We know that the next few months promises some of the hottest games of the year, and that extends well into 2016.
Best of all, a good portion of these highly anticipated titles have some pretty decent collector’s and special editions releasing alongside.
So perhaps a guide of the sorts of collector’s editions to expect is in order.
These are the best of the best collector’s editions coming to a store near you, and soon.
Might and Magic Heroes VII: Collector’s Edition – R1200
The latest in the Might and Magic franchise comes with a very exclusive figurine when purchasing the collector’s edition.
The bundle also comes with an exclusive hero, tarot card deck and a copy of Might & Magic III – HD Edition.
- A free copy of Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition (available as soon as Might & Magic Heroes VII releases)
- 4 unique Hero portraits
- 4 artefacts
- Might & Magic Heroes VII full-game
- An Exclusive Collector’s Box to display your figurine on an impressive diorama
- A 26-cm high figurine displaying Yvan proudly posing after a brilliant victory on the battlefield
- A 96 page artbook describing all of factions and heroes with magnificent artworks and tons of concept arts
- 2 lithographies
- A fully-customized tarot game
- The official game soundtrack
- An Exclusive access to a new hero, Solmyr
- An extra scenario-map
Releasing: September 29th, 2015
Destiny: The Taken King Collector’s Edition – R1200
(PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360)
If you have never played any of the Destiny content to date, then this edition is aimed at you.
The bundle comes with all of the past expansions, the core game and, of course, The Taken King. It also includes a few other pretty little trinkets.
The collector’s edition includes the following:
- Expansion III: The Taken King
- Expansion I: The Dark Below
- Expansion II: House of Wolves
- Collector’s Edition SteelBook Case
Uncover Cayde-6’s Intel Cache:
- Modified Treasure Island Book with Intro Letter from Cayde-6
- Cayde-6’s Personal Notes and Illustrations
- Collection of Relics and Artifacts
- Strange Coin Replica
- Weapon Schematic
The Taken King Collector’s Edition digital content: includes three Exotic Guardian Class items featuring XP bonuses, three class-specific emotes and three armor shaders to customize each Guardian class.
Releasing: September 15th, 2015
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Special Edition – R899
The latest in the Uncharted series comes with probably the only remaster you need to own this year.
The Nathan Drake Collection comes with all of the Uncharted titles that released on PS3, all in 1080p goodness.
The game will also ship in a Special Edition which will include the following
- Sticker Sheet
- The Art Of Uncharted Book
Releasing: October 8th, 2015
Dragon Quest Heroes: Collector’s Edition – $99 (approximately R1400)
The latest Dragon Quest title is more than just a classic RPG.
Having taken inspiration from the likes of Dynasty Warrior, it’s a much more action-centric title.
Originally released exclusively for Japan, we will finally get our hands on it this October.
The game will also ship in this very-adorable edition which will include:
- Helpful Slime-themed downloadable content for characters to equip including: Slime Sword, Gooey Gloves, Goomerang, Squishing Rod and Gungenir
- Bonus quest items, including the Gold-digger’s Map and Happy Map
- Slime Plushie, Slime Key Chain, and Slime Lanyard
Releasing: 16 October 2015
Tales of Zestiria: Collector’s Edition – $129 (approximately R1800)
The latest in the Tales series takes PlayStation owners on an adventure through a magical realm full of dragons, gallant knights and mystery.
The game will feature a brand new battle system called The Fusion System where two character fuse together for more powerful forms – think DBZ or Digimon.
Tales of Zestiria Collector’s Edition Includes:
- Tales of Zestiria Game
- SteelBook Case
- Dawn of the Shepherd Anime Blue-Ray
- Hardcover Artbook
- Collector’s Edition DLC Pack
- Chibi Kyun Chara Figure Set
- 8-Bit Retro Keychains
- Special Selection Music CD
- Limited Edition Packaging
Releasing: 20 October 2015
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate: Charing Cross Edition – R1400
(PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Assassin’s Creed has been known for its great collector’s editions, and this year’s release is no different.
Set in London during the industrial revolution, the collector’s edition imagines the world in its day perfectly with its dark box and a figurine depicting Jacob standing over train tracks, perhaps the greatest symbol of the industrial revolution.
- Assassin’s Creed Syndicate game
- Exclusive Collector’s Box that will allow you to display your figurine in a dedicated diorama
- A 27cm-high Jacob Figurine standing on a railway track junction
- Double-sided London Map with street advertising on the back
- A high quality artbook including concept arts that inspired the game
- The official game Soundtrack
Digital Content: 2 additional single player missions for an extra hour of gameplay:
The Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy: Embark on two pulse-quickening missions that will take you into the inner sanctums of London’s most influential men. Defend Charles Darwin’s discoveries from those who would kill to silence him. And help a friend of legendary writer Charles Dickens keep a secret that could get him killed.
Runaway Train: As a runaway train thunders through London at top speed, you must find and fix the train’s critical flaws before you run out of time — or railway tracks.
