Unreal Tournament 3 goes Limited Edition

Midway announces a collector's version for the PC game, which includes art book and DVD extras.

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It would seem that for many gamers, buying a standard game is no longer enough. The phenomenal sales of Halo 3 in recent days have included the Limited and Legendary Editions, both of which have reportedly sold out at retailers--while the Legendary Edition is currently selling for around £100 ($200) on eBay in the UK.

Today, Midway has announced that a PC collector's edition of Unreal Tournament 3 will be available in November in the US (where the recommended retail price will be $59.95), as well as in the UK, Europe, South Africa, Russia, and "most other territories." The collector's edition was available for preorder online in the UK, and priced at around £39.99 at the time of writing.

The limited-edition package will be encased in a "tin hard cover," and contain an art book featuring the art style of the vehicles, characters, weapons, and environments. It will also include extras on the DVD, including video tutorials about game modifications, and features about the history of Unreal Tournament and the making of Unreal Tournament 3.

For more on Unreal Tournament 3, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

104 comments
rhlblue
rhlblue

so many awesome games already launched and more to come......blah....need to save some more money..... :P

BarkotGamer
BarkotGamer

w00t wish I had money :( well, time to work for this **** lol whew, I hope to get the money before it comes out cause I want to be the first in Israel to get UT3

7thRonin
7thRonin

cant wait for the halo' raper

Azghouls
Azghouls

Thank you, thank you and thank you. Man, I have been following these guys since 1998 and looking forward to the History of UT. Very nice.

LynchMob09R
LynchMob09R

better have that same stuff for the 360 version!!! :D

fathed102
fathed102

The fact it comes with video tutorials is a huge plus! Im in!

LordGamer0001
LordGamer0001

limited edition... this is looking much better.

bikemba
bikemba

This is so great people. I love the fact that games such as Gears of War has two more missions versus the consoles, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is going to be a collectors edition, and this just is iceing on the cake. The consoles had a couple of years ago the Madden Collector's/Signature(Silver Package) for the consoles. Why can't we have this for the PC exclusively? It's about damn time and it should've been in the making for years now. Keep supporting the PC people. That's not to say I have anything against consoles. At best, there's just certain games that are still just for the PC in my opinion. Nice.....

Forerunner-117
Forerunner-117

With all that great stuff!?! Count me in Epic! Infinity Ward take note, THIS is a Collector's Edition!

npkgardens
npkgardens

Good for them. Some people will buy it just because it costs more, others will really appreciate the building tools, others will ogle the art. And more money gets infused into the PC gaming industry, which means more high quality games (as well as the usual crap, of course). Let them do whatever they want to make a buck, as long as they create good games. Of course I will probably end up getting a used OEM version and enjoying it just fine. But I know that people like me aren't going to keep the market hot, so kudos to those that can, and are willing to, shell out the extra dough. You know it's going to be a great game. And it's a great time to be a PC gamer right now; too many good games coming out to keep up with.

g3n3r41xan
g3n3r41xan

i kind of like limited editions, but why should i buy a game that im not sure it will run on my computer, so first ill get the demo and then ill decide what ill do next. if it doesnt run on my computer ill just wait and upgrade my computer and probably by then Epic would have released a bonus pack like the UT2004 ECE.

Luminousanubis
Luminousanubis

The extras included in this set are essential and should be considered mandatory for any other developer releasing a limited edition of their game. Providing the players with tools to create their own content as well as tutorials (much like UT2K4) is what will keep this industry and Indie developers like myself afloat. The art book will also provide excellent reference for 3D artists and to those who value the achievements of Epic more so than just the final product. I'll definitely try to pick it up just so I can create content for the engine...could care less about the actual game!

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

will preorder from virgin again. got my halo 3 limited edition for the same price as the normal halo 3 game as well as free delivery. absolute steal.

lukey9493
lukey9493

wat about the ps3 version? I hope they have one of those too

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

I can pass on the artbook but I want that making of stuff.

