Today Treyarch and Activision revealed that not only will the Hardened and Prestige edition return but what’s included in the box has also been revealed.
– Call of Duty: Black Ops full game
– Premium, special-edition SteelBook™ case
– Limited edition Black Ops collector’s medal w/display case
– 4 additional co-op maps not included in the standard edition of the game
– Special Black Ops Xbox Live or PlayStation Home avatar outfit
The Prestige Edition is what every hardcore Call of Duty fan needs. It includes everything in the Hardened Edition, along with a real remote-control vehicle modeled after the in-game RC-XD killstreak reward! The RC-XD’s features include:
– Video & audio sent wirelessly to remote transmitter (200 ft. range)
– 2” backlit TFT 220 x176 color screen built into RC controller
– Digital proportional steering and throttle
– Independent suspension
– High and low speed settings
– Custom pistol grip style RC controller
– Display stand
*Features taken from http://www.callofduty.com/intel/355
Pricing for these aren’t detailed in the press release but looking at the pre-order pages for major retailers the Hardened Edition will cost $79.99 while the Prestige Edition will set you back $149.99. Let’s break down the pricing. For $79.99 you get the game priced at $69.99, a medal w/ case, a SteelBook case, an avatar outfit and 4 co-op maps. For 10 dollars more, that isn’t too bad of a price. But when you look at the Prestige edition which includes everything from the Hardened edition plus the addition of only a sweet R/C car for $70 more, it doesn’t sound so sweet. The R/C car at most should only cost $50 but I guess with the video camera, screen, and microphone they expect us to think it’s a deal. Sure it’s a pretty cool toy but it’s a plastic toy that will sit on your shelf and collect dust rather than be used for covert operations. I see it being more of a fun little toy as opposed to a collectors item.
Oh and by the way, you should probably get your pre-order in quick because apparently these are in limited supply. That’s what we are always told yet we still see MW2 Prestige or even Halo 3 Legendary Editions being sold.
So what do you think. Are you picking one of these up? What do you think of the price? Let us know in the comments.
CALL OF DUTY®: BLACK OPS COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER IN THE U.S.
Remote-Controlled RC-XD Video Surveillance Vehicle inspired by Multiplayer Highlights Prestige Edition
Santa Monica, CA – August 12, 2010 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) has de-classified details regarding the Collector’s Editions for Treyarch’s upcoming game, Call of Duty®: Black Ops, which is expected to be the entertainment event of 2010. Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition and the Call of Duty: Black Ops Hardened Editions, are expected to be this year’s hottest collector’s item and are now available in limited supplies for pre-order in the U.S. at major retail outlets nationwide. Call of Duty: Black Ops launches on November 9th, giving gamers the latest classified surveillance technology — the RC-XD — as part of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition.
For the Prestige Edition, Treyarch and Activision created an entirely original remote controlled surveillance vehicle inspired by the RC-XD from Black Ops Multiplayer. With a range of up to 200 feet, the RC-XD Surveillance Vehicle has a fully-functioning remote camera that transmits both TFT color video and audio to its operator.
The Prestige Edition is inclusive of the Hardened Edition, which includes a custom Black Ops limited edition medal, exclusive Black Ops Avatar outfit, as well as four playable cooperative maps.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Editions and Hardened Editions will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system when Call of Duty: Black Ops opens worldwide on November 9th, 2010. Black Ops drops gamers deep behind enemy lines into the world of deniable operations as a member of elite Black Ops units. Standard editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops will also be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Wii and Windows® PC. The title is not yet rated by the ESRB. Also in development, Call of Duty: Black Ops for Nintendo DS is rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB.
For more information, visit www.callofduty.com/blackops and also via Twitter @JD_2020.
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