Rockstar Games Announces Special Edition and Collector’s Edition for GRAND THEFT AUTO V

     May 24, 2013

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Most A-list games now come with special editions and collector’s editions.  The special edition costs a little bit more, and throws in some nice gameplay perks with a little swag.  The collector’s edition costs a lot more, comes with everything the special edition has, more gameplay stuff, and then throws in even more swag.  Grand Theft Auto V is no exception.  Everyone who pre-orders will get access to the “Atomic Blimp”.  The special edition comes with a steelbook case, blueprint map, stunt plane, special ability boost, additional weapons, and bonus outfits, tattoos, etc.  The collector’s edition comes with all that stuff along with a New Era “Los Santos” cap, a security deposit bag with logo key, unique vehicles and garage, and custom characters (e.g. Niko Bellic from Grand Theft Auto IV).

Hit the jump to see images of the editions and for the press release, which contains more details about what comes with each edition.  Click here to pre-order the special edition, and click here to pre-order the collector’s editionGrand Theft Auto V will be released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17th.

Via Rockstar Games.

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Here’s the press release:

Rockstar Games® Announces Grand Theft Auto V® Special Edition and Collector’s Edition Details

Atomic Blimp pre-order bonus now available

New York, NY – May 23, 2013Rockstar Games is very proud to announce full details of the Special Edition and Collector’s Edition of Grand Theft Auto V® for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, that are now available for worldwide pre-order from participating retailers.

In addition, consumers who pre-order the Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition, Collector’s Edition or the standalone retail version now will be ensured access to the Atomic Blimp in-game vehicle. With every pre-order, players gain the ability to pilot the most iconic and leisurely aircraft in the Los Santos skies.

The Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition includes:

  • Full retail copy of Grand Theft Auto V;
  • Collectible SteelBook with Exclusive Artwork – features custom color and metallic treatments to bring out the detail of the Michael, Trevor and Franklin artwork created exclusively for this SteelBook;
  • Blueprint Map – exclusive, 21.5” x 26.75” map displays a blueprint view of Los Santos and Blaine County;
  • 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 players 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.

The Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition includes the contents of Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition 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 Onlineget 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 Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition comes packaged in a collectible outer box featuring a foil embossed Grand Theft Auto V logo on the top and finished with a matte, scuff-resistant film lamination housing all of the contents.

The Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition and Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition are the perfect way for fans to celebrate the return of this acclaimed series, with special digital content and exclusive Grand Theft Auto V physical items. Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition will retail for $149.99, while the Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition will retail for $79.99.

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