$150 Modern Warfare 2 bundle packs in night-vision goggles

After the success of premium-priced Guitar Hero bundles, Activision is preparing a holiday slate chock-full of games with peripherals packed in. In addition to Guitar Hero 5, the publisher has big-ticket bundles for Tony Hawk Ride, Band Hero, and DJ Hero.While the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern...

After the success of premium-priced Guitar Hero bundles, Activision is preparing a holiday slate chock-full of games with peripherals packed in. In addition to Guitar Hero 5, the publisher has big-ticket bundles for Tony Hawk Ride, Band Hero, and DJ Hero.

While the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 may not lend itself to the bundled controller business model, Activision and developer Infinity Ward are preparing the next best thing: an over-the-top limited-edition release. As revealed this week by an Infinity Ward YouTube video, Modern Warfare 2 will come in three different packages, the most extravagant of which--the Prestige Edition--will feature working night-vision goggles.

The video, hosted by Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling, lays out the content of the regular Modern Warfare 2 release, the Hardened Edition, and the Prestige Edition. The Hardened Edition will come packed in a metallic case with an art book featuring concept sketches and other details from the game's development. It also includes a downloadable code for the original Call of Duty on PC, Xbox 360, or PlayStation 3. Though the Prestige Edition remains unpriced, Bowling's Twitter page lists the Hardened Edition as selling for $80.

The Prestige Edition will come with the special Hardened edition of the game, the Modern Warfare 2-branded goggles, and a sculpted head to display the pack-in when not in use. North American retailers like GameStop, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Amazon.com are currently accepting preorders for the regular and Hardened editions of Modern Warfare 2 but have yet to list the Prestige Edition.

[UPDATE]: In another post on his Twitter,Bowling revealed the suggested retail price of the Prestige Edition package will be $149. Additionally, he specified that the console editions of the original Call of Duty will include the game's full multiplayer features.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is set for a November 10 debut. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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TheRealUser101
TheRealUser101

MW3 will be the third installment in the Modern Warfare series, and the eighth Call of Duty installment. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be released on November 8, 2011, while the Modern Warfare 3 pre-production started on April 9, 2010.

johnis80
johnis80

oh crap i should have preordered this

Cornicello
Cornicello

a_ko117 I totally agree but I think you should still give him a shot at explaining himself. I mean he did do the extremely hard math to discover the goggles are $70 compared to the $125 you would spend on the cheapest NVG I could find on a quick search on google. I mean the price difference is $55 (not including tax + s&h), so that's almost the price of the game. Now I enjoy making fun of idiots like this but I think it might be easier to call him a moron. I've already wasted enough of my own time typing this up.

a_ko117
a_ko117

thos NVGs look cool . . i don't know about you people . . but $70-$80 for a NVG is nothing to be complained about . . 1aaron456 . . i really had fun laughing at you dumba** . . first of all . . 70 bucks on a NVG goggles is a great bargain . . second . . why would the police confiscate it ? ?? it's from a promotional event . .that's publicly announced . . therefore the NVG is totally legal . . . duh third . . these are not military grade NVG goggles . . if you really are well-informed (or go out once in a while away from your computer). . civilian NVGs are publicly sold . . fourth . . these are functional NVGs . . not mere display-purposes-sh*t . . so these goggles can be used for airsoft night games, creeping around at night wearing them . . or other perverted things you can come up with . . . . but i go for the airsoft night games . . i don't need to creep around doing perveted things . . i have a good social life

chesterthebotch
chesterthebotch

So when you wear them and play MW2 is it like a wall hack or something, because, other than a gift, these come after the burnt piece of toast with Jesus' face on it, on my "Need to Buy" list

jokerzrus
jokerzrus

will you be able to wear them?

Blythe31
Blythe31

So utterly pointless it's painful. Yet, the consumer whore in me still wants a pair so badly. CURSE YOU RECESSION! I may not even get the hardened edition, because I don't think a tin foil case and a minuscule artbook is worth the extra 20 bucks... but I wouldn't mind if I had the money. heh.

lucas645
lucas645

ill probably get it as long as the goggles aren't a pice of crap.

Paul20181
Paul20181

That is so dumb. BUT I SO WANT IT!!!

eagleye1022
eagleye1022

I've been looking on-line a bit and these things are basically a cooler looking version of a kids toy on the market. It's basically a cheap IR camera and Infra red lights. http://74.6.239.67/search/cache?ei=UTF-8&p=night+vision+goggles+toy&fr=yfp-t-701&u=arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080928-hands-on-with-some-surprising-80-night-vision-goggles.html&w=%22night+vision%22+nightvision+goggles+toy+toying+toys&d=UetRihlMTVyr&icp=1&.intl=us here's a link to a review of what is basically the same thing, just a less cool looking version.

Freddy216b
Freddy216b

as silly as that looks, i think that is the best include in the best edition of any game i've ever seen

1aaron456
1aaron456

If any of you are thinking about buying these then your the biggest moron in this blog. Infinity Ward and Activision are just trying to scam ppl into paying more money. Everyone is saying that there 150 dollar goggles. Are you guys stupid the game cost 60 bucks so the goggles are only 90 bucks but wait. the hardened edition is 80 bucks so the goggles are only 70 bucks cuz the hardened edition comes with a metal case and a book. wooot. jk. but how dumb are u guys. 70 dollar goggles am i the only 1 that knows that these are sht u should realize that unles ur a moron. its pointless. and when you get in trouble blame it on infinity ward and also the police will take ur goggles. i know i bought some before and got introuble and they took them from me. so ur giving away 70 buck i hope ur happy. stupid inifinity ward and activision. they are so good at scamming all u stupid morons.

