Double Agent sneaks out Collector's Edition

Wraps come off of Xbox 360 limited edition of upcoming Splinter Cell; $69.99 gets gamers bonus documentary, making-of video, interviews.

It's becoming fairly standard in the gaming industry--high-profile game releases are accompanied by limited, or more euphemistically, collector's editions. These special editions typically feature different packaging, making-of videos, and other goodies, all for usually another $10.

Though Sam Fisher, Splinter Cell's hero, typically does things his own way, he evidently is more than happy to oblige with this new marketing trend. Ubisoft today announced that gamers will have two options to choose from when they pick up the Xbox 360 version of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent--a standard edition and a collector's edition.

The Collector's Edition, which was previously outed by online retailers, will retail for $69.99, $10 more than the standard version, and include the documentary Covert Ops, which concentrates on the game's authenticity. There will also be an MTV-produced making-of featurette, seven "mini Web films," an interview with voice actor Michael Ironside, trailers, concept art, and alternate packaging.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent on the Xbox 360 will be released on October 17 and is rated M for Mature. For more information on the game, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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99 comments
_Sam_
_Sam_

that's great

SilentHillX
SilentHillX

Marcos316- "The only way id buy a Halo game is if it came with my money back inside" LMAO I couldnt agree more. Splinter Cell > Halo Take it easy

TWOC2689
TWOC2689

Hope we in the UK get it.

jogeta_masude
jogeta_masude

well the place i get my games always releases the epic games with an xbox 360 faceplate from that game and charges no extra. i think its a pretty good deal. so now i'll be able to play double agent on my double agent 360. woohoo

trentn13
trentn13

"blueflamedino Doom 3 was probably the only one worth the extra ten bucks since you get the original Doom 1 and 2. " that is the only one i ever bought haha...and ppl pay for doom now...the only thing that sucks is that i cant get achievements

hazuki
hazuki

Still, 70$!? Thats alot of money for a game thats single player probably isnt longer than 8 hours. 70$ can get a last gen system these days. Gosh, and the extra stuff isnt all that great either. Stick with the regular edition i say.

marcos316
marcos316

FearNinja - "I only get collecters editions of games that will truly be epic. This will be a great game but not epic. Like Gears of War, Halo2, and other games like that." Im sorry you say Splinter Cell isnt epic but halo 2 is! LMFAO what a joke the only way i'd buy a halo game is if it came with my money back inside. Splinter Cell is the $***

iebubu
iebubu

i just want this game soooo bad

ftjx
ftjx

all these extras are a waste of time!" you could be playing videogames instead of watching "the making of ....". I say don't buy!

FearNinja
FearNinja

I only get collecters editions of games that will truly be epic. This will be a great game but not epic. Like Gears of War, Halo2, and other games like that.

OfficialBed
OfficialBed

quite expensive, but its always nice to have extra stuff

Monstromo
Monstromo

More advertising masqueraded as news. Oh, wait this is for Ubisoft, not EA, I'm interested, I'll buy it!

gamenux
gamenux

overcharging for a box and some stuff that you can't even use while playing the game. However if they stuff a portable gaming device like nintendo ds or psp, then i would be so all over it.

Evinco_DX
Evinco_DX

They call it "limited edition" but in reality it isn't because I bet 6 months from now there will still be limited edition copies of the game, just like Oblivion, heck I can go to a local Wal-Mart and still be able to find plenty of Oblivion Limtied collector's editions.

NJFragger
NJFragger

That pricing is just ridiculous.

Rayze78
Rayze78

Collector's editions are cool if you are really a "collector." Its nice to have a few extras with the game, especially if you are really into the game/series. But I hate it when the special editions have extra game material, like Need for speed's Carbon with extra cars and tracks. It pisses me off actually. I want the full game content no matter what. Special Editions should be booklets, making of cd's, etc, not extra game content. Lame capitalism, in my opinion

ElToRo_14
ElToRo_14

Specail editions are useless. Get all that crap on the internet a few weeks later.

ribbz22
ribbz22

haha they just need to package ultimate mortal kombat 3 with it for no reason and it will sell better. i see nothing value in this collectors edition.

asus69
asus69

must resist...shiny box!

necrophilissimo
necrophilissimo

Darn, no soundtrack; Amon Tobin's score for "Chaos Theory" was ace and I was looking forward to another fresh take on Sam's espionage music. But the package is awesome; Topped only by "Chaos Theory" soundtrack, btw.

paradyme777
paradyme777

I am going to get it. Happy that it has clever box art and gives you pointers and what not for the multiplayer aspect of the game. I just overall like what it offers.

