Rockstar Unveils GTA V Special/Collector's Editions

Rockstar Unveils GTA V Special/Collector's Editions

Grand Theft Auto V Collector's Edition

The Grand Theft Auto V Special and Collector's editions will retail for $79.99 and $149.99.

If history has shown us anything, it's that we can expect Grand Theft Auto games to sell well. Grand Theft Auto IV moved some six million copies in its first week of sales, with more than half of that number being sold on its first day at retail. It wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility for Grand Theft Auto V to do even better. Rockstar, in turn, is already prepping ways to try and convince gamers to pre-order the next iteration before launch. Today, the developer unveiled new Special and Collector's edtions of Grand Theft Auto V.

Customers who pre-order either version of the game can expect a number of exclusive goodies to enjoy both in and out of the game. The Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition will include a collectible art book and a blueprint-style map of Los Santos and Blaine County, where the game takes place. It will also feature in-game perks like a boost ability that will speed up the player's movements, stunt plane trials, bonus outfits, weapons, and access to the Atomic Blimp as a flyable vehicle.

The Collector's Edition will include all the contents of the Special Edition, but will also include a GTA V security deposit bag and key, based on in-game heists, and a baseball cap emblazed with the Los Santos logo. The Collector's Edition will also come loaded with its on unique gameplay perks including classic GTA characters for online play and unique vehicles that can be stored in an exclusive vehicle garage. The Special Edition will retail for $79.99, while the Collector's Edition will sell for $149.99. Both will be available for pre-order until September 17th, 2013.

So what do you think? Are the Special and Collector's editions worth the inflated price or should gamers save their money and stick to the standard release?

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I bought GTA IV day one, looked awesome... Dont know what it is about V though, but it just doesn't have me excited like IV had.

Kinda sad that that Atomic Blimp is Special Edition only though..

GTA IV was my first Collector's Edition I bought. I will definitely pick this up.

StewShearer:

So what do you think? Are the Special and Collector's editions worth the inflated price or should gamers save their money and stick to the standard release?

Well for me personally, I am most definitely saving my money for the standard release. I'd never use the bag or the cap, and the other stuff that isn't in-game is the kind of thing I'd look at once and then forget. The in-game stuff sounds cool, but not enough to pay that kind of money extra for.

There aren't many collectors editions I feel are worth it, considering he above reasons. Although some people enjoy collecting gaming merchandise, so it's obviously going to appeal to some.

Desert Punk:

Kinda sad that that Atomic Blimp is Special Edition only though..

Yea. That is pretty annoying. If we can fly low and do drivebys from the blimp, I'm going to be very disappointed. Things like that make me think to just rent it when it comes out and then get the GOTY later.

At least it isn't quite as annoying as LA Noir: the side cases and other gameplay being auctioned off to different retailers. THAT reeked of desperation. At least with this if you do buy the super duper special edition, you're going to get all the content they've made so far.

I gotta say, if this was coming off the heels of GTA SA I'd be tempted. But this following GTA 4, which wasn't a bad game, just a bit of a disappointing GTA game.

Still no PC release, i couldn't care less for GTA V.

I am gonna go to gamestop tomorrow and pre order this.

Every single announcement makes me want GTA V more.

See, GTA V is why I don't care about backwards compatibility in the new consoles. I'm probably gonna buy a current console just for GTA V. Next gen can go screw itself.

Now just have it come to the pc you sacks of shit.

l3o2828:
Still no PC release, i couldn't care less for GTA V.

Agreed. Back to waiting for Saint's Row IV and Watchdogs

l3o2828:
Still no PC release, i couldn't care less for GTA V.

Wait for the next gen to hit and pick up a super cheap console if you want it bad enough to complain on a forum.

I didn't like 4 much and will probably just grab the game at a later date, only 2/3 characters interest me.

GonzoGamer:

Desert Punk:

Kinda sad that that Atomic Blimp is Special Edition only though..

Yea. That is pretty annoying. If we can fly low and do drivebys from the blimp, I'm going to be very disappointed. Things like that make me think to just rent it when it comes out and then get the GOTY later.

At least it isn't quite as annoying as LA Noir: the side cases and other gameplay being auctioned off to different retailers. THAT reeked of desperation. At least with this if you do buy the super duper special edition, you're going to get all the content they've made so far.

I gotta say, if this was coming off the heels of GTA SA I'd be tempted. But this following GTA 4, which wasn't a bad game, just a bit of a disappointing GTA game.

It's not special edition only, it's a pre order bonus.

StewShearer:
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Some sources are saying that you get the Atomic Blimp just for pre-ordering, the special edition not being required.

*Looks at all old Special and Collectors Editions...."
Buy regular versions, REALLY!

Your future self WILL thank you!!!

Eh, I'm not going to be missing out on much by not getting it. The blimp would be cool, but the least interesting thing seems to be the online characters. I always enjoy playing as my 'own' character, so to speak, as opposed to someone else's.

l3o2828:
Still no PC release, i couldn't care less for GTA V.

Alfador_VII:

l3o2828:
Still no PC release, i couldn't care less for GTA V.

