May 21, 2007 - Not that any of us are all that surprised, but today Rockstar announced that a special edition version of Grand Theft Auto IV will be hitting store shelves alongside the regular version of the much-anticipated sequel. Come October 16 in North America and October 19 in Europe, fans of rampant crime-sprees can have their feast of felonies in two different flavors.
The Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition comes inside a metal safety deposit box and contains a number of items besides the game itself. An exclusive art book will showcase production artwork used on the game and a soundtrack CD will highlight the music from "top artists" that is featured in the game. In addition, Rockstar fans will find themselves the proud owners of a Rockstar branded keychain and duffel bag.
Pre-ordering has already started for the Grand Theft Auto Special Edition, which will retail for $89.99 when it releases this fall.
$69.99 is an understandable price for a CE version of the game but $89.99? WTF? Personally I find that a bit too pricey, and some of the 'goodies' they can do without and lower the price. Guess it's no CE for me, oh well what the heck
I couldn't agree more that is pricey... I'm a sucker though for for anything that comes with Art Books, I have quite the extensive collection of video game art books, and this would be a change from the ordinary (most are from RPGs). PLUS it comes in a steel safety deposit box, you can't go wrong with anything that comes in a metal box.
Sigh so that means October 16 costs me $690 + tax... <=== no PS3 yet