Video game Collectors Editions your fancy? Both Zone of Enders HD Collection and the upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance have them and are must sees.
As of Thursday, Zone of the Enders HD Collection and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance have something both in common, besides being Konami titles under the supervision of Hideo Kojima, a.k.a. the man responsible for the Metal Gear Solid franchise.
Oh, and strike two if you said they’re both multiplatform games (PS3/360); no, that’s not it either. Good guess, though.
What I’m referring to actually is the news that both are receiving limited collection editions that will be sold with their standard-edition brothers on their respected release dates. Ah-ha! But just hold off pressing that pre-order button until I tell you which has what, okay? Cool.
For Zone of the Enders HD – the fully remastered ports of ZoE & The 2nd Runner, Kojima’s take on the giant-robots genre – out October 30, its limited collection edition is packing a soundtrack disc featuring remixes of the original music from both games and a sizeable 100-page artbook. Price? $59.99USD
Moving on to the limited collectors edition for the action-slasher team-up between KojiPro and Platinum Games, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance arriving February 19, 2013, Konami decided to add a particular special item that will turn heads and turn on the lights. A two-for-oner as I say. It’s a “high frequency plasma lamp” made to look like the sword belonging to Revengeance’s cyber-ninja protagonist Raiden.
Yes, you heard me correct.
No exact sizing details on the “Raiden sword lamp” yet, other than it’s both the coolest and weirdest looking lamp in recorded lamp history. For reals. I keep thinking of that leg-stocking lamp from A Christmas Story when I see this thing and can’t tell which one beats the other in pure crazy “someone actually made this?” spectacle.
I forgot to mention that you will also be receiving a soundtrack disc with the Metal Gear Rising: Limited Collection Edition, too. Sorry guys, I was going to tell you all sooner about, but that lamp… That lamp. Oh, no pricing on this bad boy either as of now – but hey – a lamp!
Pre-orders for at least the ZoE Limited Edition is open for season as I speak (hopefully, Konami/Amazon/whomevevr will reveal the latter soon enough), so if you’re interested, send your free dollars that away and step on it (they’re not named limited editions for nothing.) Your eyeballs, though? Keep them glued to Walyou for a steampunk NES and MySpace’s new look. You know, that thing before Facebook.