Grand Theft Auto V, like any modern game, will be available at launch in a variety of different editions, each with increasing costs. Naturally, the more exclusive the content the more expensive the package, and what's more exclusive than downloadable content? Rockstar has released some addition details regarding the digital content to be bundled in Grand Theft Auto V's special and collector's editions. Don't go crazy, or anything.
Special Edition/Collector's Edition
- Three additional weapons that will be free at each Ammu-Nation, the .50 Caliber Pistol, the Bullpup Shotgun, and the hammer melee weapon
- A 20% discount at shops, in addition to a single character specific outfit, article of clothing (shirt, hoodie, jacket), haircut, facial haircut, and tattoo for each of the three main protagonists.
- Boost to allow each of the Grand Theft Auto V protagonists' special abilities to regen 25% faster than normal.
- Five stunt plane trials, basically air-races.
Collector's Edition Only
- Niko Bellic, plus Claude and Misty from Grand Theft Auto V, to select as parents in Grand Theft Auto Online's unique hereditary-based character creation system.
- Exclusive garage to store custom vehicles, which will come stocked with a CarbonRS bike and the Hotknife hotrod. In Grand Theft Auto Online the Khamelian electric car will also be available for purchase (not automatically unlocked)..
Nothing that would make me throw my keyboard and mouse to the floor and rush out the door to preorder, but for those excited about Grand Theft Auto V and have some spare cash -- bonuses are always better. Costumes and cars are great, but if most of them are in single player there's not much purpose to them, especially considering GTA5 is likely to have tons of options there by default.
As for the Collector's Edition exclusive items, consider my interest piqued. This "Hereditary" character creation system sounds, well, it sounds very Grand Theft Auto. Will additional parents prove significant? Hell, just saying Niko's my Dad is rather hilarious. An exclusive garage could also be great -- depending on where it is.
Standard, Special or Collector's Edition, Grand Theft Auto V will be launching September 17 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.