Rockstar Games announced this week that Grand Theft Auto V has officially gone gold, which means that right now the game’s code is being burned onto shiny DVD/Blu-ray discs in preparation for its September 17th launch! To celebrate the occasion, Rockstar has detailed the contents that fans can expect to find in the Special and Collector’s Edition SKUs.
The Special Edition of Grand Theft Auto V costs $79.99 (Physical bonus: Blueprint Map, Steel Book Case, Exclusive Artwork), while the Collector’s Edition goes for $149.99 (Physical bonus: Blueprint Map, Steel Book Case, Exclusive Artwork, Los Santos Cap, Security Deposit Bag with Logo Key).
Both editions come packed with a range of common digital bonuses (two special free firearms, a hammer to use as a “brutal” melee weapon, bonus outfits and tattoos, a 25% boost to the player’s Special Ability bar, and Stunt Plane Trials), but there are a two additional goodies that are unique to the Collector’s Edition of GTA V.
Unique Vehicles and Garage Property (Collector’s Edition only)
The Collector’s Edition also features an exclusive garage to store custom vehicles that comes stocked with the CarbonRS sports bike and the Hotknife – an open frame 1930’s style hotrod. In Grand Theft Auto Online your garage and the high-end Khamelion electric car, which is specific to GTA Online, are both purchased through in-game websites accessed through your Online character’s cell phone.
Custom Characters for Grand Theft Auto Online (Collector’s Edition only)
GTA Online introduces a new spin on traditional character creation with the hereditary-based creation system. Select your character’s appearance by choosing your parent’s heritage, then use the gene dominance meter to dial-in which parent your appearance favors more. Additionally, you’ll customize your character’s daily activities – everything from family time to illegal work and sports to couch potato hours all have an impact on your character’s appearance and skill set (and you can always rank up your skill stats more via gameplay). As part of the Collector’s Edition package, you’ll get Niko Bellic, along with both Claude and Misty from Grand Theft Auto III to use as parent options within the character creation system.
Finally, Rockstar Games has promised that we will all get another look at Grand Theft Auto V this coming Thursday (August 29th), when they release the game’s “official trailer.” The exact time that the trailer will be posted has not yet been announced, but we will let you know once it has been released out into the wild.
Source: Rockstar Games