Amazingly the post is a look inside – take a breah – the Borderlands 2 Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector’s Edition and Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition.
At this point I can’t even tell you whether that’s 2K Games’ Borderland humour or whether “Borderlands 2 Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector’s Edition and Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition” is marketing speak gone mad. Just how important are collectors editions to the “please, please, pre-order and pay a lot” market that keeps computer games profitable?
These are two different editions.
The Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector’s Edition has a recommended retail price of £64.99 for the Xbox 360, PS4 and PC. The Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition costs £99.99 for the Xbox and PS3 but only £74.00 on the PC.
What is inside?
Inside the Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector’s Edition is a Marcus Kincaid bobblehead, an Inside the Valut: The Art & Design of Borderlands 2 hardback, collectable stickers, a map of Pandora, a code for a digital comic download and bonus, downloadable, in-game content.
Inside the even more expensive edition, the Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition, is everything listed before and a collectable scaled replica of the red loot chests, a steelbook case, Creatures of Pandora wide-format ID chart, a lithograph postcard set, field notes from Sir Hammerlock, a cloth map of Pandora and a certificate of Authenticty.
There’s more! If you pre-order either of these editions or even the standard edition of Borderlands 2 then you get access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club. That means you’ll get access to the Gearbox Gun Pack, a Golden Key, the Vault Hunter’s Relic as well as the Mechromancer. The Mechromancer is the new fifth class being introduced by the game and people who don’t pre-order may well feel annoyed it’s not available to them.
Borderlands 2 is due out in the States on the 18th of September and a few days later, on the 21st, everywhere else.
Of course, these pack trailers are giving us clues to the game. Who is Sir Hammerlock?