Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Collector’s Edition Confirmed, Naughty Dog Revamps Pre-Order Strategy
The folks over at Naughty Dog have finally confirmed what a lot of you have been wishing for and that is a collector’s edition for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. The CE will come with a functional Traveling Chest replica which stores all of the other aspects of the Collector’s Edition – exclusive Steelbook case for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, a full size replica of Drake’s belt buckle from Uncharted 3, a full size replica of Drake’s necklace which includes Sir Francis Drake’s ring, and exclusive statue of Nathan Drake from Sideshow Collectibles.You’ll be able to pre-order the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Collector’s Edition from many retailers though there is still no word on how much this will cost :(. Either way, who’s picking this up?
Based on feedback from the last game, Naughty Dog is restructuring how they provide pre-order content – nearly all of their retailer exclusive bonuses grant you early access to key multiplayer Weapon Mods, Boosters and Medal Kickbacks. For our money though, it seems as if Amazon.com has the overall best set of bonuses if you are trying to decide where to pre-order from.
- First up is early access to the Creepy Crawler Kickback, which is available now by pre-ordering at GameStop. The Creepy Crawler Kickback allows you, when you’ve scored the requisite number of Medals, to turn into a swarm of deadly creatures to overwhelm your opponents as long as you’ve got time left on the Kickback countdown timer. That’s kind of hot if we do say so ourselves.
- By pre-ordering at Best Buy, you’ll unlock the Regeneration Booster early. The Regeneration Booster increases your healing rate in multiplayer, so that you can recover from your wounds and re-enter battle with full health sooner.
- Pre-ordering at Amazon.com nabs you three pre-order bonuses – one Kickback and two Weapon Mods. The Carpet Bomb Kickback allows you to send out three grenades with a single throw to blanket your opponent – or take out a group of opponents – with multiple explosions. The Clip Size Mods for the Para- 9 and G-MAL increase the size of your bullet clip, allowing you to trade more shots with your opponent before you have to reload.
- Over at Wal-Mart, you can get the Callout Weapon Mod, which allows you to equip your old friend, the AK-47, with a laser sight that enables your entire team to see the location of the opponent you are currently targeting.
If you don’t see your favorite retailer listed above, don’t worry there are many other retailers who will have a pre-order program and will be offering a voucher code for an exclusive Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception PSN Avatar and PS3 XMB Theme.