Releasing: 23 October 2015
Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition – R3999
The next Halo is upon us, and this time it’s coming with probably the biggest collector’s edition in franchise history.
Not only will the limited collector’s edition include everything that the limited edition includes, but it will also include a statue of Master Chief and Spartan Locke, as designed by Triforce
The limited collector’s edition contains a full game download and the following limited edition content:
- Commemorative Statue of the Master Chief and Spartan Locke by TriForce
- Halo: The Fall of Reach – Animated Series
- Guardian model by Metal Earth
- Uniquely-designed Spartan themed SteelBook
- Spartan Locke’s Classified Orders
- Dossiers on Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris
- Xbox Live Gold 14-day Trial – perfect for playing with friends
- Warzone REQ Bundle: 14 Premium Requisition packs
Releasing: 2 October 2015
Call of Duty: Black Ops III Juggernog Edition – R2799
(PS4, Xbox One, PC)
The prize for all Call of Duty fans, an actual Call of Duty zombie-themed fridge that stores up to 12 cans.
The Juggernog Edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops III is the ultimate version of the game.
It comes with the game, the season pass, Perk-A-Cola coasters and additional in-game content.
Right now, this edition is sold out worldwide, but just look at it; its perfect!
- Juggernog Mini-Fridge
- Perk-A-Cola Coasters with custom tin
- Season Pass
- Limited Edition concept cards
- The Giant Bonus Map
- Collectabe SteelBook
- In-game bonus content
- Call of Duty: Back Ops III Official Soundtrack
Releasing: 6 November 2015
Fallout 4: Pip-boy Edition – R1499
(PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Although sold out completely worldwide, it’s nice to see what you will probably be missing out on as the most anticipated game of the year approaches in a rather epic way.
The latest Fallout 4 title will ship in a Pip-boy Edition, with an actual Pipboy.
- Pip-Boy Replica, Stand and Capsule Case. This wearable device faithfully replicates the in-game model and comes complete with RobCo Industries stand, custom-printed capsule, adjustable foam cuff, rotating knobs and lights. Designed to accommodate a variety of smartphone devices with customizable foam inserts, the Pip-Boy is the ultimate accessory for the official Pip-Boy companion mobile app that allows players to manage their in-game inventory, perks, holotapes, and more.
- Physical Pip-Boy Pocket Guide. Featuring handy illustrations and chock full of Vault-Tec approved tips, this manual is the ultimate how-to pocket guide for using and maintaining your new Pip-Boy.
- Physical Vault-Tec Perk Poster.
- Power Armor Collectible Metal Packaging.
Releasing: 10 November 2015
Just Cause 3: Collector’s Edition – R1299
(PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Set the world on fire with Just cause 3 and its collector’s edition.
This edition comes with a replica grappling hook that you, obviously, cannot use, but it can stand there and look all pretty. What else are these collector’s editions for?
- Day 1 Edition of Game: Launch your assault in style with the weaponized vehicle pack included in the Day 1 Edition of Just Cause 3
- Replica Grappling Hook: A faithfully recreated 15″ desplay version of Roco’s trademark grappling hook
- Map of Medici: A 24″ x 24″ poster map of the Mediterranean archipelago of Medici
- Hardcover Artbook: A 32 page, hardcover book bringing the explosive world of Just Cause 3 to life.
Releasing: December 1st, 2015
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Collector’s Edition – $99
(PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Anime fans will love this edition of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4. It comes with a 1cm figurine of Naruto, a pretty Steelbook, collector’s box and the Storm Memories Artbook.
- Full game
- Storm Memories artbook
- 17cm tall Naruto Uzumaki figure
- Metal Plate
Releasing: December 1st, 2015
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Libertalia Collector’s Edition – R1999
As Nathan’s adventures come to an end, Naughty Dog are releasing the ultimate collector’s edition that will stay in our hearts and showcase forever.
A 48-page hardcover artbook, 12” statue by Gentle Giant, and a pretty box to pack it all in.
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Blu-ray disc
- Collectible steelbook case designed by Alexander “That Kid Who Draws” Iaccarino
- 48-page hardcover art book by Naughty Dog and Dark Horse
- Naughty Dog & Pirate Sigil Sticker Sheet
- Naughty Dog Points: redeem the points to unlock new multiplayer content and character upgrades.
- A 12″ premium Nathan Drake statue by Gentle Giant
- Three multiplayer outfits: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Heist Drake and Desert Drake outfits
- Three custom weapon skins: Golden Weapon Skin, Snow Weapon Skin and Desert Weapon Skin
- Henry Avery, Thomas Tew and Adam Baldrige Sigil Ball Caps
- Madagascar Sidekick Outfits
- Phurba Dagger Taunt
- An Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End dynamic theme
Releasing: March 18th, 2016
So there you have it, all of the great collector’s editions to spend your hard earned cash on in the coming months.
I would say if you wanted them all you would need a good R20, 000.
What editions are you picking up? Let us know in the comments and forum.