Rockstar likes giving players choices, which is why it announced the Special and Collector's Editions for Grand Theft Auto V. Both offer a wealth of items, physical and digital, for players to drool over, and the best part is pre-orders for each one start today. Anyone who pre-orders any version of GTA V, including the regular edition, gets access to the Atomic Blimp for all your leisurely joyride needs.
The Special Edition packs in a ton of gear, although most of it translates to in-game content:
- 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.
That's quite a nice assortment, but the Collector's Edition steps it up even further with a couple more physical items. You get everything in the Special Edition along with the following in a "premium outer box featuring a foil embossed Grand Theft Auto V logo on the top, finished with a matte, scuff-resistant film lamination":
- 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.
Whew, that's a lot of stuff. Rockstar looks to be going all out with the goodies on the Special and Collector's Editions, with a little bit of everything being included for good measure. The prices for each were also revealed, although the CE may put a bigger dent in the wallet. The GTA V Special Edition is priced at $79.99, while the Collector's Edition comes in at a ripe $149.99.
Grand Theft Auto V arrives on September 17 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. There's still no word on a PC edition, but hopefully we hear something on that one way or the other before long. Pictures of the Special and Collector's Editions, along with the Atomic Blimp, can be viewed below.