Reflection
Reflection

uh, these are definitely NOT military grade, trys to look like a PVS-7 but is way too big. Probably 2nd Gen 25mm instead of the 18mm Gen-3 stuff. Note the battery pack behind the head...

Microwin
Microwin

LMAO! I rather keep my money thanks.

jeffv541
jeffv541

now I can combat chipmunks in tha dark

ositoPERU
ositoPERU

hahaha... people will put these up on eBay or CL and will try to get $300 for them and the sad part is there will be suckas who'll pay!

ganno1
ganno1

imagin wearing that thing for a couple of hours no thanks!!!!!

Dangorath
Dangorath

my friend told me about this but i didn't believe him, but now i do

AustXilo
AustXilo

The prestige edition is now listed.

Lupo71
Lupo71

No PC Edition? WHY? WHY? Come on Activision/Infinity, how can you let the PC gamers (true FPS players) down? We are one of the largest gamers on the PC...you're letting us down, plus you're leaving money on the table! "I WANT MY PRESTIGE EDITION for the PC"

Armed92
Armed92

@ sMeAgOl_VaDeR So you say these NVG is going to reach 50 ft in tree different colours, I wanna know where you heard this, because really.. I doubt it. anyway, I might get this if it comes out in Europe (more specific Norway). regarding price, you pay around the same price for a guitar hero bundle. the goggles looks waaay big though, I might sell them if it's complete sh*t, or keep them like a prop for my bedroom.

dbe425
dbe425

Seriously, who thinks up this crap! A kick ass mouse pad with a MW2 image on it would have been a great idea. For a prestige edition, a custom (and quality) mouse along with the pad would have been a far better idea. If the goggles are not available for PC then Infinity Ward & Activision should consider that. PC games are more into customizing their rigs/setup. A mouse and mouse pad are part of the PC gamers gear. With a MW2 mouse and pad the game would be visible even when its not being played, plus it provides something that has a true use. They should put me on the payroll for such good ideas.

accretia27
accretia27

Night Vision Goggles that's nice

the808chad
the808chad

if the goggles actually worked i would get the prestige edition

IncipitOmega
IncipitOmega

I say all games should have prestige editions,with stuff like this !!! :D

virus_2049
virus_2049

the goggles will probably have the same capabilities as the cyclops nvg toy they have out in stores. its about 100 bucks. the goggles dont start getting good until about 300, but the nice ones (the ones these are probable modeled after) are 1200 and up. easy. i bet they will still be a good conversation piece none the less.

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

You know what your problem is, hayate-nogotoku? You lack vision.

bloodshot191
bloodshot191

im just getin the hardened edition so i can get cod 1

chrisvandergaag
chrisvandergaag

I can't wait til some kid gets arrested for a committing a crime with "night vision goggles, which he reportedly obtained as part of a promotion for a popular video game."

therealsomeguy
therealsomeguy

night vision goggles? i mean yeah its awesome and everything but what is the point, how often do we find ourselves in a pitch black warzone and need to see, anyone who gets the prestige pack will probly say "cool, night vision" then use the goggles twice then forget about them Its a gimmik, pure and simple...an extremly awesome gimmik....an extremly awesome gimmik that im probly gonna get so ill be prepared when the zombies come

sc-jager
sc-jager

yeah the goggles are gonna be POS. @specter1890 I didn't know they let little kids in the military with airsoft guns lol. If you were in the military you wouldn't say military you'd say marines or navy etc. You'd know they dont have NVG(night vision goggles) on rifles, they have NVSs(night vision scopes). And what kind of M16 were you issued(bet you don't know)?

tunaface
tunaface

The goggles are probably prototype from 1963 or something. They probably weigh about 90 pounds. lol.

Band-it
Band-it

I will most likely get the prestige edition and then sell the goggles on the street..lol

specter1890
specter1890

too bad I use real NVGs and a Peq 15 on my m16. Being in the real military has its perks but its nice playin video games where you get way better gear haha

sc-jager
sc-jager

@ Cowlick a good pair of NVGs cost nothing close to $30 lol good pair of NVG cost hundreds even thousands of dollars. sure you can get a POS (like the preorder goggles will probably be) for cheap but why waste your money on garbage.

bassbomber20
bassbomber20

There is NO PRESTIGE EDITION for the PC. So Do NOT get excited about it... PC gamers are once again not being given the same kinds of opportunities that their console counterparts are being given. So far neither Infinity Ward nor publisher Activision has commented on the reason behind this decision, despite comments from people on the Infinity Ward message boards asking for info.

aserbianguy
aserbianguy

$150 is kinda too much. just buy the original $60 copy or the $75 one, all you need is the game

TheDecoy2124
TheDecoy2124

I think I'll have to pass on the Prestige Edition and the Hardend edition. I already own a great pair of NVG's, so I'd just be throwing away money on the prestige edition; and I feel like the hardend edition is overpriced by about 10 bucks. Theres a ton of great games coming out this fall also, so I gotta spend my money wisely. Curse that devil clown Ronald McDonald and his low pay.

OF-5
OF-5

Lol kind of a stupid gimmick but its still pretty cool:)

georgeorjose
georgeorjose

night goggles!!!! hells yeah!! now i could wear it while playing at night, so i could find my chips :)

cowlick929
cowlick929

such a waste of money nvg's cose like 30 american for a good pair

Glokwerk
Glokwerk

I think it is totally worth it, but I have always wanted NVG's. The price is a little steep but if you have the cash why not, as a bonus you can say "I have night Vision Goggles" how many people can say that and not be full of s#!t. Pre-ordered the day they announced it was actually happening.