News Roundup August 31st

by Huey Chewwy in

Today is the day for dates and pre-order editions!

Sony is hitting 2016 early with the release of Uncharted 4: A Thieve's End on March 18th.  Of course with the announcement of a release date comes the details of the special, collector's, and digital deluxe versions.  Physical copies will come in two different flavors, the $99.99 special edition, or the $119.99 collector's edition.  The special edition comes with a collectible steelbook case, a 48 page hardcover art book (by Dark Horse and Naughty Dog), a Naughty Dog & Pirate Sigil sticker sheet, and points to spend in multiplayer to unlock various content.  So what's in the Libertalia Collector’s Edition?  Everything mentioned above with the addition of a 12" Nathan Drake statue done by Gentle Giant, three multiplayer outfits, two custom weapon skins, a Henry Avery Sigil ball cap, and Madagascar Sidekick outfits.  Sound good?

If you prefer getting your games digitally, there is a deluxe version just for you.  For $79.99, the digital deluxe edition will include the game, a triple pack that includes the first ever single player story add-on, and two multiplayer packs that will add new rare/legendary items, and an instant unlock of two multiplayer customization items.  If you've pre-ordered Uncharted 4 already on the Playstation Store, you can upgrade to the digital deluxe version for $20.  All pre-orders of the game, both physical and digital, will include the  Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune outfit multiplayer customization, the Golden Weapon customization, and a pack of Naughty Dog Points.  Different retailers also have different pre-order bonuses.

  • Gamestop - Multiplayer Booster Pack and the Phurba Dagger Taunt
  • Amazon -  Snow Camo weapon customization and Desert Drake outfit multiplayer customization 
  • Playstation Store - Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Dynamic Theme and the Desert Weapon customization.

 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is hitting PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on February 23rd.  The collector's edition will include the game, a 48 page art-book in conjunction with Titan Books, a 9" Adam Jensen figure, and a limited edition steelbook.  Also included will be in-game rewards that you will be able to choose from.  Eidos and Square Enix are doing something really unique here with enabling players who pre-order (standard or collector's) the choice of their rewards.  These include in-game item packs, digital books, music, an extra in-game mission, and more.  What is interesting is these are in different tiers, with each tier being unlocked after a pre-order goal has been reached.  The fifth and final tier is very ambitious, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided arriving four days early.  One would assume this would apply to pre-orders only as the wording is a little vague.  Nonetheless it is an interesting way to get people to pre-order.

While the date for Street Fighter V has yet to be announced, pre-order bonuses and a collector's edition are revealed!  Four different North American retailers have different alternate costumes.  They are all cool and unique in their own way.

  • Gamestop: Battle Costume Ryu
  • Best Buy: Battle Costume Cammy
  • Amazon: Battle Costume M. Bison
  • PS Store/PC Digital: Battle Costume Chun-Li

The Street Fighter V Collector's Edition comes with a handful of goodies.  Included is the game, a 48 page hardcover art-book, code cards for additional digital content, and a sweet looking 10" Ryu statue.

If you missed out on the Deadpool game on PS3 and Xbox 360, you'll get the chance to play it on current gen systems.  Deadpool is coming to Xbox One and Playstation 4 on November 17th, right on time for the hype train for the Deadpool movie.

When Nintendo released the New 3DS in North America, only the XL version launched.  The "regular" New 3DS with changeable faceplates was oddly absent.  Now Nintendo is bringing that version to North America in the Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer bundle.  Two cover plates will be included, along with a download for the game which will retail for $219.99  Time will tell if Nintendo decides to offer the New 3DS as a standalone system and not part of a bundle.  

For those still with Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 systems waiting for their version of Mortal Kombat X, we've got some bad news.  The last-gen versions have been cancelled officially by Warner Bros. after mysteriously getting delayed right before launch.  A blog post states that the last gen versions were not up to quality standards that have been met by the current gen versions (although if you bought the PC version at launch, you could make an argument about quality).  If you did happen to pre-order/pre-purchase MKX on PS3 or Xbox 360, go to whichever retailer you made the purchase from and you will be given a full refund.