Agreed. Back to waiting for Saint's Row IV and Watchdogs

But both of you cared enough to check this thread, and to post.

I don't really know where you're getting your info from, but as stated on Rockstar's own site, there is no artbook. I can only assume this is a miscommunication of the fact the game comes in a steelbook case. Also, the claim of there being a movement speed increasing boost ability is wrong, the special edition perk is a 25% regen boost to your special ability bar.

All of those bonuses don't seem worth the price. I'll just use the money I would spend on a special edition to buy a copy for my 360 then a copy for my PC when it comes out 8 months later.

GonzoGamer:
I gotta say, if this was coming off the heels of GTA SA I'd be tempted. But this following GTA 4, which wasn't a bad game, just a bit of a disappointing GTA game.

This. So much this. After IV there's no way I'd be tempted to be stupid and buy V on release.

Besides, seeing as how the Xbone and Piss4 are both x86 imma just wait for the inevitable PC version. 'Specially if they're dicking around with the preorder/retailer exclusive content BS. Better to wait a year and pick up the complete GOTY ed. for half the price.

Smashingpass:
But both of you cared enough to check this thread, and to post.

Of course they care; They care about a PC release!

We PC gamers have all been scared by Red Dead Redemption. Previously, we could say "don't worry, R* has always given us a PC port eventually", but after RDR, the seeds of doubt have been sown and watered and fertilized.

Daymo:
Wait for the next gen to hit and pick up a super cheap console if you want it bad enough to complain on a forum.

Those who want it for PC don't feel that way because a console is out of their reach.
See, I have a PS3 and there is still no fucking way I'm playing GTA on it; it's just no fun for me. At all. It feels like I'm constantly handicapped.

"Oh, you're just elitist. Get over yourself!" I hear people think. Well, no; It's a merely a taste, in the same way that you can't help what kind of music you like, what kind of food tastes good to you and what people you're attracted to.

Why the fuck is Nico Bellic there on the poster and not the black guy from the actual game? I thought there were three protagonists in GTAV? Why did they decide to drop one and put the worst GTA protagonist on there in stead?

Smashingpass:

But both of you cared enough to check this thread, and to post.

You don't need to care to kill time on the internet.

OT: Those prices are insane... and considering how bad GTA4 was... I can't help but think about the pre order mishaps with Aliens and how I don't want to preorder games at all anymore.

That being said... I DID prepurchase Dynasty Warriors 8... so... I can understand blind devotion too... but in my defence, I've seen enough game play via Japanese streams to know I'll enjoy it.

history has proven one thing beyond any doubt, EVERY digital exclusive wil eventually be released as paid dlc. so anyone who doesnt want the special editions but wants the digital content, just wait a little while.

i PROMISE it will be released later.if not, you can uppercut my taint.

VanQ:
Why the fuck is Nico Bellic there on the poster and not the black guy from the actual game? I thought there were three protagonists in GTAV? Why did they decide to drop one and put the worst GTA protagonist on there in stead?

well, my logic control center is telling me that niko is on there because he's probably one of the three past characters that will be playable in multiplayer.

l3o2828:
Still no PC release, i couldn't care less for GTA V.

This. No PC release, no purchase from me, and I'd spring for the Collector's.

I might get the special edition, since it includes the atomic blimp, something which rolls off the tongue quite nicely.

The blueprint style map and other in-game goodies look nice too, but the collecters edition looks too expensive for a deposit bag, key and hat.

They haven't even bothered to announce it yet to PC and until they I couldn't care less.

You could argue with "then why post here?" and I would say "because I wanted to say my peace".

Well shit.

Went today to pre order (I believe I claimed I would earlier in the thread).

Gamestop only recieved one copy.

One.

They opened at 10:00am, and they were sold out at 10:02.

Really?!

Fucking really?!

I look forward to buying this on Steam for $10 in a few years time.

I already own a PS3, I'm just too cheap to buy console games anymore.

DarkhoIlow:
They haven't even bothered to announce it yet to PC and until they I couldn't care less.

You could argue with "then why post here?" and I would say "because I wanted to say my peace".

Until PC exclusives become multiplat I couldn't care less.

There I've said my form of "peace" that needed to be said.

Roofstone:
Well shit.

Went today to pre order (I believe I claimed I would earlier in the thread).

Gamestop only recieved one copy.

One.

They opened at 10:00am, and they were sold out at 10:02.

Really?!

Fucking really?!

You need to get on the pre-pre-order list.

I'll wager $149.95 that none of these will be for the P.C, if it gets a release.

BanicRhys:
I look forward to buying this on Steam for $10 in a few years time.

I already own a PS3, I'm just too cheap to buy console games anymore.

Red Dead Redemption hasn't been released on steam, so you'll likely be waiting 'til hell freezes over for that $10 steam sale.

Steelbook and map are enough for me, I'm not paying $50 for a bag. Although the way hat prices are, it'd only be a twenty dollar value...NO. STOP IT EHKOS.

I only like special editions when they have a simple metal game box (like halo wars )or something. I don't have room for all that other stuff.

 

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