Call of Duty: Black Ops gets Hardened, Prestige editions

Treyarch's upcoming shooter getting $80 and $150 top-tier versions; latter includes fully operable, video-enabled RC car.


Infinity Ward bundled items like the original Call of Duty and night-vision goggles with special editions of last year's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, but the Los Angeles studio isn't the only development house readying top-tier bundles. Treyarch today announced Hardened and Prestige editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops, which is already projected to sell over 12 million units.

This one doesn't blow up.
This one doesn't blow up.

The Hardened and Prestige editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops will infiltrate retail on November 9. These top-tier versions will include a number of items that those paying $60 for the standard game won't have access to.

On top of the game, the $80 Hardened edition includes a steel-book case, a Black Ops medal with display case, four co-op maps not included in the standard ware, and a Black Ops-themed Xbox Live or PlayStation Home avatar outfit.

The $150 Prestige edition (pictured) ups the ante even further. This version includes everything above and a fully operable remote-controlled vehicle modeled after the new in-game RC-XD killstreak reward. The RC car controller houses a 2-inch video screen, which can stream video and audio from the vehicle at a distance of up to 200 feet. The announcement came coupled with a YouTube video (embedded below) detailing the in-game killstreak reward. Additionally, Nintendo Wii and DS versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops will release on November 9, but Activision did not announce any special bundles for either of those systems.

For more on the seventh iteration of the Call of Duty franchise, check out GameSpot's hands-on preview with Call of Duty: Black Ops.

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