GTA: IV CE bundle unwrapped, trailer XBL, PSN-bound

[UPDATE] Rockstar Games releases first images of the $90 Grand Theft Auto IV bundle on eve of second trailer's premiere online--and on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.

When Rockstar Games announced it would release a $90 collector's edition of Grand Theft Auto IV, many wondered if it would be worth it. While some of the extras accompanying the game made sense, such as a soundtrack CD and art book, others were perplexing, including a duffle bag and safety deposit box.

This week, the Take-Two subsidiary released the first photos of the collector's edition extras. All the items reflect the Grand Theft Auto IV box art, which simply features the game's logo on a flat, black background. The duffle bag, safety deposit box, and art book all have a similar finish, and the soundtrack CD shows a gray-on-black outline of Liberty City skyline.

In other GTA IV news, tomorrow Rockstar will release the second trailer for the game, titled "Looking for that Special Someone." Besides premiering on the Web, the game will also be available on Xbox Live in high-definition. [UPDATE] On Thursday, Sony also announced that an HD version of the trailer would be made available on the PlayStation Network; it is also now available in high-definition on GameSpot.

Grand Theft Auto IV will be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 16. The game has not yet been rated, but the regular edition of it will cost $59.99 on both platforms.

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278 comments
ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

I got one of these at Target on their mark down clearance rack for $40.  The lock box and keychain were both really cool.  

camejodog5
camejodog5

i got it for 90 WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

themc_7
themc_7

well i paid 150 cdn for the halo 3 legendary pack so 90 for this isn't too bad

DocGonzo1971
DocGonzo1971

Ninety DOLLARS?! I don't know about that...but I'll take it if it's the only way I'll get a chance to play it the day it comes out.

fallofmanps3
fallofmanps3

ifs worth getting n its going to be a great game to play

dany_gamer_kid
dany_gamer_kid

any GTA IV xbox 360 special edition bundle? i mean console+gamepad+accessories for multiplayer+40giga HDD? i hope there will be so i can get one

ffe_neo
ffe_neo

Man im looking forward to the bag. cant wait to put stuff in it!! hahaha

stevenhiggster
stevenhiggster

I'm definately gettin the CE version, I want that bag! and the safety deposit box looks awesome!

jonnyjd
jonnyjd

I'm sure the safety deposit box and the duffle bag tie into the game (maybe?) but I'm going to pass on the CE version. Just the game is good enough. ...end of line...

talis2007
talis2007

waste of $30 bucks with that $30 bucks and $30 bucks more i can buy another game that book with never see images will be on the Internet one day that CD of music you can hear that on the radio the gym bag is a little use full if u go to the gym the key chain will be on ebay for 75 cents or less and the lock box can be used to keep your child from using it if your a parent

GrimGravy
GrimGravy

most wanted game of 07 for me

360player_eq12
360player_eq12

lol would think the safe would be to keep the game out of your lil brother or sisters hands lol.

d-block-trigga
d-block-trigga

alot of people are just dumb, all i'm reading from people comments is just junk about the CE. knowing damn well they will be the first ones to get the damn CE. just shut up sit back and enjoy, you getting something that people wish and cant get their hands on for $30 bucks more. use the damn safe to lock your game up so one of you little brothers or sisters cant get they hands on it and f**k up the game you was waiting for for a long time.

Arab-man666
Arab-man666

lol. First people were saying GTA promoted crime and violence. With a duffle bag in the picture, you know someones gonna rob a bank in the next year.

DeanCorleone
DeanCorleone

Thats a sexy lookin' lock-box, a nice gym bag, and a nice extra CD... tempted. Sure people eat up whatever companies put out - thats why they put it out. Its the same thing as a PS2 fan being loyal to PS3 no matter how bad or lacking the console (Not saying PS3 is lacking so don't get offended a simple example.)

666net
666net

Man, IV looks really magnificent.....although I hope that guy can be as funny as CJ. He's kinda mean in the trailer.

NeoNavarro
NeoNavarro

Wow I feel like I'm at Rockstars garage sale.... what a load of crap. Bungie this goes for you too...

briguyb13
briguyb13

LOL at all of the empty minds willing to eat up anything companies will feed them. My mother is Sam Housers maid and stole some dirty underwear from his laundry bin that I'll sell for $599 complete with yellow and brown stains. Seriously though what will people do with that junk, put drugs or human heads in them?

V-r0cK
V-r0cK

The safety deposit box is tempting for me for sum odd reason. Any reason why you think Rockstar made a safebox for the CE? Curious.

glazier1111
glazier1111

Well we all have different opinions on the SE. I am getting it just because I want the CD and the bag. I don't care about the safe or the art.

chickenoverlord
chickenoverlord

wow... i wonder how many kids will store their drugs in that lock box...

shamarke
shamarke

gonna buy it for my 360.

