US Gamers Won't See Heavy Rain Collector's Edition
A message to all European gamers out there: unfortunately, you often have more reasons to complain than to gloat, but here's your chance to do the latter.
Collectors Editions are a big deal in the industry right now; despite the constant complaints online about pricey special editions, items like the $150 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition sold like hotcakes. Therefore, publishers will continue to pursue these editions that boast plenty of extra stuff. Sadly, while we know a lot of you are anxiously anticipating Heavy Rain - thereby making us believe plenty of gamers would've sprung for the Collectors Edition - it seems it won't be made available in North America. This is likely due to the fact that developer Quantic Dream is based in Europe but even so, it's a definite blow to US gamers. An SCEA representative told VG247 very specifically that "we will not be carrying this in the US," while SCEE will offer the Collector's Edition of Heavy Rain at retailer HMV for the price of £40. The good news is that the release date sits at February 26 according to HMV, although it's not official; Sony says we can expect an official date "in the next few weeks."
Well, we don't need yet another special edition to consider purchasing, do we? Besides, wouldn't you rather pop for that Pandora's Box Collectors set for God of War III? Or how about whatever they're gonna offer for Final Fantasy XIII? Just trying to remain cheerful.
Related Game(s): Heavy Rain
1/6/2010 9:15:51 PM Ben Dutka