Rockstar Games has revealed the bonuses that will come to those who pre-order "Grand Theft Auto 5: Special Edition" and "Grand Theft Auto 5: Collector's Edition." "Grand Theft Auto 5" is the next release in the controversial open-world sandbox series of games.
"Grand Theft Auto 5: Special Edition" will ship with these extras:
Special weapons will be available for free in ammunition stores: the Piston .50, Bullpup Shotgun and melee Hammer. These weapons will only be available in single player mode, though.
A double-sided steelbook containing never-before-seen artwork of the "Grand Theft Auto 5"'s main characters: Michael,
- Trevor and Franklin.
A 21.5 x 26.75-inch blueprint map of Los Santos and Blaine County, the locales where the events of "Grand Theft Auto 5" will take place. The blueprint also has markings that indicate where the player can pick up fast cash and other "points of interest."
Stunt Plane Trials allow the player access to "aerial challenges."
Michael, Franklin and Trevor will each have a unique, special ability. Their special ability bar will also regenerate 25% faster.
Michael, Franklin and Trevor will each have special outfits, character-specific tattoos and special deals from shop owners throughout the game.
In addition to the above bonuses, "Grand Theft Auto 5: Collector's Edition" will ship with unique extras not available in the Special edition.
"Grand Theft Auto 5: Collector's Edition" bonuses:
In addition to the extra goodies found in the Special Edition, players who grab "Grand Theft Auto 5: Collector's Edition" will get access to classic "Grand Theft Auto" characters.
A garage storing a 1930s-style hot rod and a CarbonRS sport bike in single player mode. In "Grand Theft Auto Online," players will also get access to the souped up Khamelion sports car.
A black New Era 9FIFTY cap with a Los Santos logo on the front, a Rockstar Games logo on the left side, a "Grand Theft Auto V" logo on the right side and snapback closure.
A 10.75 x 8.5-inch money bag with a key sporting a Rockstar Games logo on the bag and a "Grand Theft Auto 5" logo on the key.
Note: Both the Special Edition and the Collector's Edition will include access to the Atomic Blimp, which players can use to fly over the game's locales.
"Grand Theft Auto 5 Special Edition" will cost $79.99, while the Collector's Edition will run you a significantly heftier $149.99. All versions will be available for pre-order starting today until the game launches. "Grand Theft Auto 5" will be released for Xbox 360 and PS3 on September 17.
Will these bonuses entice you to order the Special Edition or the Collector's Edition? Is the vanilla release of "Grand Theft Auto 5" enough for you? What extras would convince you to order either the Special or Collector's Editions? Sound off in the comments below.
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