Limited Edition Call of Duty MW3 Console Announced

By Rebecca Smith, 8 years ago
Since the Star Wars Limited Edition Kinect console bundle was delayed until after the Holiday season, those wanting a new console before the end of the year were faced with just three choices: an ordinary Slim 250GB model, an ordinary Slim 4GB model, or the Gears of War 3 Limited Edition 320GB console. Now, you're back up to four choices. During the Call of Duty XP event currently being held in Los Angeles, Microsoft announced another limited edition console to be released in time for the Holiday market and, unsurprisingly, the theme is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

As well as the console sporting customised "battle-worn" graphics and a 320GB hard drive, it will also make custom sounds when the console is powered on and off and the disk tray is opened. The bundle will include two custom wireless controllers, a copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, a one month Xbox LIVE Gold subscription and exclusive avatar items.

Console box

Console side view right

Console side view left

Console front

The controller uses the transforming D-pad that can be rotated to adapt to the player’s gameplay. The accessory will be available for purchase separately too, and will include an Xbox LIVE token for an unspecified exclusive download.

Controller left

Controller right

Microsoft has also announced a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Wireless Headset with Bluetooth, complete with battle-worn artwork to match that of the limited edition console. Players can not only chat with friends during the game, but can also communicate with Bluetooth®-enabled mobile phones, PCs and other devices. The headset includes a charging cradle, ear loop, ear gels, and also comes with an Xbox LIVE token for an unspecified exclusive download.

Although the Bluetooth Headset doesn't have any packshots, Microsoft has released a video displaying all three items, as well as a few seconds of gameplay footage from the upcoming game.

Both the wireless headset and the wireless controller will be shipped to stores on October 11th. The headset will cost $69.99 (US ERP), and the controller will cost $59.99 (US ERP). The console will be released worldwide on November 8th, 2011, and will cost $399 (US ERP).

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.