Assassin's Creed III $120 LE packs a statue

Ubisoft bundling tomahawk-wielding Connor statue, colonial flag, and belt buckle in premium pack for consoles; PC gamers get $65 Deluxe Edition with extra missions.

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Gamers looking to bring Assassin's Creed III hero Connor into their homes in a new way this fall can pick up the $120 Assassin's Creed III Limited Edition, due out on October 30 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in North America. This premium offering packs in a number of items, the first of which is a 9.44-inch Connor statue, which depicts the killer with a tomahawk and a hidden blade.

Connor goes to war this October

Also included in the Assassin's Creed III Limited Edition for consoles is an embroidered 28x48-inch Assassin's Creed-inspired colonial flag. Additionally, the premium bundle includes a metal belt buckle.

Ubisoft has not forgotten PC gamers, as the firm announced today the Assassin's Creed III Digital Deluxe Edition for Windows machines. It will include three single-player missions, which take players to Cozumel Island in search of lost treasure. Additionally, the premium pack includes a mock George Washington notebook, which includes details on his journey during the American Revolution.

In addition, the Assassin's Creed III Digital Deluxe version bundles the Captain of the Aquila's uniform and traditional Colonial Assassin in-game outfits, as well as in-game items like a boarding axe and Scottish flintlock for use in the game's single-player campaign.

Lastly, the premium PC offering packs in the sharpshooter and redcoat characters for use in Assassin's Creed III's multiplayer component and a collection of audio tracks from past Assassin's Creed games. No images of the limited edition or digital deluxe version were released.

Ubisoft made no mention regarding whether the missions and items in the digital deluxe version of Assassin's Creed III will be made available to those who do not purchase the top-tier Windows bundle or the premium console game. As of press time, Ubisoft had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment.

Discussion

66 comments
King_Jeremy_77
King_Jeremy_77

No sale for me, i'll go with the bare bones game.  Pay $120 for a LE, or buy two games...i'll take two games instead.  Maybe if the LE also came with an artbook, soundtrack, in game content,or something else i might buy it. I paid $60 for the Starhawk LE and got a buttload of extra stuff.  $120 is a bit much when all i wanna do is play a game.

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

Only an idiot would buy this "Limited Edition".

 

There's the Freedom edition, which comes with the same figurine, medal, and in-game content. Only thing it doesn't have is a flag. But it's ALOT cheaper.

 

Do you really want to pay this much for a f***ing flag? Morons.

Stiler
Stiler

Like almost ANY other big game CE, the price will fall in a few months as the huge boxes are taking up shelf space and retailers mark them way down.

 

If the CE isn't "Limited " with an edition size it will NOT go up in value, like Halo 3, Bioshock 2, Mortal Kombat, the previous Assassin's Creed. You can find these for a lot cheaper a few months down the road, or even Ebay for pieces of the CE (IE if you just want the statue).

 

Be smart, just buy the game and wait if you want the CE.

joeborg14
joeborg14

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm don't care

CraZkid37
CraZkid37

A picture with the announcement would have been nice...

Codester_41
Codester_41

...A belt buckle would be nice... and for you plastic haters, it'll most likely be in metal. I'm just not gonna pay another $60 for a belt buckle.

Bobdog52
Bobdog52

Couldn't care less about the plastic crap i just want the extra in game content :)

jessie82
jessie82

120bucks for a lump of plastic

DarthLod
DarthLod

Ahh, the good old days. Where one version of the game came out no matter the store and no pre-order crap. I really miss it.

SolidTy
SolidTy

I'm in the process of taking my trophies down to display these statues, Soon, my house will be full of statues!

deliman
deliman

Tacky.  Plastic.  Crap.

 

That people still buy this junk boggles my mind...

lazycomplife
lazycomplife

The Old Republic, Gears of War 3, Skyrim, Diablo 3... Do we really need moar statues?

okassar
okassar

The $65 bundle with extra missions is a good deal. The $120 bundle will go down to $70 on some online sale a 5-6 months after launch (happened with Skyrim).

Llama345
Llama345

$120? Wow-E! Thats TWO games. I would probably get this for $80. 

TruthTellers
TruthTellers

Wow that Chinese made crap just keeps getting more and more expensive.

EPaul
EPaul

Too rich for my blood my maximum price for CE is 80 bucks

sonicare
sonicare

HOnestly, most of these CE are garbage.  I love games as much as the next guy, but when was the last time you really needed any of that xtra stuff that comes with it?  Usually, it's an art book, maybe a bonus CD with "the making of", and then some weird/odd paraphenilia that has no significant use.  It would be one thing if these cost an additional 10-20$, but a 60$ mark up is outrageous.

GalvatronType_R
GalvatronType_R

I'm convinced that the ASIII CE would have cost $80-$100 if not for the ridiculously early and undeserved hype the game has received thanks to frothing fanboys and the mainstream gaming journalism elite.

 

Look at the 3DS, that also was overpriced thanks to the same frothing hype from fanboys and the gaming media.

pizzamuncher
pizzamuncher

That's a terrible Limited Edition. $120 for the game, a statue, a belt buckle, and a flag? No art book, soundtrack, anything else? I'll pass.  

