Whenever a landmark title emerges after a lengthy wait, those responsible for developing and publishing the game in question often extend their efforts for those die-hard fans whose lives have been on hold in the weeks, months and years prior to the release. Avid fans have had a bit of a turbulent experience all told, with a bunch of awe-inspiring teaser clips and images leading to the disappointment of GTA 5 release date getting a Spring-to-September push-back. Still, undeterred, GTA 5 evangelists only have a couple of months left before the game is released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and in advance of this, Rockstar Games has revealed some interesting details pertaining to the Special Edition and Collectors Edition packages.
First up is the Special Edition, which is aimed at the relatively staunch GTA 5 fan. Costing a reasonable $79.99 — just twenty bucks more than the game on its own — you get a copy of the title, an artbook, blueprint map, special in-game abilities for certain characters, stunt plane trials and a number of additional garments and weapons you otherwise wouldn’t have been able to enjoy.
The Collector’s Edition costs a cool $149.99, and as well as bundling everything found in the Special Edition, purchasers will also be treated to a security deposit bag and logo key, cap, classic characters for the online experience, and a host of unique vehicles and garage property.
For anybody to spend $149.99, they’d have to be a pretty big supporter of GTA 5, but I am sure there are plenty out there willing to part with such vast amounts of cash, particularly considering the multitude of exclusive bits and pieces others won’t be able to access.
It is a tad surprising, given how Rockstar has been dropping screenshots and in-game clips whenever it has made any kind of announcement about Grand Theft Auto 5, that the same thing hasn’t happened once again here. Then again, we’ve probably seen enough of the game already to feel like we’ve seen it all, but if came here stalking a little refresher, please check out the very latest snippets, as well as GTA 5 box art, of this soon-to-be-released obsession.
September 17th is the date, so if you haven’t already, make a note in your diary! You can pre-order for Xbox 360 and PS3 from here: rockstargames.com/V/preorder