Activision hasn't been satisfied with just a single Collector's Edition option with its most recent installments in the Call of Duty franchise. Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops have each come in at three different price points: a $60 standard edition, a $80 Hardened edition, and a $150 Prestige edition. Now, it appears this November's Modern Warfare 3 is continuing the trend.
Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling recently tweeted an image of the Hardened edition of Modern Warfare 3. The picture was accompanied by text, which reads, "Hardened Edition, literally on the factory line."
Additionally, Bowling said that more details concerning the Hardened edition of Modern Warfare 3 will arrive at Call of Duty: XP, the themed convention landing in Los Angeles in early September. Tickets are currently on sale for $150 each.
If the Hardened edition of Modern Warfare 3 falls in line with what was offered in Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2's Hardened editions, fans can expect to pay $80 for a steel-book casing and pack-ins that have included co-op maps, avatar outfits, and an art book.
Bowling made no mention of a top-tier edition of the game. Activision had not responded to a request for comment as of press time. For more on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3--due out on November 8--check out GameSpot's latest preview of the game.