Red Dead Redemption 2 Special, Ultimate, and Collectors' Editions Announced

Because you're not spending enough money as it is. 

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Looking forward to trying out Red Dead Redemption 2 when it finally launches later this year? You've got several options as it stands when it comes to figuring out which version to get. Choose between the Special Edition, Ultimate Edition, and Collector's Box ahead of its debut, so you can figure out exactly how many Red Dead Redemption-related things you really have space to wallow around in when it all gets to your house.

First off, all pre-orders for Red Dead Redemption will be coming with a War Horse, an iron grey stallion that you'll want on your side. It has more courage and stamina than regular horses, as well as the Outlaw Survival Kit. It comes with a collection of supplies that will help you replenish Health, Dead Eye, and more as you travel through the game.

The Special Edition is first up, and it'll run you $79.99. It'll come with a smattering of extra content for Story Mode, including the following :

  • Bank Robbery Mission & Gang Hideout
  • Dappled Black Thoroughbred
  • Talisman and Medallion Gameplay Bonuses
  • Gameplay Boosts, Cash Bonuses & Discounts
  • The Nuevo Paraiso Gunslinger Outfit
  • Plus get free access to Additional Weapons in Story Mode

The Ultimate Edition comes with everything available in the Special Edition, but adds the following for $89.99: 

  • Bonus Outfits
  • Rank Bonuses
  • Black Chestnut Thoroughbred
  • Free access to the Survivor Camp Theme
  • Free access to Additional Weapons in both Story Mode and online

Finally, there's a physical Collector's Edition which will only be available from select retailers and via the Rockstar Warehouse. It will not include a copy of the game, but it will come with all these physical goodies, housed in a metal collector's box for $89.99. Here's what you get with the set, according to Rockstar Games: 

  • Metal Tithing Box with Lock & Key: Inspired by the lockbox used by the Van der Linde gang to stash contributions to the camp’s upkeep, this thick gauged metal box includes a lock & key, and features black metal band detailing and an engraved Cornwall Freight & Commodities plaque.
  • Collectable Challenge Coin: Featuring the majestic American Buffalo on one side and a scenic landscape on the other side, this engraved, gold-colored collectable coin comes in a magnetic presentation holder with a black, engraved plaque describing the history of this endangered species.
  • Double Sided Puzzle: This double-sided, 100-piece wooden jigsaw puzzle features an illustrated view of the bustling port of Saint Denis on one side, and a classically inspired Rockstar Games logo on the reverse.
  • Six Shooter Bandana: A staple for any frontier outlaw, this bandana features a traditional paisley-inspired pattern with hidden weapon iconography throughout.
  • