God of War 3's $100 'Ultimate Edition' Revealed; Pre-ordering Game Nets Demo Access

BOOM widget 363012 Offering yet another means to access the God of War III E3 2009 Demo, Sony has revealed that those who pre-order the PlayStation 3 game from "select retailers" will get a download code.

Those download codes are available at those select North American retailers today, with the game itself due during March 2010.

In addition, the company unveiled a $99.99 "Ultimate Edition" of the SCE Santa Monica's gory beat 'em up, as well as several other pre-order incentives.

The contents of the "Ultimate Edition" are as follows:

Exclusive Collectibles
  • High-End Sculpted Replica of Pandora's Box
  • Limited-Edition God of War Art Book featuring exclusive art, content and interviews
Exclusive Digital Content (Available via PlayStation Network voucher codes on day of launch)
  • God of War Combat Arena containing an exclusive environment and seven challenges
  • Premium Kratos Skin - Dominus
  • God of War: Unearthing the Legend Franchise Documentary - a full-length movie documentary depicting the history of the God of War franchise
  • God of War Trilogy Soundtrack - God of War, II, and III scores from the game (mp3 digital download).
  • God of War: Blood and Metal EP - a heavy metal homage featuring original music inspired by God of War (mp3 digital download).
As for the other pre-order incentives, GameStop, Amazon.com and GameCrazy are each offering an "exclusive downloadable skin" that changes Kratos' appearance.