#1 Edited by Banshee (120 posts) -

Hey guys, Rockstar announced the details of the special and collector's editions of GTA V today.

Special Edition: ($79.99)

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 Ammunation stores in single player, merchants will have special weapons in their inventory available for free: the Pistol .50, Bullpup Shotgun and melee Hammer.

Collector's Edition: ($149.99)

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 original article from Rockstar can be seen here: http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/50061/announcing-the-grand-theft-auto-v-special-edition-and-collectors.html

#2 Edited by McTangle (157 posts) -

That hat is pretty great, but I get the feeling that people who are going to spend $150 on a videogame, by and large, aren't going to wear snapback hats.

#3 Edited by JouselDelka (967 posts) -

GTA is one of my all time favorite franchises, but it's nothing more than a fun killing and thieving simulator, it has no charm or lore about it that would make me pay for any "swag."

Alan Wake, Witcher 2, that's the kind of charming and special title with characters and universes worth the posters and swag. GTA is great at letting me be a sick gangsta, but nothing more.

#4 Posted by Demoskinos (14583 posts) -

I kind of want all that DLC stuff but... I REALLY don't want all the stuff that goes with it nor more importantly do I want to pay $150 for it.

#5 Posted by RonGalaxy (2908 posts) -

@jouseldelka: I don't know, I might plop the extra 20 bucks just for that map. That's the only cool piece of "swag" in these bundles.

#6 Posted by Marcsman (3125 posts) -

I just want to know if it is coming to the next gen systems. Does anybody know?

#7 Posted by SeanFoster (858 posts) -

@marcsman said:

I just want to know if it is coming to the next gen systems. Does anybody know?

Nobody knows for sure. Xbox 360 and PS3 are the only 100% confirmed platforms. Everything else is just hope and speculation.

#8 Edited by RonGalaxy (2908 posts) -

@demoskinos: All of the important dlc comes with the 80 dollar version. The only dlc exclusive to the 150 dollar version is "classic" character skins for multiplayer, and you get early access to a garage (which will unlock in the game anyway), plus 2 cars that sound unnecessary. Overall, that 80 dollar version might be worth it.

Plus, that blue print map is pretty god damn rad

#9 Posted by Yummylee (21295 posts) -

The additional stuff certainly sounds pretty appealing, but it's still a little too pricey... Maybe the hype will overwhelm me enough as it gets closer to release, but until then I'm feeling pretty OK in sticking with the regular edition. I wonder when they say classic characters for the MP, they mean they'll also dive a little deeper into the PS2 era GTAs as well. Since they're adding them to the 'character creator', I assume they'll only be parts that you can piece together to make the characters. Still, the possibility of roaming around as a GTAV-quality Tommy Vercetti would be pretty sweet.

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#10 Posted by crusader8463 (14415 posts) -

Meh. None of that interests me and I'm still waiting for a PC release. Sucks that they can't ever release PC at the same time. I thought we had moved past that shit as a medium. The game always ends up getting spoiled since every game site will be going nuts and doing nothing but talk about the game for a week or two when it comes out. Then by the time the PC one releases there's no excitement around it anymore.

#11 Edited by Live2bRighteous (315 posts) -

I'm a little to interested in this game to NOT get the collectors edition.

Also, keep in mind... Max Payne 3 had a similar special edition with the classic characters bonus. Eventually, it was sold as DLC. You most likely won't be missing out on that. Although, the collectors edition may make you one of the few to have it for the first month or two.

#12 Posted by Coafi (1481 posts) -

For $150, that's not a whole lot in there to justify that price. They could've thrown in a replica mask of one the characters.

#13 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (990 posts) -

I'm going to buy the regular version, then maybe like GTA4 these will go for fairly cheap down the road and i might think about it then. I do not care enough for the things in the $80 version, and for $150 i could buy GTA5 and another new game with change left over, which i find much more appealing then some DLC and swag i will just leave around the house.

#14 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

The only thing worth for me is flying the blimp! wich you can do if you pre-order the regular edition and man I do not like to pre order games but I totally want to fly that thing!.

#15 Edited by Optix12 (611 posts) -

That blimp is the main dlc thing that interests me in all the bundles. I really want that hat, but i dont want to pay £120 for it

#16 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7056 posts) -

@angeln7: OH MAN. That's a pretty great preorder bonus.

#17 Posted by Banshee (120 posts) -

@optix12: The blimp is available with any preorder, not just the special, and collector's editions.

#18 Posted by Harknett (126 posts) -

That hat is pretty damn fresh...

#19 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

I'm definitely getting the Special Edition. Fuck the Collector's Edition though.

#20 Posted by HatKing (5836 posts) -

@yummylee said:

The additional stuff certainly sounds pretty appealing, but it's still a little too pricey... Maybe the hype will overwhelm me enough as it gets closer to release, but until then I'm feeling pretty OK in sticking with the regular edition. I wonder when they say classic characters for the MP, they mean they'll also dive a little deeper into the PS2 era GTAs as well. Since they're adding them to the 'character creator', I assume they'll only be parts that you can piece together to make the characters. Still, the possibility of roaming around as a GTAV-quality Tommy Vercetti would be pretty sweet.

Well, if it's anything like Max Payne 3, they'll be full skins, not just parts. In fact, in Max Payne 3, the classic skins were only available for use in regular deathmatch mode and none of the more fleshed-out parts of the multiplayer. My guess is that this is going to be a similar situation.

#21 Edited by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

I'm getting the Collector's Edition. I would only do this for GTA. I don't buy special editions, the only time I've ever felt the price was justified was when I bought GTAIV's Special Edition for $90. I still use that lockbox and dufflebag regularly, and have my keys on the awesome Rockstar keychain. $150 is a bit much, but I like the things that they're offering. I'm a little unsure about the deposit bag, but I'm sure I'll make some use out of it. Ha, like someone said, as much as I like that Los Santos hat, I'm sure I won't be wearing it very often, if at all.

@coafi said:

For $150, that's not a whole lot in there to justify that price. They could've thrown in a replica mask of one the characters.

I think it would have been awesome if they had included one of the masks they used in this mission. I'm particularly liking the monkey mask that Trevor wears.

#22 Edited by Coafi (1481 posts) -

@thegreatguero: Yep, that's the one I had in mind. It looks awesome, and it's probably not that expensive to make.