GTA IV getting $90 SE

Pricey bundle of 360/PS3 title will contain game, soundtrack CD, duffel bag, art book, keychain, and...lockbox?

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For illustration purposes only; Actual lockbox not pictured.

The $129.99 Legendary Edition of Halo 3 will be the most expensive special edition of a console game this year. However, today another eagerly anticipated title was also given its own high-priced package with extras aplenty. Rockstar Games today announced a special edition of its biggest game this year, Grand Theft Auto IV. The SE of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will run $89.99, some $30 more than the $59.99 a la carte game.

For the extra triple sawbuck, gamers will receive a bevy of extras. The game will come bundled with a limited edition Rockstar duffel bag and a book containing "never-before-seen production artwork" from the game. Also included will be an audio CD with selections from soundtrack of the game, which is set during the present day. No specific tracks were mentioned, but Rockstar promised that it would contain "new material from top artists available only on this release."

All the aforementioned goodies will come inside the GTA IV SE's oddest extra, a fully lockable metal safety deposit box. The bundle will also contain a special keychain with keys to access said lockbox. No photos of the box have yet been made available to the press.

Both versions of Grand Theft Auto IV will ship in North America on October 16 and in Europe three days later.

Discussion

511 comments
peeweeshift
peeweeshift

good i wonder whcih one i should buy. i'll buy the 360 version probably because of the achievments. I usually don't do that but i know that gta would have some ridiculous ones so i'll buy it for that.

Sandro909
Sandro909

I don't give a damn if it's "unnecessary", I want it!

U1
U1

It's $150 here in the UK, HMV has it for preorder.....

mr_ackman
mr_ackman

no... this bundle is kool... im buying it... shhh

edilier
edilier

yo thats stupid if u buy it

munkiesinflight
munkiesinflight

I don't even think that the extras are even worth it. I can see some add ons to the game play or background.

Tamela_T
Tamela_T

I can't wait for GTA IV and Halo 3 to come out. They're my most anticipated purchases for the year. I'm a huge GTA fan, but I need to see these extras before I spend $90. And the Halo 3 extras sound great, but I'll be okay without them.

kennydiesalways
kennydiesalways

Neither halo nor GTA IV second edition, come on paying extra for a bunch of useless stuff. I'm so exited about having a ornamental helmet to put my soda on it, yay! please! gimme a break, and GTA IV have the soundtrack I can download for free in Limewire. Anyway I don't want to spoil your dreams so waste money one it go on!. With all that money I'm going to buy GTA IV, Halo 3, Devil May Cry 4 and Metal Gear Solid 4. So good luck! losers!

cheesemuffin3
cheesemuffin3

i so wanna get this. all those guys that think the price is steep are nuts! $90 is like £45. And we pay £50 in england for a ps3 game so its a bargain!

GETAGIRLFRIEND
GETAGIRLFRIEND

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talis2007
talis2007

is it worth getting the special edition

Kabaampje444
Kabaampje444

wow, you get the game and a helmet! its worth the price (not)

rbop
rbop

Getting the Halo 3 SE... Gonna have to go w/ the regular version of GTA. Man this hobby is getting expensive!

BirdBoy_CM_HB
BirdBoy_CM_HB

i like it....my homie told me about it yesterday......ima go get mine

Konman28
Konman28

asiansensation0 said: Oh well atleast i wont have to hide my weed under the loose floorboard anymore, by the way whats a duffel bag? Google it! i did and it got soem nice images its kind of like a bag where Jack Bauer puts all his guns and grenades, which is awesome but if its the right size the LE would have to come in a 20-inch- tv-sized box, (which i hope it does) so whether i'm getting this or not will depend on the size and weight of the package.

BigDave2191
BigDave2191

The price is a bit steep so I don't think I will be getting it.

asiansensation0
asiansensation0

Oh well atleast i wont have to hide my weed under the loose floorboard anymore, by the way whats a duffel bag?

RagingHulk130
RagingHulk130

I can't wait to fill my room with more crap a I don't need. But Rockstar knows SE's are like gamer crack.

arabking
arabking

There's a whole bunch of sh!t I don't really need. and plus we're hyped about the game, not these useless extras anyway

stijnf
stijnf

90$ for +20.000 hours of ultra-fun gaming experience... That's bloody cheap !!