Sandro909
Sandro909

For the price, this is a pretty cool CE. I'll be getting it.

warden72
warden72

The "Legendary" edition with a dust-collecting unusable plastic helmet just got trumped by practical items for $40 less.

mondopimp
mondopimp

$30 extra bucks for a bunch of crap

SilentHillX
SilentHillX

And I thought the Halo edition was bad, GTA's edition aint looking too good either. Im usually a sucker for the CE versions of the game. If Its going to be game I know im going to enjoy, than I could care less about 10 extra bucks. But...at $90, and lame extras, ima have to sit out the CE version fo GTA 4. And as far as halo, well..I think Halo is a pretty lame fps series so...ill be $130 richer come september!

talis2007
talis2007

This "special edition" is noting but a waist of money and those never-before-seen artwork will be on the Internet one day.So don't buy it if you do,you just lost 90 dollars for noting but junk.

blackace
blackace

I'm paying for a game, not for a duffle bag, lock box and some art book. All that stuff is irrelevant. I'd rather have a Strategy Guide and some exclusive in game content for the collector's edition. Even a GTA IV XBox 360 face plate would have worked for me. I'll stick with the game only version, thanks.

Symphonycometh
Symphonycometh

thorsen-ink : Ohhh...That's why GS didn't add PSN to the news!...lol. I was wondering about that...

smooothe
smooothe

The story was not updated as soon as PS3 got the release - that was hours ago....Rather, the story was updated once we pointed it out.

Reetesh
Reetesh

Cool... and Yahoo said it would be exclusive to them :P

JonnyNemesis
JonnyNemesis

A duffle bag and a safety deposit box? Am I buying a video game, or robbing a bank?

beardegoat
beardegoat

does'nt matter to me which one is the better,360 or ps3 i got em both ! so if ur tired of all the HD vs Bluray chat do the same get both systems, and to be honest there really is very little difference between the 2 consoles if anything xbox live is 10 times better than sony's online gaming.

thorsen-ink
thorsen-ink

"trailer was also on PSN this morning. damn...never saw any blatant GS bs until this one. why leave it out? regardless which is more popular there are still a huge number of GameSpot members who have PS3's and would appreciate a little news about their system as well. why highlight only one? no matter. bluray is winning and so will the PS3. regardless of the bs and biased media. and either way i got the trailer ON MY PLAYSTATION 3 and it looks incredible." Sony announced that it was coming out on the PSN today after it hit PSN, whereas Microsoft announced it yesterday, when the story was originally written. This story was updated as soon as we got the release, so all you people whining "BIAS!" can stuff it.

sdkingsht
sdkingsht

trailer was also on PSN this morning. damn...never saw any blatant GS bs until this one. why leave it out? regardless which is more popular there are still a huge number of GameSpot members who have PS3's and would appreciate a little news about their system as well. why highlight only one? no matter. bluray is winning and so will the PS3. regardless of the bs and biased media. and either way i got the trailer ON MY PLAYSTATION 3 and it looks incredible.

smooothe
smooothe

(to glimpus) - No, what it has to do with is GS choosing which facts to highlight and which facts to leave out. Which service is more popular is irrelevant. News relating to PSN updates and the Home Beta get headlines, so your logic is wrong.

V-r0cK
V-r0cK

is Gamespot being Xbox bias as usual? tsk tsk...Bill Gates must be paying you good or your site got sum American pride.

glimpus
glimpus

Xbox Live is more popular than PSN. That's all there is to it.

smooothe
smooothe

you guys are not understanding my point. The title of this headline clearly states "trailer XBL bound" - I know that XBL means Xbox Live. I was simply pointing out the fact that GS is highlighting the XBL trailer, and it NEVER mentions that the same exact trailer is available on the Playstation Network (PSN). So, both in the headline and within the article, GS pushes the fact that XBL gets the trailer, and totally neglects the fact that the PSN gets the same trailer, and it actually appeared earlier for me! So, clarified is the point I was trying to make.

vergilskater
vergilskater

not worth it.and what's up with the title? and XBL means XBOXLIVE geez...

ChickenHounk911
ChickenHounk911

Sure I wanna spend close to $100 for a video game! Hell yeah! It's about time we hit the $100 mark... Oh 'smoothe': It says that the "trailer" is XBL bound...

smooothe
smooothe

Why does this headline say trailer "XBL bound", when it is also available on the PSN?

interpolred
interpolred

It seems really cool. A lot of this extra stuff is great.

smurfa1
smurfa1

Definitely a buy. I really love the new kind of collectors edition that are more special than they were earlier. Both Halo 3 and GTA IV is made in special versions I like. Hope other publishers will follow.