I've been known to buy up Collector's Editions of games even if I'm not so sold on the title itself. With Lord of the Rings: War in the North however, I'm definitely ready to pick up my copy when it hits stores. Today they announced what you will get with the Collector's Edition, as well as the pre-order goodies that come from buying it at specific retailers.
Yes, that's right kids, that's a leather quiver up there in the photo. For those that fork over the $129.99 big ones for the Collector's Edition, they will receive a Range of the North quiver case. In addition, the CE comes with music from the E3 2011 concert event (definitely awesome stuff, having been there to hear it), and three tracks from the game soundtrack. Xbox and PS3 owners will also get digital codes or avatar items and/or wallpapers and such depending on which system you buy it for.
For the people who can't afford the Collector's Edition of the game, there are still extras to be had depending on where you buy your copy. I sort of wish they added these all in the CE bundle for those who wouldn't want to choose:
Exclusive to Amazon.com, pre-order the game and get early access to part two of the War in the North Digital Comic written by Brian Wood, illustrated by Simon Coleby and produced by DC Entertainment. The comic book reveals the back story leading up to The Lord of the Rings: War in the North. Players will also receive the Orc Champion sword for in-game use.
Embark on an Elven adventure with the Elf Theme Pack, equipped with a mystical Elven sword, armor and helmet, and get access to the Lothlórien Challenge map.
Visit the Citadel of the Stars and the Tower of Stone with the Human Theme Pack equipped with an exclusive human sword, armor and battle attire of the Human Ranger, and get access to the Osgiliath Challenge map.
Immerse yourself in the sounds of Middle-earth with three exclusive tracks from the War in the North soundtrack.
Toys ‘R’ Us
Receive a limited edition, signed War in the North poster by Jim Lee, and access to download parts one and two of the War in the North Digital Comic at launch.
A Dwarven quest lies ahead for everyone who chooses to pre-order at Wal-Mart; the Dwarf Theme Pack includes an exclusive dwarf sword, armor and helmet.
War in the North arrives this fall for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.