Through the newswire, we have learned that Deep Silver has added another special edition set to its Saints Row IV retail line-up. However, while new special edition sets pop up from time to time, none have ever been like this, making the announcement of Emperor Zinyak’s Game of the Generation Edition that much more noteworthy. It’s not Deep Silver and Volition tooting their own horns that has caused the commotion, though, because, let’s face it, they do that all the time when it comes to this particular tongue-in-cheek sandbox franchise. No, it’s the additional items included within that have made a commotion, while bumping this 5000 copy set up to a lofty $129.99 price tag.
In addition to including all of the contents that its one hundred dollar peer, the Wub Wub Edition, contains, the Saints Row IV Game of the Generation Edition will ship with its own display case, which lights up and spins. It’s true…we’re not writing a belated April Fool’s Day joke here. Furthermore, there’s talk that a velvet pouch has been put in the box, just to make sure that purchasers can keep everything dust free.
Although I’ve never been one to bother with collector’s edition sets for any game, because I prefer to put that additional money towards other games and generally have no use for the extras that come with said sets, I like the creativity that is being displayed here. Sure, I’d never value a disc enough to put it in a display case (no matter how great said game is, and regardless of the fact that Saints Row IV is one of my most-anticipated titles of this generation), but I can understand why people would buy this as a gag item.
Leave it to the team at Volition Inc. to come up with the weirdest special edition set for a video game in existence. Or, at the very least, one that makes it into the top three.
Emperor Zinyak Commandeers Deep Silver PR Department, Announces Saints Row IV ‘Game of the Generation’ Edition
ZIN EMPIRE, July 26, 2013 – ATTENTION ALL SENTIENT MEMBERS OF THE HUMAN SPECIES:
Hello. Emperor Zinyak here, speaking through the abominable and lowly marketing and public relations departments of Deep Silver, which I assure you will be much handled now that I am in control. It has come to my attention that the so-called “Super Dangerous Wub Wub Edition” of the upcoming Saints Row IV title for PC and Consoles needed more “wub” and rare items for the gamers of today and therefore I have commandeered these contemptible departments to issue news of my own version of the Saints Row IV collector’s edition, one collector’s edition to rule them all. Today I present to you the SAINTS ROW IV GAME OF THE GENERATION EDITION.
Included in the stupendously triumphant GAME OF THE GENERATION EDITION (USD $129.99 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – ONLY 5000 COPIES PRODUCED) is a rare and coveted Display Case of Everlasting Glory: a light-up rotating display case with an individually-numbered plaque indicating exclusiveness, elitism, AAAAA quality and other highbrow words describing your unwavering dedication to my ultimate reign over humanity. Additionally, because you love the finer things in life but will never be more than a tiny, insignificant human being and therefore lesser than the greatest being of them all, myself, the GAME OF THE GENERATION EDITION comes with a “Top Shelf” velvet pouch for you to protect this treasure and pass it down to any offspring I may or may not allow you to produce. And in a show of my truly magnanimous nature, the GAME OF THE GENERATION EDITION includes all items in the previously announced Super Dangerous Wub Wub edition as well. You’re welcome.
And in the event that you need a reminder, since I know human brains are far less powerful than my own perfect and luxuriously sculpted brain, included in the Super Dangerous Wub Wub edition ($99.99 USD) is a 12-inch Dubstep gun replica capable of rendering your enemies absolutely speechless with the power of music. The ultra-high quality weapon replica with its sleek design, delightful “wubs” directly from the in-game Dubstep Gun and a laser sight. Yes, it’s a replica. You don’t really think I’d allow you to have an actual weapon, do you?
Additionally the Super Dangerous Wub Wub Edition comes with an awe-inspiring 8-inch Johnny Gat Memorial Statue for all Saints to be able to pay tribute to the greatest Saint. Future generations will gaze upon Johnny’s grandeur while learning the history of his glorious murdering sprees with the Third Street Saints.
And because no President, especially yours, America, is ever without ‘the button,’ the Super Dangerous Wub Wub edition comes with a pocket-sized Dubstep Doomsday Button so fans can drop bombs on the go. Look at you. So powerful!
Fans of the game and citizens of Steelport who purchase either collector’s edition will also receive all in-game items from the Commander in Chief pre-order bonus, which include a Screaming Eagle that fires rockets out of its talons and can invoke the “Sonic Scream” attack, a limited-edition American-iconic “Uncle Sam” uniform decked out in those horrendous American flag colors and a stimulus package of epic proportions – the ‘Merica gun – a massive compilation of primitive human firepower.
The Super Dangerous Wub Wub edition and the GAME OF THE GENERATION EDITION of Saints Row IV are now available for preorder in North America and will only be available as long as supplies last.
Saints Row IV launches August 20th, 2013 across North and Latin America and August 23rd in the rest of the world. While you still have a world, anyway.
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