Okay, what the hell ? Have publishers just gone ape with the idea of Collectors Editions for blockbuster titles? This is just nutty .
What you're looking at here is a picture of the super special Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition (and yes, it's the Xbox 360 version but if you can find a picture of the PlayStation 3 Prestige Edition, do us a favor and send it over). You can watch the official unboxing over at YouTube, and it's quite the eye-opening exposure. Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling opens up this insane package, which actually includes working night-vision goggles . Furthermore, the game will come in a nifty steel case, we'll get an art book and a custom-molded plastic head for proudly presenting those goggles, and even a voucher to download the original Call of Duty off the PSN or XBLA. The price? Well, that wasn't announced in the video but we have to assume it's likely going to cost an arm and a leg. You know, for almost any other game, we'd label this as "blatantly over-the-top," but after all, Activision has predicted that the release of Modern Warfare 2 will be the single biggest entertainment launch of 2009. The sheer number of people who bought the original title over the past couple of years is staggering, and you can bet a whole lot of 'em will purchase the sequel.
Anyway, we'll let you know when the ungodly price of this Prestige Edition drops, but we suggest putting aside some extra money just in case. Take out a second mortgage, or something.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2