RAGE Special Collector's Editions Announced

RAGE Special Collector's Editions Announced

Collector's Editions confirmed for UK and Australian markets

Written by Nexus Grunt on 16 August 11 at 14:27

Over the weekend, a new Collector’s Edition of Rage was announced. Such Collector's Editions seem almost mandatory for the gaming industry these days to help raise pre-order sales, generate extra income, and encourage gamers to buy the game new and not pick it up second-hand. They often include additional items which cover the spectrum from the sublime to the ridiculous, and where exactly the offerings from this Collector’s Edition fit, I’m not entirely sure.

The CE will be an enhanced version of the previously announced Anarchy Edition which already gives the gamer new downloadable items – a double barreled shotgun, crimson elite armour, Fists of Rage melee weapon, and a Rat Rod Buggy. What distinguishes this CE is the addition of a "Making-of" DVD, and two issues of Rage comics.

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It is worth noting that these comics are the official Rage comic books published by Dark Horse, which cover the prequel story to the game, written by Arvid Nelson and Andrea Mutti. The comics aim to give an insight into the same virtual, apocalyptical world in which gamers are about to immerse themselves. Usually, I would wonder when a gamer would find time to sit down and read at all, but remembering the 22GB hard disk install that John Carmack recommends, I wonder no further.

I have to admit that I’m a little disappointed with these offerings and I would expect more from a Collector's Edition, especially given that the comics are available separately from Dark Horse Publishers at the normal price. Earlier in the year, a separate Collector's Edition was announced for the Australian market, which contained the same DVD, an A3 size poster, some badges, and, best of all, a Rage branded tri-wing boomerang, all of which seem a lot more collectable to me.

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At the time of writing, these Collector's Editions have been announced for the UK and Australian markets only, but who knows what new announcements will be made for other regions before the official release date. Watch this space!

Rage is developed by id, published by Bethesda, and is scheduled for release in North America on October 4th, and in Europe on October 7th.
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Mercenary Girl - i wish i was still home in new york to celebrate the giants win. Best touchdown ever was at the end of that game lol
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Posted on 16 August 11 at 14:29
exclusive to eb games? i thought they don't exist anymore singe gamestop bought them out
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Posted on 16 August 11 at 14:35
How much is the "Anarchy" edition?
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Posted on 16 August 11 at 14:38, Edited on 16 August 11 at 14:39 by ShadowMonkey987
Zacry072 said:How much is the "Anarchy" edition?You get the Anarchy Edition for pre-ordering the game. so the same price really.

Also the price of the Collectors Edition for the UK is the same price as the regular/Anarchy Edition (£39.99)
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Posted on 16 August 11 at 14:39
Not enough to be worth it for me. Seems I'm going with the Anarchy Edition which looks awesome!
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Posted on 16 August 11 at 14:41
I like that you get comics with the game/gamestation editions but nothing worth paying the extra $ for, for me
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Posted on 16 August 11 at 14:49
i want that damn boomerang!!!
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Posted on 16 August 11 at 14:49
I'll hold out for the boomerang, here in the US.
Posted on 16 August 11 at 14:49
eb games here i come
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Posted on 16 August 11 at 14:53
Sticking with the Anarchy!
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Posted on 16 August 11 at 14:54
I'm fine with my Anarchy Edition, as I don't have much vested into this game as far as interest is concerned; I just wanna try it out.
Posted on 16 August 11 at 15:02
Mercenary Girl said:exclusive to eb games? i thought they don't exist anymore singe gamestop bought them outeb games still exist but only in Australia and new zeland
Posted on 16 August 11 at 15:03
Where is there an EB games anymore?
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Posted on 16 August 11 at 15:06
Anarchy will do just fine
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xbox360freak222 said:Mercenary Girl said:exclusive to eb games? i thought they don't exist anymore singe gamestop bought them outeb games still exist but only in Australia and new zelandis it owned by gamestop there? Or did they just randomly want to buy out all the North American EB's....
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Posted on 16 August 11 at 15:54
I'm all over this like a rioter is over a branch of JJB Sports.
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Posted on 16 August 11 at 15:55
"but remembering the 22GB hard disk install that John Carmack recommends"

I find this very worrying
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Posted on 16 August 11 at 17:11
this seems a bit underwhelming, i'll stick with my in-game content from the Anarchy edition
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Posted on 16 August 11 at 17:41
Comics inside collectors editions always seems a bizarre choice to me. Okay, maybe not, since the publishers can dump them inside the boxes for super cheap, but it adds no value whatsoever for me.

Pin badges? A plastic boomerang? I dunno, that also feels really cheap.
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Posted on 17 August 11 at 00:33
Yeah, I'm definitely going to pass on this. I'll just get the standard edition evetually when I have the money. That boomerang does look pretty cool though.