Premium Splinter Cell: Conviction pack detailed

$80 package for North American gamers to include art book, extra in-game items, USB drive loaded with "Making of" video, storyboards, concept art.

Last month, a Collector's Edition of Splinter Cell: Conviction for the Xbox 360 and PC surfaced on an Australian retailer's Web site. That pack contained a bonus DVD, a comic, a Sam Fisher figurine, and a code to download the original Xbox game Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory over Xbox Live.

All this could be yours, if the price ($79.99) is right!

Today, Ubisoft confirmed that North American gamers will be getting their own premium edition of the long-awaited game, but the pack's contents will be significantly different. Instead of the figurine, the centerpiece of the North American Collector's Edition is a Splinter Cell-branded USB drive that includes a "Making of" feature, wallpaper, concept art, storyboards, and more from the game's development. Ubisoft is also packing in an art book titled Fifth Freedom: The Art of Splinter Cell, a pair of decals, and a prequel comic book called Digging in the Ashes.

The Conviction Collector's Edition will sell for $80 and will come packed in a "steelbook" DVD case. In addition to the tangible goodies, the bundle will include a pair of in-game bonuses. Those who pony up for the premium edition will get "first access" to the close-quarters MP5-SD3 submachine gun and an exclusive 3rd Echelon outfit for multiplayer action.

For more on Conviction, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Ares360
Ares360

Wish microsoft would make great bundles at least customize the system a little bit I mean look at Sony's custom PS3's one has the Yakuza crimson dragon engraved on the side with Yakuza sketched on the front or the FF13 PS3 with white crome with lightning on the side in her famous pose pose. It'd be nice pus if the piece of crap would last longer than a year that'd be a plus and don't defend it because I'm on #10 and thats Microsofts biggest problem with the parts made in China and put together in Mexico and if you don't believe it look for the Made in China sketched on the back.

Gooshnads
Gooshnads

@jtthegame316 360 ones need to as well lol... what you don't realize is that most people have pcs... so if the ps3 owners have pcs as well... they get some of what x360 has and ps3 doesnt have... overall i think it's a better deal ps3 / pc owners got bioshock for pc... we got halo 2 [halo 3 was rubbish anyway] we got gears [fair enough no gears 2], we got l4d / l4d2, we got splinter cell conviction... so maybe you should stop crying and work some cognitive dissonance

DaNubianPryns
DaNubianPryns

Well, it seems it's about time for me to pick up a 360. I'll definitely be getting the bundle on April 13!

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

tmorri603 true that fanboys do need to be brought back to the real world especally sony ones just from what i see around. vf21x if you mean pass on splinter cell conviction as a whole your crazy but if you mean pass as in you are just gonna get the game on its own i see where your coming from because these special editions do have stupid prices.

Hitmanspike
Hitmanspike

I kida got tierd of those "special ediditon", since I have a rent to pay, and I always end up not listening to the DVD so I'm not spending 20 more bucks for something I don't need...

tmorri603
tmorri603

@jtthegame316 I don't know if this fanboy was a friend of yours or not but what you to do them set them streight with facts. Go to your local game store and look at their paper they have of games that are coming out. Most game stores have a box for it or even a poster of Tekken 6 but the best thing is ask the sales clerk. This fanboy needs to be brought back to the real world.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

Man Americas getting screwed would rather get the Aussie pack

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

left 4 dead 2 and splinter cell conviction. 2 reasons to get an xbox 360. ubisoft xbox and pc fans know this game is by you unlike sony fans think if a company puts a game on playstation first they think the game is sony's. a good example of this is tekken. sony fans think tekken belongs to sony even though it is namco's baby. you would think the fact tekken 6 is on 360 now they would get the picture that tekken is nothing to with sony but they don't. if anyone wonders why this comment went this way i had a sony fan say to me the other day that sony ownes tekken and its a sony game. so striaght away i was like no its a namco game and sony have nothing to do with it.

Bortson
Bortson

The aussies are lucky if they never played Chaos Theory as it was one of the best games made for that generation by far. While the USB packed full of stuff looks good, its not (for me at least) worth ponying up an extra $20. Still cant wait to get the game finally

Kashmiro
Kashmiro

This game looks sweet, reminds me of if you took Assassin's Creed and Hitman and mixed them together. Gonna be awesome.

Thing1232
Thing1232

This game is the reason I got a 360 over PS3. Albeit they're probably gonna port this to the PS3 later... Either way, I'm gettin this launch day!

joke_man
joke_man

Why would anyone want some pointless Sam Fisher doll. I'll take the USB, which I may actually use. Either way, people in North American are going to be paying a significant amount less than our Aussie counterparts. The Australian version will probably be over $150 easy.....

Dshenlong
Dshenlong

I concur with getting the Australian version as well.....our "collector's" edition seems like a rip-off....

valensim
valensim

one of the best games for XBox 360

Muteki_X
Muteki_X

Great, we get a USB drive packed with goodies that will be completely useless because M$ will probably push out another system update which locks off more USB devices. lol.

