Modern Warfare 3 Hardened edition spotted

Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling tweets image of premium iteration of latest Call of Duty game; more details promised at COD XP convention in September.

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.
A first look at the Hardened edition of Modern Warfare 3.

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.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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ferrodriguez10
ferrodriguez10

They should put Call of Duty 2 from Xbox 360 and PC on the Hardened Edition of Modern Warfare 3, just like they did with MW2 by giving Call of Duty classic =D...especially cuz I have a PS3 and COD2 didn't come out for it and is the best WW II game in my opinion.

Entropy730
Entropy730

@orb_03_2006 well yeah. if you spent YOUR money funding hitler then yeah, i would have a problem with that. this is similar in the way that you're giving money to a company that banks off of unoriginal products and doesn't deserve MORE MONEY when it does nothing good or original. this game's going to be a rehash - everyone knows it. and if you're in denial like it's going to be anything other than an unrealistic arcade shooter then it goes to show how good they are at hyping upcoming releases to people that are easily wooed by flashing lights... and the assumption that, "wow if they're making me pay $8 a month for Elite, then it must be new cutting edge awesomeness!". Wrong. They're charging that much because 'certain people' will actually pay for something so basic. i can have my stats tracking on my forum signature for free. whatever, fuel the fire. give these companies encouragement to charge players up the a## for everything. who cares

tecosuag9
tecosuag9

@nrdys actually bf3 pre orders are matching black ops pre orders from last year

AdderD
AdderD

@lujanr32 Your avatar pretty much shows why you said that.

jedicommand7
jedicommand7

The sooner any game announces the various editions and content, the sooner I can decide which edition to order.

02050muh
02050muh

@xboxfanonly lol that joke is really an utterly fail

Arturo84
Arturo84

@PoKeZeMuNKyZ sadly a large chunk of COD players get the games through mummies and daddies allowance so they can spend it on the most useless crap no matter what while the rest of us have to work and budget our gaming

PoKeZeMuNKyZ
PoKeZeMuNKyZ

ah man, what happened to just standard games and collectors editions...now it's standard, limited, collectors, prestige, hardened, ultimate, elite editions...wtf?!?! I don't have money to spend on all these things you know =[

spiky1994
spiky1994

@ads legend finally someone makes sence

VercettiTommyy
VercettiTommyy

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ads_legend
ads_legend

I find it funny how people click on COD news even though they 'hate it'. If you didn't like it as much as you say then you wouldn't want to look at the news for it.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

CoD: Keeping casuals out of better shooters since 2007.

holtrocks
holtrocks

@nrdys quantity does not equal quality.

holtrocks
holtrocks

@nrdys quantity does not equal quality.

nrdys
nrdys

Bf3 sucks it can't even make the preoders of blackops while mw3 has way more then blackops preoders...... Ya bf3 still sucks!

nrdys
nrdys

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nrdys
nrdys

@controlfreak25 Isn't that what bf3 is gonna be a remake of bf 2? or is it gonna be something totally different?

lujanr32
lujanr32

Call of Douchebags Modern Campfare 3

gameking5000
gameking5000

@Entropy730 Everyone is subject to their own opinions but saying someone fails at life if they buy these top editions or saying they're stupid is just wrong. The MW2 prestige edition was of good value and there is no reason why someone wouldn't buy it, like me. And for your information, I am not stupid.

gameking5000
gameking5000

Why do people keep calling others stupid for buying these advanced editions. The Modern Warfare 2 Prestige edition was not overpriced or a waste of money. For a $100 more you get a token to download Call of Duty Classic, art book, steel casing, night vision goggles and a stand. The night vision goggles alone would normally cost around $100. They're also pretty good according a review on IGN.

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

@xboxfanonly The hilarity of your meager grasp of vocabulary, even in the face of having a "check spelling" function on the post itself which will auto correct your comment for you (to some degree at least), only helps to prove you are an idiot.

WarGrad
WarGrad

Shoving extra merchandise into a package with a game that is using an outdated engine, the same gameplay as before and a subscription based multiplayer(COD Elite) will fall to BF3.

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

@Agent-M You forgot the blunt stick included to fall on after the shame becomes too much to bear...

