Besides BioWare RPGs, no upcoming new release makes me want to enter cryogenic stasis more than a Rockstar open-world title. GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption sit right up there with my favorite games of all time, and I have no reason to expect that GTA V will be the title that lets me down. What GTA IV had that sucked me in was a strong sense of place, and I can feel that same sense of place oozing out of Grand Theft Auto V
's screenshots. That's like getting a sunburn from your buddy's vacation photos.
It's really too bad that the nitrogen-flux matrix on my cryostasis machine blew out the last time I tried to use it. Thank the Maker I was only testing it on the neighbor's cat. The neighbors weren't happy, but at least I didn't need someone to explain to my children why their daddy was now an empty husk.
Anyway, I'm getting off topic.... Rockstar has announced a GTA V
Special and Collectors Edition and revealed their details along with pre-order bonuses.
The GTA V Special Edition
will include the full game (natch), a SteelBook filled with exclusive artwork, a Blueprint Map of Los Santos and Blaine County, the Stunt Plane Trial mini-game, bonus outfits, new weapons, and the three playable characters, Michael, Franklin, and Trevor, will receive a boost to the recharge rate on their special ability meter.
The GTV V Special Edition
will run you a cool $79.99.
The GTA V Collector's Edition
includes everything in the Special Edition plus a GTA V
Security Deposit Bag with Logo Key inspired by the in-game heists, a GTA V
9FIFTY Snapback Cap from New Era, custom characters to use online, unique vehicles and an in-game garage to store them in, and the game will come in a collectible outer box with the GTA V
logo foil embosses across its surface and a matte, scuff-resistant film lamination.
The GTA V
Collector's Edition will run you an even cooler $149.99.
Finally, everyone who pre-orders the standard game, Special Edition, or the Collector's Edition will get the in-game ability to pilot the Atomic Blimp.
You can pre-order them starting now right up until GTA V
's September 17 release date or while supplies last.
To learn more, follow the jump and/or visit www.rockstargames.com/V