NeoNavarro
NeoNavarro

Yea, I'm so getting the Limited Edition version of Unreal!

doomsoth
doomsoth

Eh...nothing to important to spend the extra $10 on.

Aquachild
Aquachild

Perfect timing, I just got Windows Vista too. This game's gonna rock.

jrmyecomp
jrmyecomp

More Halo 3 new is good for the whole gaming community hopefully we may finally get a great videogame movie if the sales egg on bungie and producers

kevy619
kevy619

"peacebringer great they finally stoped making Halo 3 blocking the news section." I think I understand that... he means he's glad something other than Halo 3 can be found in the news section.

jrmyecomp
jrmyecomp

limited edition oh wow yipee jus filled with boring crap, hope its filled with good stuff like Bioshock, call of duty 2 and halo 3 I rather see Clive Barkers Jerhico in a limited edition

erp47
erp47

Hopefully it'll be easier to get in a game online than say, Battlefield 2? Look at my profile and feel free to comment on my blog.

SneakyB986
SneakyB986

Cooooo i might buy the CE ...depends how much money I have when I go to buy it and if the store I choose has any in stock :)...but thats it

peacebringer
peacebringer

great they finally stoped making Halo 3 blocking the news section.

mad_tyger
mad_tyger

Where's the PS3 Limited Edition?

rdo
rdo

unreal editor tutorials? awesome. i'm sold. oh and greay, the consoles dont get the unrealeditor, what good would tutorials for something you dont get be?

OfficialBed
OfficialBed

i don't care for limited edition stuff

greyfox6662912
greyfox6662912

I'd be more exited if the collector's edition was for PS3

Mooshu92887
Mooshu92887

I am shocked that this game is going to have a collector's edition. SHOCKED!

Sandro909
Sandro909

Booooooring, to be completely honest. :|

Rasserei
Rasserei

Groovy! I'm definitely getting this CE.

red_x2004
red_x2004

Whats wrong with having Limited edition ? if u are interested in those additional stuff then buy it,if not,well u have got yourself a Collector's Edition.

okassar
okassar

Just buy the regular game,it's not as hyped as Halo 3 so the regular disc should be good enough.Should be an AMAZING game.

Furbyballistik
Furbyballistik

i love the art in Unreal Tornament! ..it would be nice for the ps3 version to get a book thou =[

Chirico_Cuvie
Chirico_Cuvie

In other news, the Pope is Catholic and water is wet. Typical vanilla Limited Edition, scoff at the Halo helmet, but at least it was unique. This metal case and bonus disc crap isn't what I'd call collectible.

Thomas4
Thomas4

That's cool. It's a great franchise with many hardcore fans and this is great for them. I'm sure they will sell no problem and it seems that it's the way to go for the serious collector.

ebolosan
ebolosan

Better than paying $130 on a Legendary Edition... Unreal's weapons/vehicles pwns Halo 3's anydays.

KorJax
KorJax

Doesn't seem worth it, considering Bioshock included an extra's DVD, a trance music sampler, and a pewter figurine in thier CE. You can't forget they also released the art book and the offical sound track for Bioshock for free. Then again, teh modding tutorials sound extremely interesting to me.

alex20077
alex20077

They forgot to mention its coming to Mac at the same time as the PC game looks incredible

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

--Rufrgt2001 -- Sorry but using a keyboard and mouse on the couch and coffee table stinks. --spike042 -- I know...I was just saying because of the comment Legendary Edition is currently selling for around

spraynard
spraynard

no cross platform, PC users are such hacks and cheaters :P and i thought this was delayed til next year?

moncealyo
moncealyo

The next thing they are going to say is that the game is going to be delayed till jan 08.

tuff_gong92
tuff_gong92

That seems feasible. Who knows, we'll see when it comes out. UTIII FTW though.

Rufrgt2001
Rufrgt2001

to bad the PS3 version you can use a keyboard and mouse