Creeping_Wolf
Creeping_Wolf

I would much rather have the Australian version.

moose_knuckler
moose_knuckler

@AlfaxD There is such a thing as console exclusive and some people don't have that extra $$$ (maybe $400 more than a 360 arcade) to get a decent gaming PC. Believe it or not, some people run on something called a budget.

moose_knuckler
moose_knuckler

Looks pretty cool but I'm getting confused about this whole "include a USB stick with every collector's edition" deal. Why not a collective figure or something?

AlfaxD_Centauro
AlfaxD_Centauro

@gandalf_storm Why to buy an Xbox 360 if this game it is for PC too? Is much better a PC (0% failure) and better graphics. Not even an exclusive for Xbox 360.

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

Have you guys seen the videos on XBL? This game looks epic unlike double agent, which was horrid. This game will reach a 9.5 on the Richter scale. A must buy 4 me!

facistinabag
facistinabag

I'll just be getting the regular version TYVM. So glad this is a microsoft exclusive though, thank god for not having to wait for them to make a PS3 version, that would be crap.

firehawk998
firehawk998

Nothing that great in this collectors edition. Anyways I will be getting the normal edition.

gandalf_storm
gandalf_storm

lol @ sony fanboys crying, buy a 360 its never coming to ps3

D4NZEL-709
D4NZEL-709

@monson21502 Um okay..... well why are you comparing graphics to a game that came out in 2008 with a game that comes out in 2010. But why are u saying that PS3 fanboys will see what it is like when they can just play the PC version which has better everything in it unless if it is a port.

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

ubisoft sent me an email about this yesterday. they only have like a limited number of the collectors edition for ppl signed up with their website. I already preordered the game once i got the email.

Phoenix534
Phoenix534

Pre-ordering this as soon as possible.

TommYikes
TommYikes

What about the uk?! What do we get? Sounds a bit unfair that one place gets a figurine and another just gets some wallpapers and a few other bits! Dont get quite as much bang for your buck me thinks!!

NukedUSN
NukedUSN

So instead of a figurine, and a download code for a complete previous entry in the series, the US gets a USB drive with some .pdfs, some wallpapers, and video? Sounds like a win for the Aussie's.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

I can't wait for this... I wasn't keen on the first two Splinter Cell games, but I finally got into them with Double Agent.... this most recent one looks spot on. Was the same with the Hitman games for me too - I always struggled with the early ones, but by the time Blood Money came out, I was hooked.

BloodMist
BloodMist

Sounds like a good one to me.

Xobeee
Xobeee

@monson21502 How old are you child?

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

@JCASHUFL I was pointing out that it's not a 360 exclusive, as he seemed to be directly comparing the PS3 and 360.

Oloryn
Oloryn

My pref in these deals is definately a soundtrack. Art books are a cool second, but in-game items usually feel obsolete within an hour. To be fair, these are "collector's editions" and are meant for the bigger fans, so I can't jump down the dev's throats for asking for the extra cash for the package. The added specialized USB drive is also a pretty neat deal...but I think the reason I'm hyped about this at all is the simple fact that it reminds me that this game is coming out soon.

Chico_Azteca
Chico_Azteca

mmm not really interested, but oh well let's see how my wallet is feeling around February lol

suicidalblues
suicidalblues

Good God Monson, do you go outside much? So far, you're the only one comparing it to MGS4. Get off your fanboy pedestal, it's past yer bedtime. And btw, MGS4 rocked, so did Uncharted2, and ODST and the GTA dlc...see, that's how adults rock, we buy it all. If you only have 1 system, then you're the real loser.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

I love everything it offers, but please, Ubi-Soft, add the game soundtrack as well, even if it's in digital download format, and not in a CD along with the game DVD. Gamespot, do us a favor and whenever you get the change to interview the peeps @ Ubi, ask them about the possibility of adding the soundtrack in it.

megamega777
megamega777

Although most of it is not that great... I have never seen a usb drive given in something like this before. Hhhmmmm unique?

JCASHUFL
JCASHUFL

"@monson21502 ...It's also on PC and DS. Or is that what you meant by "our"?" Hm, I think he was referring to the Microsoft XBOX 360, the only inclusive console.

xbox360mslover
xbox360mslover

The Splinter Cell franchise has made millions and the installment is set to change dramatically but fortunately in a good way. Splinter Cell Conviction is said to have a deep fighting system, tons of enemies on screen, run and gun action, and an extreme physics based engine that’s going to allegedly take it a step above that of what you’d see in Metal Gear Solid 4:Guns of the Patriots. And also it is going to have short cut-scenes unlike in MGS4 which is why many hated that game.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

@monson21502 ...It's also on PC and DS. Or is that what you meant by ""?