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Dark Souls II Collector’s Edition Miniature Weapon Set

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Here in the UK there is a Special Edition version of Dark Souls II which includes an authentic cloth game map, 30cm Warrior Knight figurine, collectible art book and the game sound track. However the Japanese have a special Special Edition which includes which includes a miniature weapons set. Check out the video below.

Dark Souls II is released for Xbox 360 on 14th March this year. Keep your eyes on ThisisXbox.com for more news in the build up to released and with any luck, an exciting review from one of the team.

 

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Special Edition

Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 Special Edition

As we can see from the image above, a new special edition of Castlevania: Lord of Shadows 2 has been released including the game disc, limited edition art book and special edition Belmont box. Listed on Amazon at £59.99, this is £25 more than the standard edition.

Will you be paying the extra for an art book and box? Let us know in the comments below.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is released on the 28th February here in Europe for Xbox 360.

 

YAIBA:Ninja Gaiden Z Special Edition Announced

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It has been announcedtoday that a Special Edition of YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z will be available at launch in limited supply for fans that purchase the retail game for either the Xbox 360 when it launches on 21stMarch.

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The Special Edition of YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z will include an exclusive full colour comic book by Dark Horse Comics, exclusive Yaiba themed DLC costumes for both Ryu Hayabusa and Momiji for use in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate and an original soundtrack for Xbox 360 which is included on physical disc.

I got to play the demo of this at last September’s Eurogamer Expo, and really loved it. The demo was a very early alpha build but the combat was fluid and smoothed and cell shaded style and animation really suited the game and story.

 

Grand Theft Auto V – Collectors Edition Content Detailed

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Grand Theft Auto V’s Special and Collector’s Editions were previously announced, but today Rockstar unveils all the details for what you can expect to receive at launch if you have pre-ordered your copy already. Included is a shed load of enhancements and accessories for all three of the games’ protagonists as well as your created character in Grand Theft Auto Online as you navigate the streets, skies and showrooms of Los Santos and Blaine County.

Additional Weapons

Regardless of which version you’ve chosen, your local Ammu-Nation will always be stocked with a pair of special firearms at no additional cost that also have their own unique customization options, skins and attachments – the .50 Caliber Pistol and the Bullpup Shotgun. You’ll also have access to the Hammer, which acts as a brutal melee weapon.

Bonus Outfits, Tattoos and More

When visiting any shops around Los Santos and Blaine County, Michael, Franklin and Trevor will receive a special 20% discount along with access to special items either in their personal wardrobes or from stores. Each character will receive 1 outfit each, one article of clothing – shirt, hoodie and jacket – each, a special haircut, facial hair look and tattoo.

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Custom Characters for Grand Theft Auto Online – Collector’s Edition only

GTA Online introduces a new spin on traditional character creation with the hereditary-based creation system. Select your character’s appearance by choosing your parent’s heritage, then use the gene dominance meter to dial-in which parent your appearance favors more. Additionally, you’ll customize your character’s daily activities – everything from family time to illegal work and sports to couch potato hours all have an impact on your character’s appearance and skill set and you can always rank up your skill stats more via gameplay. As part of the Collector’s Edition package, you’ll get Niko Bellic, along with both Claude and Misty from Grand Theft Auto III to use as parent options within the character creation system.

Special Ability Boost

Michael, Franklin and Trevor each have a their own unique Special Ability, which can be activated once each of them fills up the Special Ability bar based on various actions. Michael is an expert marksman – his Special Ability slows down time in a gunfight allowing him to pick off his targets with greater ease. Franklin is a skilled driver with sharp reflexes – his Special Ability lets him slow down time while driving any road-based vehicle, allowing him to quickly navigate through traffic with ease and take corners at high speeds. Trevor is a drug-addled sociopath with a short fuse – his Special Ability sends him into a rage, causing double damage to enemies while only taking half as much damage himself when hit. With the boost that’s included in both the Special and Collector’s Editions, the Special Ability bar will generate 25% faster.

Stunt Plane Trials

Take in Los Santos and Blaine County at breakneck speeds in the Grand Theft Auto V Stunt Plane Trials. In five thrilling and unique challenges, you’ll zip through mountains, deserts, oceans, and cities as you navigate through a maze of checkpoints, each placed to push your Stunt Plane to the limit. Completing each Trial will improve the piloting skill of your character. Compare your times with friends and vie for the top spot on the leaderboard.

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Unique Vehicles and Garage Property – Collector’s Edition only

The Collector’s Edition also features an exclusive garage to store custom vehicles, that comes stocked with the CarbonRS sports bike and the Hotknife – an open frame 1930’s style hotrod. In Grand Theft Auto Online your garage and the high-end Khamelion electric car, which is specific to GTA Online, are both purchased through in-game websites accessed through your Online character’s cell phone.

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Thanks Rockstar

Grand Theft Auto V – Collectors Edition’s

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Rockstar Games has now announced full details of both the Special Edition and Collector’s Edition of Grand Theft Auto V– which will be available for worldwide pre-order today from participating retailers.

As an additional bonus, those who pre-order any edition of Grand Theft Auto V (including the Special Edition, Collector’s Edition or the standard retail edition) between now and September 17th will get access to pilot the Atomic Blimp in-game vehicle.

The Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition includes:

  • Full retail copy of Grand Theft Auto V
  • Collectible SteelBook with Exclusive Artwork – This special SteelBook features double-sided, never-before-seen artwork of Michael, Trevor and Franklin. Custom color and metallic treatments bring out the detail of the artwork created exclusively for this SteelBook.
  • Blueprint Map – This exclusive, additional 21.5” x 26.75” map displays a blueprint view of Los Santos and Blaine County. Cryptic markings indicate locations for fast cash and other points of interest for the up-and-coming entrepreneur.
  • Special Ability Boost – Michael, Franklin and Trevor each have a unique special ability. With this boost, the special ability bar will generate 25% faster.
  • Stunt Plane Trials – Single player Stunt Plane Trials let you take on additional aerial challenges spread throughout Los Santos and Blaine County.
  • Bonus Outfits, Tattoos and More – Michael, Franklin and Trevor get bonus outfits in their wardrobes, character specific tattoos at tattoo parlors, and special deals from shopkeepers across Los Santos and Blaine County.
  • Additional Weapons – When visiting Ammunition stores in single player, merchants will have special weapons in their inventory available for free: the Pistol .50, Bullpup Shotgun and melee Hammer.

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The Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition includes all the contents of Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition as described above plus:

  • Grand Theft Auto V Security Deposit Bag with Logo Key – Inspired by the heists in Grand Theft Auto V, this custom 10.75” x 8.5” money bag features a pop-up style lock and laser cut logo key to secure important items. The reverse side features a pressed Rockstar Games logo on the security mount with a framed ID window.
  • Grand Theft Auto V New Era 9FIFTY Snapback Cap – This exclusive New Era 9FIFTY cap features an embroidered Los Santos logo on the front, a stitched, black Rockstar Games logo on the wearer’s left side, a Grand Theft Auto ‘V’ logo applique on the opposite side, and snapback closure for an adjustable fit.
  • Custom Characters for Grand Theft Auto Online – Get classic Grand Theft Auto characters to use within the Grand Theft Auto Online Character Creation System.
  • Unique Vehicles and Garage Property – Players will instantly receive a garage to store custom vehicles. In single player, the garage will be stocked with the 1930’s style Hotknife hotrod and the CarbonRS sports bike. In Grand Theft Auto Online, players will get the high-end Khamelion electric car.

The Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition comes packaged in a premium outer box featuring a foil embossed Grand Theft Auto V logo on the top, finished with a matte, scuff-resistant film lamination, housing all of the contents.

The Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition and Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition are the perfect way for fans to celebrate the return of GTA, with special digital content and exclusive Grand Theft Auto V physical items. Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition will retail for $149.99, while the Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition will retail for $79.99. All versions are now available for pre-order until September 17, 2013 while supplies last.

Mark of the Ninja Special Edition DLC Announcement

Klei Entertainment are happy to announce the Mark of the Ninja Special Edition DLC! Although the original Xbox LIVE Arcade hit was built to be a complete experience, both in terms of its mechanics and its narrative. But after the tremendous response Klei received, they felt something special should be done for all their supporters.

We rated the game 9.5/10 when it was released September 2012:

Mark of the Ninja from Klei Entertainment is every bit as entertaining and gripping to play as you’d expect from a Ninja game. Featuring many stealthy challenges and a persistent need to keep pushing forward with the story all within a spectacular 2D visual display of a dark, gritty world for your survival. You’ll never want it to end

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • A new level, set in a flashback to the early life of Dosan (the enlightened tattoo artist) that will set the stage for the events that transpire in Mark of the Ninja.
  • A new style of play, which includes a nonlethal takedown ability, and provides a hybrid of lethal and nonlethal approaches to the game.
  • Two new items, one more geared to stealth and concealment and one a bit more direct. Both the items and the new play style will be available in the main game as well as the new level. (more details at a later date).
  • Finally, we’ve added a ton of developer commentary to the main game. All the original levels will feature a number of commentary nodes that discuss various aspects of the game’s creation, anecdotes, at least two history lessons and other behind the scenes info from nearly everyone on the team.
  • Developer commentary has been fully localized for English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese. (Additional details below.)

For anyone who has already played Mark of the Ninja, the dev’s are hoping the Special Edition will give you a reason to revisit the game with both new challenges and insights, much as you’d watch the director’s commentary of one of your favourite movies.

The Special Edition will be available as DLC on Xbox Live Arcade this Summer. Pricing not yet announced.

Assassin’s Creed 3 – Join or Die Edition for XBOX 360: Better Than The Standard Game?

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Assassin’s Creed III – Join or Die Edition

The Assassin’s Creed franchise is an action-adventure series of games, available on multiple gaming platforms, revolving around a certain era, set in an open world game-play mode, following a protagonist in third-person, creating a life, fighting battles and overcoming challenging quests. The latest addition is no different. Assassins Creed 3 takes you into the past and has proved to be another strong showing for Ubisoft with the main story taking place during the American Revolution, the game impressing fans with its strong narrative, excellent game-play visuals and overall entertainment. Continue reading Assassin’s Creed 3 – Join or Die Edition for XBOX 360: Better Than The Standard Game?

Deep Silver Are Sorry for Offensive Dead Island Riptide Zombie Bait Edition

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I thought it looked a pretty cool package all in all, admittedly looking at the statue of the torso of a woman wearing a Brit flag bakini top and thinking… “wow there must be some real savage Zombies?” in this sequel! Continue reading Deep Silver Are Sorry for Offensive Dead Island Riptide Zombie Bait Edition