|City of Villains
gets collector's edition
Drop an extra $30 into
NCsoft's coffers and walk away with seven HeroClix figures, an
art book, and more.
If there's one thing supervillains love, it's collecting things,
be they national monuments, varied and sundry ray beams, the
souls of their fallen foes, Precious Moments figurines… So it
seems only fitting that NCsoft is releasing a
collector's-edition version of its upcoming City of Villains
massively multiplayer online role-playing game, the quasi-sequel
to City of Heroes, filled with knickknackery for aspiring
tyrants and world devourers.
Ringing up at a weighty $79.99, the collector's edition includes
a number of freebies to entice consumers. The extra $30 (the
standard edition is $49.99) will net gamers an art book covering
both City of Villains as well as City of Heroes, two exclusive
in-game items, a City of Heroes trading card pack along with a
separate limited-edition card, seven City of Heroes/City of
Villains HeroClix figures, and a HeroClix map.
Gamers who preorder either version of City of Villains from
select retailers will also receive free access to the game's
beta test, a two-day head start on playing the final game before
it ships to retail, an exclusive in-game item that varies from
retailer to retailer, a limited-edition poster, and a CD-ROM
full of videos, wallpapers, art, screenshots, and more.
City of Villains is slated to ship October 30. It has not yet
been rated. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's interview
with the game's creative director, Jack Emmert.