As every year follows some of the most anticipated games of 2009 are actually coming out within the first quarter of 2010, and also will drain a lot of money from people’s wallets. What’s so great about pre-ordering special edition games? You get so much stuff for your money not only from the game itself, but the game store usually gives you some sort of item on top of it. Just check out all the cool stuff below.
Bayonetta — 1/5/2010 $59.99
Mass Effect 2 — 1/26/2010 $59.99
Dante’s Inferno: Divine Edition — 2/9/2010 $59.99
Reserve Dante’s Inferno and receive a Dante’s Inferno collectible figurine. Straight from the fires of hell to your bookshelf, this figurine is so detailed you can actually see the shredded remains of Dante’s red Snuggie.
The Dante’s Inferno: Divine Edition comes with:
- Dark Forest PDLC pack FREE (available March)
- Wayne Barlowe Digital Art Book
- Developer Documentary
- Digital copy of the Longfellow translation of Dante’s Inferno
- 20 song soundtrack from the game
- Custom Divine Edition packaging
BioShock 2: Limited Edition — 2/9/2010 $99.99
Reserve Bioshock 2 and receive a code to unlock Blanche the actress and Zigo the fisherman in multiplayer mode.
The BioShock 2 Limited Edition comes with:
- Vinyl 180g LP with BioShock orchestral score
- Audio CD with BioShock 2 orchestral score
- Three vintage Rapture advertisement posters (rolled)
- BioShock 2 Art Book, 164 pages, and hardcover
- BioShock 2 game
Alien vs Predator: Hunter’s Edition — 2/16/2010 $99.99
Reserve Aliens vs. Predator and receive 3 GameStop exclusive multiplayer skins. The set includes:
- SGT. Kaneko – Veteran of 27 drops, including post-incident quarantine of Fiorina ‘Fury’ 161. Wrote the book on small-scale Xeno containment.
- Number Six – Personally selected by Karl Bishop Weyland for intensive testing at the Weyland-Yutani research lab on BG-386.
- Alien Head Predator – A special mask was created for the most successful Xenomorph Hunter of all time. It brings honor to all who wear it.
The Aliens Vs. Predator Hunter Edition is housed in collectible steel book packaging and contains the following:
- Game Disc
- 4 multiplayer maps before they are released to the public:
- DOCKS: The caustic alkali waters of BG-386 put an end to Weyland-Yutani’s planned shipping activities. But this dockyard soon became a historic battleground
- OUTPOST: The site of the original Weyland-Yutani colony on BG-386 was abandoned, and soon reclaimed by the planet’s voracious jungle plant life. It is now the perfect hunting ground for all manner of wildlife.
- MACHINE: As well as processing exotic ores, the BG-386 Refinery provided electrical power to the colonists at Freya’s Prospect. The lights may still be on, but nobody’s home. Yet.
- HIVE: Deep in the heart of the Freya’s Prospect Refinery lies the Xenomorph Hive. Beware all who enter here.
- A fully articulated Facehugger model
- Hardcover AvP graphic novel from Dark Horse Comics featuring the original comic that started it all Weyland Yutani sleeve badge
- 3D lenticular postcard
Splinter Cell: Conviction: Collector’s Edition — 2/23/2010 $79.99
Reserve Splinter Cell: Conviction and receive a GameStop exclusive in-game semi-automatic shotgun. If you prefer the rugged sophistication of a manual shotgun, but also enjoy the convenience of an automatic, then this is the shotgun for you!
The Collector’s Edition includes the following:
- CUSTOM USB DRIVE – This credit card–sized 3rd Echelon USB drive can stealthily fit in your wallet, is compatible with Xbox 360 systems, and is loaded to the max with exclusive content you won’t find anywhere else, including:
- Full-length ‘Making of Splinter Cell Conviction’ video
- Concept art
- And more…
- “FIFTH FREEDOM: THE ART OF SPLINTER CELL” BOOK
- Relive the best of Splinter Cell from past to present. This comprehensive hard-bound art book by Prima™ includes detailed art from the original Splinter Cell, Pandora Tomorrow, Chaos Theory, Double Agent, and Conviction, as well as in-depth commentary and notes from the developers.
- TWO EXCLUSIVE IN-GAME CONTENT ITEMS
- Gain first access to the MP5-SD3, a lethal close-quarters submachine gun with an integrated suppressor.
- Customize your multiplayer character with an exclusive 3rd Echelon outfit.
- COLLECTIBLE DECALS – Available only in the Collector’s Edition are two unique Xbox 360 decal stickers.
- 3rd Echelon Logo Decal
- Iconic Bullet Hole Decal
- “DIGGING IN THE ASHES” COMIC BOOK
- Watch the sequence of events preceding Splinter Cell Conviction unfold before your eyes in this one of a kind digital Splinter Cell comic book.
- STEELBOOK™ DVD CASE
- Premium embossed metallic steel case packaging with iconic bullet hole imagery.
- SPLINTER CELL CONVICTION XBOX 360 GAME DISK
- SPLINTER CELL CONVICTION MANUAL
Final Fantasy XIII — 3/9/2010 $59.99
God of War III: Ultimate Edition 4/1/2010 $99.99
Reserve God of War III and receive a GameStop exclusive Phantom of Chaos character skin. Based on early concept art done when the God of War I team was first creating the character that would eventually become Kratos. Available online and in-store while supplies last. Note: The exclusive unlockable skin becomes available in-game when the player has completed the entire GOW III game at least once.
The Ultimate Edition will feature the following:
- High-End Sculpted Replica of Pandora’s Box
- Limited-Edition God of War Art Book featuring exclusive art, content, and interviews
Exclusive Digital Content (Available via PlayStation Network voucher codes on day of launch)
- God of War Combat Arena containing an exclusive environment and seven challenges
- Premium Kratos Skin – Dominus
- God of War: Unearthing the Legend Franchise Documentary – a full-length movie documentary depicting the history of the God of War franchise
- God of War Trilogy Soundtrack – God of War, II, and III scores from the game (mp3 digital download).
- God of War: Blood and Metal EP – a heavy metal homage featuring original music inspired by God of War (mp3 digital download).