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

@orb_03_2006 Some people place greater value on the different editions than others... I usually end up buying the special editions of CoD or Gears, etc, but I won't be spending the extra money on games like Fallout or Duke Nukem *shudder*

controlfreak25
controlfreak25

@nrdys We dont need someone like you in BF3 anyway, we will be happier if you stick to your MW2 remake.

cbb1018
cbb1018

CoD's Hardened Edition are the only special editions i buy cause its worth the extra $20

orb_03_2006
orb_03_2006

@Entropy730 So... people are stupid because they like getting extra stuff? Well, pardon us for liking to learn about the development process, or to get a cool statue with our game. And pardon us for loving the music that is made. Final Fantasy has great music and I would love to buy a soundtrack of it if it came in a CE. That makes me stupid, huh? I hate people who think like you. Just because I don't have your beliefs in how I spend MY money.

Cruisemissile
Cruisemissile

Call of Booty, Modern Wellfare 3, Ripoff Edition!!! lolz

NintendoMan14
NintendoMan14

I prefer Battlefield, it is much better and not the same remake over and over again

CommandoAgent
CommandoAgent

as for the editions meh i dont care about them, they are just waste of peoples money in these hard times.

CommandoAgent
CommandoAgent

@nrdys alot of gamers dont welcome EAs over its own network Origin which i have to say its pretty stupid.

prioritymail
prioritymail

The prestige edition always has something cool, I wonder what it is this time

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

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nrdys
nrdys

you know what BF3 doesn't stand a chance.

nrdys
nrdys

still don't like bf3's large maps! and multi player!

nrdys
nrdys

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nrdys
nrdys

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nrdys
nrdys

@deadrisingX1 if you don't care why'd you view this?

Entropy730
Entropy730

@Jordo_d "I loathe Activision just as much as the next guy, and it hurts me inside every time i know im taking money out of my pocket and putting it into Bobby Kotick's bank account...but u also have to remember ur supporting Infinity Ward who likes to stick it to Kotick" how do they "stick it to Kotick"? By cashing in their paychecks they get from him every month? If they wanted to stick it to him they wouldn't make games that dumbdumbs buy that pay his salary. and what a hypocrite you are. with your logic, the American Revolution should've never happened. Franklin could've said, "yeah even though i hate the British, their tea tastes good. Despite them bending us over every day even when they're 3000 miles away, I'm not going to do anything about it because their tea tastes good. it's the same exact tea every year for the last 3 years, but it's decent." What a completely hopeless world we would live in if everyone had your way of rationalizing buying into mediocre, banal and regurgitated trash that greedy corporate executives push onto store shelves every 9 months. just for the record if you pre-ordered this game, and 10 times more if you pre-ordered the collector's edition... then you fail at life. sorry, but the truth hurts

Shark-mky
Shark-mky

I will just wait for the realease afternoon, like I did with Black Ops, and then get the prestige edition for $10 less than the price people who preordered the basic edition paid haha. Gotta love the way Australian game shops think.

Entropy730
Entropy730

people like nrdys are the reason why they actually sell $150 games that come with features like, CONCEPT ART! SOUNDTRACK! CO-OP MAPZ!... who cares? unless you're a complete moron you won't pay 3 TIMES AS MUCH for the same exact game just to have some concept art... like wow, you're an American yet you fail at being a consumer. Truly EPIC FAIL when you're pre-ordering a $150 rip-off of a rehash when you haven't even seen multiplayer footage... I'm in shock that people are this stupid

xboxfanonly
xboxfanonly

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xXxIRyanxXx
xXxIRyanxXx

You know a game is all about the money when they show the 80$ version of a game before showing any multiplayer footage.

Agent-M
Agent-M

1) Latest News: Prestige edition comes with a manual on how you too can milk yourself silly just like Activision does! 2) A life size replica of the tin pale Activision uses on customers is included to help you collect the milk from your wallet . 3) The tin pail also doubles as a throw-up bucket when you realize how stupid you were for spending +$150 dollars on such a $hitty game when you could have bought: Battlefield 3, Batman Arkham City, and Skyrim for close to the same amount. 4) Have fun buying this while I play my 3 excellent games from above. See you on the other side.

zombieshot115
zombieshot115

@CrusaderX7 thankyou, they are so annoying and if they dont like cod then they should just go outside and get some fresh air until mw3 comes out so they can complain on the internet about it. they both look great and i look forward to playing both of them