy fan, then this Collector’s Edition is a no-brainer.
And there you have it – 10 more Collector’s Editions. In the future I will continue to keep my eyes open, and will probably periodically update this blog with new and notable titles as I come across them. Anyways hope you enjoyed looking at them as much as I enjoyed drooling over them!
Now, would you all please excuse me while I go comfort my weeping empty wallet…