Black Ops II gets $180 Care Package edition

Premium console bundle packs in RC drone, multiplayer maps, soundtrack; Hardened and PC Digital Deluxe versions revealed.

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Gamers with a passion for Call of Duty and a desire to show it with their wallets for Black Ops II in November will have multiple premium bundles to choose from. Activision today announced three premium Black Ops II bundles: the Care Package and Hardened Edition for consoles, and the Digital Deluxe Edition for PC.

Will gamers care to spend $180 on this package?
Will gamers care to spend $180 on this package?

The $180 Care Package edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops II packs in a host of premiums, the first of which is a remote-control MQ-27 Dragonfire drone (pictured at right). In addition, the Care Package includes the Nuketown Zombies and Nuketown 2025 bonuses maps, as well as a two-sided steelbook case, two challenge coins used to unlock "exclusive" digital content, and multiplayer weapon camo.

Additionally, the Care Package edition of Black Ops II features a digital copy of the game's official soundtrack, which features a score by Jack Wall (Mass Effect, Army of Two) and a theme composed by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor.

The Xbox 360 version of the Black Ops II Care Package includes an avatar prop and costume, while the PS3 version packs in a dynamic theme of the game's Turbine map, as well as a zombie-focused theme.

As for the other premium versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the Hardened Edition (below right) will be available for the Xbox 360 and PS3 for $80. It includes everything found in the Care Package edition except for the Dragonfire drone and the case.

The Hardened Edition for Black Ops II.
The Hardened Edition for Black Ops II.

Lastly, the Digital Deluxe edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops II for the PC includes everything in the Hardened Edition (except for the Xbox 360 and PS3 items), as well as a token to download Treyarch's 2008 shooter Call of Duty: World at War.

The $100 Hardened Edition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 included a one-year subscription to Activision's premium online service Call of Duty: Elite, but no mention whatsoever was made of Elite in today's announcement for any of the offerings. Activision did not respond to requests for clarification as of publication time.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is due out on November 13 and is a sequel to 2010's original Black Ops, which is the best-selling series entry to date, moving more than 25 million copies as of August 2011. It even outsold the most recent entry in the series, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, during July 2012. For more on the upcoming game, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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