In addition to the standard versions (detailed below), Ubisoft offers a number of "Collector" editions for its upcoming Assassin's Creed III, varying by region, platform, and even by retailer.
Ubisoft announced Assassin's Creed III "Limited Edition" yesterday. It will be exclusive to America (North / South), and restricted to console versions of the game (PS3 and XBOX360).
Assassin’s Creed III Limited Edition will retail for $119.99 and contains essential items for gamers to ignite the American Revolution, including:
Assassin’s Creed III Limited Edition is available for pre-order today exclusively for North America and Latin America customers at GameStop, Amazon.com, Best Buy, Target and Wal-Mart.
- Assassin’s Creed III video game.
- Stunning 9.44″ Assassin statue featuring Connor poised to strike with tomahawk and hidden blade.
- Embroidered 28″x48″ Assassin’s Creed-inspired colonial flag.
- 3″x3.25″ sturdy metal belt buckle to proudly proclaim your allegiance to the Assassins.
PC users - American PC users, at least - will be able to purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition, instead. This download version, priced at $64.99, includes:
- Three single-player missions: Lost Mayan Ruins, Ghost of War, and A Dangerous Secret.
- Two single-player characters: Captain of the Aquila and Colonial Assassin.
- Two multiplayer characters: Redcoat and Sharpshooter.
Apparently, it includes all retailer-specific missions and characters. Weapons are not mentioned, though (the "Sawtooth Sword" from GameStop, "Pontiac's War Club" from BestBuy, the "Boarding Axe" from Amazon.com and the "Flintlock Musket" from Wallmart).
The Sharpshooter (multiplayer character) doesn't seem to be available from retailers. At least, it isn't part of a retailer-exclusive version, yet.
*EMEA: Europe, the Middle East and Africa
As an European player, I've noticed the "Join or Die Edition", from €59.99 (PC version) to €79.99 (PS3 / XBOX360 versions) :
This Join or Die Edition includes:
The medallion of the Assassins with its high quality curd ladle George Washington's notebook revealing all the truth & secrets about the Assassins and the Templars during the American Revolution.
In-game bonus content:The Sharpshooter Multiplayer Package:
Single Player Mission: Ghost of War. The tide of the Revolution turns into the Templars favor. Defeat your enemies and unlock The Pontiac’s War Club, a powerful Native American weapon.
Unleash the Sharpshooter fury in multiplayer with 1 new character, the Sharpshooter, 1 Relic, 1 Emblem, 1 special Picture and the Title of "The Jester".
And, the "Freedom Edition", too, from €79.99 (PC) to €99.99 (PS3 / XBOX360) :
This Freedom Edition includes:
- A 24cm high quality figurine of Connor - A steelbook case art drawn by awards-winning comic artist Alex Ross.
- George Washington's notebook revealing all the truth & secrets about the Assassins and the Templars during the American Revolution.
- One exclusive Lithograph.
In-game bonus content:
- Single Player Mission: Ghost of War. The tide of the Revolution turns into the Templars favor. Defeat your enemies and unlock The Pontiac’s War Club, a powerful Native American weapon.
- Connor’s mission leads him in an old Mayan pyramid, full of mysteries and revelations. Unlock Captain Kidd's fabled cutlass, a deadly, brutal and beautiful piece of steel.
- Unleash the Sharpshooter fury in multiplayer with 1 new character, the Sharpshooter, 1 Relic, 1 Emblem, 1 special Picture and the Title of "The Jester".
Oh, and there is a "Special Edition", too!
From €49.99 (PC) to €69.99 (PS3 / XBOX360).
In-game bonus content:
Single Players Mission: A Dangerous Secret. Fight against a secret that could jeopardize the funding of the revolution. In case of success, you'll be rewarded with an exclusive weapon: a Flintlock Musket.
If you would like to know about even more versions of the game, check out the (American) retailer-specific editions on Ubisoft's Website: