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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

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Comments (40 posts)

tes37
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 9:37:03 PM
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I'm more interested in what's going to be in the FFXIII Collector's Edition. I'm still wanting Heavy Rain, but I can't afford to buy very many CE's of games. Bad news for U.S. gamers though.

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St_Jimmy
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 9:56:10 PM
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and Canadians!

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tridon
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 7:38:56 AM

I know... why can't they just say "North America". It's always just US with no mention of Canada or even Mexico. =(

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 9:57:51 PM
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Yup, this is the Japan > Europe > United States analogy working here lol

Dammit :(
Doesn't matter, all I want is the game

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LowKey
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 10:14:45 PM
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Grrrr. That sucks.

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BlackBriar
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:07:13 PM

Is it for sure? It still might have chance to come out in the US.....Hopefully. Come on SCEA!! To quote Warren G "I want it All"

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Cholo Gamer
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 10:19:21 PM
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I don't usually buy CE so it's not really a big deal for me but for some other people it is. As long as the game is good I'm happy.

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SvenMD
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 10:38:38 PM
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What exactly would come in that Heavy Rain CE?

A Do-It-Yourself Origami manual?
or
An umbrella?

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johnld
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 2:43:28 AM

an in depth art book of the games strip scene, down to every birthmark,lol.

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 6:25:13 AM

It's a holographic rain case where the drops have depth or pop out (a cool illusional effect), an early download code for "The Taxidermist" episode, the soundtrack and a X-Media Bar theme.

I know cos I've preordered it here in Australia. YAY!!! For once, something to be proud of for being an Aussie gamer!!! And I don't wanna see anyone take this rare happy moment from me!!!

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Jalex
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 10:39:32 PM
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I only splurge for Special Editions for a very select amount of games, but this is one I'd definitely put money down for.
Except for special packaging, I still intend to get everything else offered (I already have the XMB theme), so it's not a total loss.

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fooosie
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 10:40:17 PM
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lol

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fooosie
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 10:42:03 PM
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the xmb theme looks awesome but makes me feel like I had too many shots

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Kowhoho
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 10:45:13 PM
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I've got my eye on the Ultimate Edition of GOW3 and it will mark the first special edition that I've ever bought.

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Silent_J
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 4:40:32 PM

same here .

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godsman
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 10:47:25 PM
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So what are we missing from the CE version anyway?

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 6:27:13 AM

As I said before....

1. Holographic slipcase
2. The Taxidermist episode download
3. Soundtrack
4. Cross Media Bar theme

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yak4life85
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 10:56:14 PM
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Everyone should be allowed to buy collector editions no matter where you live.

The one company that has my money is DICE with their upcoming Battlefield Bad Company 2. FYI their collectors edition is the same price as the regular edition. Nice right?

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johnld
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 2:46:15 AM

well, technically you can with the ps3 since it region free anyway. but if you get cds or dvds then its not going to work. well...i guess it can work if you have a gameshark that lets your ps2 play cds and dvds from other regions like i do. didnt think it was much of a feature when i bought it but im glad i have it.

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Jed
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:15:50 PM
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I was going to make an origami joke, but Sven beat me. Thumbs up to Sven!

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NoSmokingBandit
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:16:51 PM
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Im happy theres no collectors edition, to be honest. With the money ill be spending on FF13, GoW3 (probably the collectors edition unless its cheap plastic and ugly), and Heavy Rain this spring i'm glad i dont have to decide between another collectors edition.

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Mornelithe
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 11:42:20 PM
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I don't mind, it's just concerning to hear a Euro PS3 owners vs American PS3 owners situation arising.

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StevieRV
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:11:52 AM
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i dont like CE games, i bought the collectors edition of uncharted 2, it was more expensive than the standard edition and the cover was worse than the standard edition

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dante_zero
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:15:14 AM
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insta buy. i will be at HMV at midnight to get mine if possible. ive been waiting a looong time for this game to hit. at last the wait is coming to an end.

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Robochic
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:21:18 AM
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Can not wait for this game, not heart broken over the CEd I very rarely buy CEd last time I did it was honestly not worth the extra 20 bucks. Love that this game comes out a few days ahead of my birthday I know what I'm asking for even though I've preordered it already :)

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Kangasfwa
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:22:06 AM
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Looks to be my first imported game...

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Beamboom
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 6:17:33 PM

I import 9 out of 10 games that I buy, and in the internet-world of today I find this whole "Europe gets something we don't" problem to be dramatically constructed, to say the least... Just click on "add to cart" and then "submit order". You Americans don't even have to master a second language to do it! :D


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___________
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:25:08 AM
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wait.
europe gets something the US does not?
someone get me a icy towel i think im going to faint!
preordered the CE today when i went to pick darksiders up along with the GOW 3 ultimate edition and army of two the 40th day.
i asked when GT5s due out and the guy just started laughing at me, than said dident you know? they have delayed it so it can now be a PS4 launch title.
figures, i guess its taken long enough.

although, wait a minute.
a game is developed in the US, its released first in the US.
this is developed in europe so why the hell is it releasing first in the US?
looks like i can do a little of both then.

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556pineapple
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:34:30 AM
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Bummer, but I'm sure I'll be plenty happy with the game. Not that I could afford the collector's edition anyway :\.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 2:08:43 AM
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I just cant wait for the game.

I will be getting the GOW3 collectors edition though!

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Qubex
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 2:13:50 AM
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Just import the collectors edition if you need it :)

Q!

"i am home"

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johnld
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 2:49:04 AM
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Im not as into this game as some of you guys are but i do want to try it. I'll probably wait till price goes down but definitely buying it new. as limited my spending money is, its one of the games im passing on day 1, at least.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 4:18:27 AM
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In all honesty your not missing much, the only thin i want is the free DLC, which you can buy otherwise anyway.

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Paolo Kutaragi
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 6:24:33 AM
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Will be getting the special edition in day one.

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 6:39:25 AM
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Got mine at EB as soon as I heard of it. Preordered that is, not actually GETTING it and playing it or anything... hehe.

So, my budget for the next 2 months are gone, and here is why:

I have preordered the following games:

1. Bayonetta Climax Edition on 360 2 days ago
2. Mass Effect 2 Collectors on PC - 25th Jan
3. Bioshock 2 Special Ed. on PC - 27th Jan
4. Splinter Cell Conviction Collectors Ed. on 360 - 25th Feb
5. Heavy Rain Collector's Ed. on PS3 - 25th Feb
6. God of War Ultimate Trilogy Ed. on PS3 - March
7. Final Fantasy XIII on PS3 (still awaiting a collector's for Aus)
8. Gran Turismo 5 on PS3 (still awaiting Collector's announcement, hopefully there will be one)

And yes, I am a collector and proud of it. But my theory is, if I'm gonna spend a lot of money when it first comes out, I might as well get the Collector's Edition, and everything else can wait until sales or price drops, eg. Saints Row 2 for 20 bucks

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tridon
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 7:32:45 AM

Nothing wrong with being a collector (unless you live in a very small apartment). Wish I could spare a budget like yours. That's going to be one nice collection!

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tridon
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 7:43:27 AM
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I have a strange question for anyone who lives in North America and imports games from Europe. I'm one of those strange perfectionist collectors, and I hate it when I put my games on a stand and they look different. That's why I never buy Greatest Hits titles and why the new PS3 packaging bugs me because the sides of the cases look different amongst the original PS3 games. My question is, is there really a difference between the NA packaging and Europeon packaging besides the rating?

Also, the XMB theme that comes with the Collector's Edition, is that the dynamic theme that you can currently buy, or a new, exclusive theme?

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 11:57:57 AM

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tridon
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 10:30:44 AM
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Another question:

if I were to import this game, and then later wanted to buy new DLC, could I buy it off the Canadian store? Would it still work with an import? I'm assuming that DLC would be region-free too, right?

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Frenchy17
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 3:41:28 PM
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I would gotten it probably but I did download the dynamic theme and it became corrupt and almost screwed up my PS3 :(

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