Following are a few games coming out that have some very interesting Collector and Special Editions. I have listed the games I am most likely to be purchasing. Release dates are subject to change, as will content. Check your local video game resources periodically for updates.
Bioshock 2 Limited Edition has a street date of February 9th, 2010.
For one hundred dollars you will receive: a Vinyl LP (record) with Bioshock orchestral, Audio CD with the Bioshock 2 Orchestral score, three vintage Rapture advertisement posters (rolled), Bioshock 2 – 164 page hardcover art book and a Bioshock 2 game. No news as of yet whether they include another example of a Big Daddy or, in this case, a Big Mama. For ten dollars you can preorder the limited edition of Bioshock 2. Bioshock 2 will be available for the PC, Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3. Gamestop will call you the day before your pre-order comes to your store. All pre-order monies given in advance go toward your purchase.
God of War III Ultimate Edition is slated to be released April 1st, 2010.
Coming exclusively to the Playstation 3 is the much anticipated God of War III at a price of $99.00. You can pre-order the game for a minimum of $10.00.
Gamestop is offering the God of War III Ultimate Edition. This contains a high end sculpted replica of the Pandora’s Box featured in the series. Also included is the God of War Battle Arena containing an exclusive environment and up to seven unique challenges. Continuing a trend, you also get the Dominus Kratos’ skin. Also enclosed in this edition are the Director’s Cut of God of War: Myth to Legend movie, a limited edition of the God of War Art Book and a God of War Trilogy Music Soundtrack.
Splinter Cell: Conviction Collector’s Edition to be released February 23rd 2010.
In this edition you get a custom USB drive loaded with exclusive content (a full length “Making of Splinter Cell: Conviction Video”, wallpaper, concept art, screen shots, storyboards and more), “Fifth Freedom: The Art of Splinter Cell” Book, two exclusive in-game content items: access to the MP5-SD3- a lethal close-quarters submachine gun with an integrated suppressor and the ability to customize your multiplayer characters with an exclusive 3rd Echelon outfit, collectible decals, Digging in the Ashes comic book, steel DVD case, Splinter Cell: Conviction game disc and manual for $79.99 at Gamestop with a minimum down payment of $5.00.
All the information collected for this article was from the Hawaii Kai Towne Center Gamestop in Honolulu . More games could have been listed in this article but space would not permit.
Listed below are some video game sites I visit the most. For any additional sites, feel free to email me at [email protected]
Be on the lookout for Resident Evil 5 Gold with additional content and levels. Capcom has a good track record for updates on their games. This game is slated to arrive March 10, 2010.
Gamestop has a website enabling you to keep up to date on any upcoming games, specials, promotions. To subscribe to their email newsletter, go to: http://www.gamestop.com
A great local business in Honolulu is Toys and Joys located in Kaimuki and Pearlridge. They offer a wide source of video games new and used, old and current. They carry anime, toys, airsoft and offer an email newsletter. Their web address is: toysandjoys.com. A preorder service and ordering service are set up and available.
Another good site I recommend is Gamefly, an online game rental site. It has a huge selection of games for rent and to purchase. They have listings for upcoming games and their release dates at: http://www.gamefly.com
Another great resource is Gamefaqs. They offer release dates, user created strategy guides, cheat codes and more. Go to: http://www.gamefaqs.com