PostedOval
PostedOval

Honestly, I would buy it if it had something extra in the GAME itself. But don't you really just watch these things once and then put them on a shelf? Not worth $10 IMHO

mikeeboy555
mikeeboy555

Splinter Cell 4 Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Ubisoft Shanghai Genre: Modern Action Adventure Platform: X360 Release Date: Oct 17, 2006

nix6six6
nix6six6

I bought the Oblivion collector's edition and I don't think it was worth it. The coolest thing was the coin replica and that doesn't say much.

blueflamedino
blueflamedino

Doom 3 was probably the only one worth the extra ten bucks since you get the original Doom 1 and 2.

apwc
apwc

I'll probably do the same thing I do with every collectors edition: wait till I see it on the used shelf and buy it $10 cheaper.

DontEatCream
DontEatCream

I don't think it's worth it to shell out a extra 10 bucks for this stuff...

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

umm....10 dollars...not great not bad...kind of lame, but at least...oh heck, collector editions are stupid unless you are in love with the game and a definite fanboy of that game or series. Then again, they're marketing directly to you so if you do have 10 dollars to give to the economy, power to you.

thebrazenone
thebrazenone

yanks1112, what are you complaining about? Both versions have the same gameplay. They are not charging you $10 extra for some "exclusive level" or "exclusive gun" - now THAT would be out of control.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

Even thought the bonus offers no extra gameplay i will get it for my sc fanboyism. I had soem great laughs from chaos theory collectors edition. those two guys pretending to be spies was hilarious.

yanks1112
yanks1112

THIS IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

Play are advertising the collectors tin at £39.99 which is the price for standard 360 games in the UK bought on-line so in this case I will be getting the collectors tin. I must stress that UK hight street chains charge a ridiculous £49.99 ! If a game is a definite keeper such as Halo 2 then I may get the collectors tin but otherwise forget it, even so its still no major must have, I have only ever watched the 2nd disc once. Why pay an extra 10 whatever for promotional stuff that is already made. I agree with the view that more value for money should be provided with these so called "collectors tins". Give a Faceplate, some stickers and definitely additional skins and gamer pic's etc. Most of these releases are half hearted packages that do not really warrant the extra 10 that they charge. Come on guys I have purchased every Splinter Cell game that has been on the Xbox. Lets start thinking ahead here, how about some reward for loyal, long term fans. I'm sure that it could be implemented some way. As for me spending that extra £10 on a so called lame "collectors Tin", come up with more value for money otherwise MY EXTRA £10 IS TOO LIMITED AND COLLECTABLE FOR YOU !

U1
U1

I wish the standard version was even that cheap in the UK

soul_motor
soul_motor

CT came with a collector's edition as well... At any rate, I usually enjoy the little movies once, and that's about it. I like the added content they sometimes add...

Meskamo
Meskamo

I bought the limited edition of pd0 and oblivion. Never used the 2nd disk ever, although I did read the extra info that came with them. Extra editions should do more to warrant the additional cost. Faceplates, themes, gamerpics, even an additional number of points which would be good if the company knows they will be releasing marketplace content.

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

Collector's Edition on Xbox 360 should have free themes and gamerpics as well.

WatsonC
WatsonC

i lol at idiot who spend 10 bux for some crappy video ....

mike_mgoblue
mike_mgoblue

Different people have different opinions. I am one of those people who always hangs on to videogame magazines for like 20 years. So, I usually want to buy the collectors edictions. Collectors Editions of super popular games like Gears of War are usually very nice. If you are just interested in the game, though, it doesn't hurt to get just the game. The game is what you will be using most anyways. One thing is for sure, though; it is nice that Ubisoft is taking a special amount of time for Xbox 360 owners! I sure am glad that Splinter Cell 5 will be developed exclusively for the Xbox 360 and the PC. I love the way that Ubisoft said that the Xbox 360 is the only videogame console capable of displaying the graphics that will be used in Splinter Cell 5.