Microlynx411
Microlynx411

The only thing the lockbox is good for is putting weed in

LessThanMike
LessThanMike

Don't understand the need for the lockbox, but everything else sounds pretty sweet, i'm in!

thetraitor
thetraitor

what the hell am I gonna do with a lockbox? no thanks I just need the game.

monkeymano
monkeymano

Man, Rockstar pulls off some pretty sweet special editions nowadays, the Bully SE was pretty nice, and now this one? definetly worth the extra cash.

eezzy_rider
eezzy_rider

i'd get it just for the ST, i love their radio spoofs

dany_gamer_kid
dany_gamer_kid

I(and all gta fans) want a new trailer or other video,could'nt they do more? maybe that lockbox isn't too cool,but its safer for the game from getting fire from ps3 =) ,it's too hot

maxmax1234
maxmax1234

nice! finneally something in europe!

GTA083
GTA083

I have already paid $20 on the $60 one so I wont be getting the $90. Its probally not even a good lockbox to begin with. Pop it open with a knife.

yager124
yager124

Sounds interesting, but i think i may just get the normal edition.

TTDog
TTDog

darkmind-tvtome ttdog, how is a figurine more useful than a duffel bag? Was refering to the strategy guide, the figurine would at least not take up as much room when its stuffed under the bed.

darkmind-tvtome
darkmind-tvtome

ttdog, how is a figurine more useful than a duffel bag?

slush_puppie18
slush_puppie18

Weird idea. I suppose I could use a safety deposit box though...

jaz12
jaz12

sounds interesting but i will probably just buy the normal edition

kaos_23
kaos_23

so... is it coming out in the UK aswell?

TTDog
TTDog

Not sure I'm even going to pick the game up let alone the SE, I lost interest a little with San Andreas, the whole eating and exercising thing struck me as being redundant. I might pick up the Assasins Creed LE though, figure of the main character, comic book, behind the scenes DVD and strategy guide... somethings that could actually be used with the game... whats the point of a duffel bag?

Wolverinefactor
Wolverinefactor

It's not like they are forcing you to buy this version. Don't think it's worth it? Don't buy it. It's a pretty good deal for what you're getting and I'm in for one. Still debatng on the Halo 3 Legendary set. That's a little pricey bu I want that third disc since the second disc doesn't inetrest m bu again, paying double for a game is a bit much....

legice
legice

ok,....a metal box, cd, game, stuf, more stuff, ....130 dolars?well they have stile and money, but they want even more money?Sure it's interesting,cool but expensive. Rock on!

mkurts
mkurts

What a monstrous waste of money - a lockbox ? WTF ? I just hope they come up with a better game than that stinker called San Andreas. Stop flogging your old horse to death, and come up with new ideas !

liltone926
liltone926

LMAO...ridiculous..i love gta but..Jesus. Unless there is extra content in the actual game or something like that...all the other things they mentioned are completely useless to most ppl..again i love gta but..damn..i guess its anything 4 a buck nowadays

Nayab
Nayab

I could buy a lot of stuff with $130.

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

When a special edition of a game goes beyond the usual "tin case", the extra stuff is closely related to the game; "lockable metal safety deposit box" & "duffel bag"... doesn't anybody remember movies involving bank heist? Michael Mann's HEAT? I bet the hardest and biggest mission in this game will be a bank heist like the one in Vice City.

TKOVG
TKOVG

not good man not good

SilentHillX
SilentHillX

Good god, Halo 3 aint worth the price it costs to emboss the name on its case, let alone $130. $130 on Spawn toys sounds more like it lol. Spawn 11-toy of the year!!!

BigNudeGuardian
BigNudeGuardian

I think that if they would just put somthign in ti besides artwork as an extra and maybe some stupid backpack u arn't goin to use it would be great. Maybe they should put some irish spring in there and i'll buy it. lol jk

BlueDevil
BlueDevil

I'm surprised they didn't throw in a pack of Trojans for good measure.