Black_Hand_313
Black_Hand_313

Wow...they come up with a good collector's edition and make it PC digital-exclusive. The $120 console version doesn't sound like it's worth the money AT ALL. The European versions sound much better.

eBentl
eBentl

Hmm old news, we've had this advertised at EB for ages now. The flag on Connors statue is discouraging, I would probably cut it off :)

DrHyde
DrHyde

I actually love this kinda stuff. I've got the Skyrim collector's edition with the Alduin statue, artwork book, and making of DVD. AAA titles like these don't come that often so I enjoy paying a bit more for the "Super Awesome Elite" edition. October is a big month I'm saving up for anyway with Assassin's Creed III, AC3: Liberation, and Resident Evil 6.

svaubel
svaubel

WTF is up with all these statues in collectors editions lately. Guess people are fascinated with specially shaped painted plastic.

Lotus-Edge
Lotus-Edge

I don't want a damn statue, I want in-game material....

smghottie
smghottie

This game looks dumb. I'm so over assassins creed. No assassin in history ever jumped from tree branch to tree branch in the snow. BTW anyone willing to spend $100+ on a game that will cost $20 in 11 months, and a statue made in China, is a fool. They hold zero value, except personal enjoyment, until you grow up, then its garbage. UBER dorks. I never troll, but I thought I'd leave a discouraging message on this one!

360army
360army

The trailer was breathtaking! But the song, ''Amazing Grace'', was the song only sang in churches and only meant for cristians to hear. Since I am not a cristian I muted my speaker. IF U ARE NOT CRISTION, MUTE YOUR SPEAKERS

 

Fossil-
Fossil-

Ludicrous collector's editions: just one of the terrible trends brought to you by the worst generation of gaming.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Normally I'd consider getting the Limited Edition. I did just that with Assassin's Creed and AC II but ended up selling the statues anyway and buying NECA or Play Arts figures instead.

shadowmage101
shadowmage101

hmm if it was for a sized outfit i would get it, i think i would look pretty cool dressed as an assassin

shadowmage101
shadowmage101

i like AC but not to the point that im willing to pay for a little statue.....

moviequest14
moviequest14

In the words of Burton Guster .... You must be out of your damn mind!

grand17
grand17

Well i havent even finished revelations yet so ill wait for ac4...the way they toss out ac games it cant be to far away

OHGFawx
OHGFawx

A tomahawk replica would be more fitting in my opinion. I don't care for all of  these statues.

wolfgang12193
wolfgang12193

Don't hate me but in defence  of this price those statues do usually cost around $40- $80 big ones. I still wouldn't get it but it's just the truth.

wolfgang12193
wolfgang12193

I have seen the statue on there website like two months ago being released in only europe it looks really nice but and I do want it but there is no way I can dish out $120 bucks for one game right now.

 

Oh and hear you go guys check out europe's Join or Die Edition and Freedom Edition.

http://assassinscreed.ubi.com/ac3/en-GB/pre-order/index.aspx

 

I don't know if it's true but I heard a rumor that these are cheaper there. 

 

Kirra87
Kirra87

i for one usually love collector's edition of my favorite games, but that was when they were usually just an extra 20 bucks and came with a nice artbook or bonus DLC... but this just seems like junk, the steelbook for pre-ordering was nice tho, but this CE stuff does not = 60 dollars extra value.

Deadly_Nemesis
Deadly_Nemesis

HAHAHA! aha! No, nah you're not getting that money from me guys. Give me boots that instantly grant me parkour skills then yeah I'll drop 120 for a game...

 

Oh and shame on who ever buys this. You are only letting them know this is okay.

ryanweinmann
ryanweinmann

Thinking of canceal my pre-order if they don't fix all the bugs in Ghost Recon. If they don't  fix all the bugs b4 they release the dlc, I guarantee you that I will cancel my pre-order .

Scarab83
Scarab83

 @TohouAsura The only place I've been able to find that sells it is the Ireland Gamestop. I've only ever ordered within the US? Will that shit work on a US 360?

GHO5T-
GHO5T-

 @EPaul True. For example, the stuff included with God Of War Ascension Collector's Edition matches what's included in this LE and it's 40$ less.

King_Jeremy_77
King_Jeremy_77

 @DrHyde

 I love this stuff too, i just can't afford it if i want to play all the games i'm interested in playing. With bills to pay and a Family to support, i have to make my gaming money go a long way.  I wanted that Skyrim CE so bad, but had to settle with just the game.

emperiox
emperiox

 @Lotus-Edge Touche. I would be willing to buy a digital deluxe version, for $10 extra, but there is absolutely no way I'd pay that much for a statue that is just going to sit around. I'd have more fun with the statue by breaking it into millions of pieces with a hammer...

 

emperiox
emperiox

 @360army At least the trailer song isn't that dubstep crap from the AC: Brotherhood trailer...that song was so godawful all I heard was ringing for like a week. I thought it permanently damaged my ears...

 

dinb
dinb

 @360army Oh shut up, a song written about God can still be praised and enjoyed for its musicality and pleasing sound, be the person of Christian faith or not.

Bgrngod
Bgrngod

 @Fossil- Screw that.  I love these things.

 

Don't buy it if you don't want it ;)

wolfgang12193
wolfgang12193

I realize I have a typo, all I was trying to say was statue nice but cost to much.

Cronicx-
Cronicx-

 @ryanweinmann "Patch Ghost Recon, or I won't get AC3"..........yea, that makes perfect sense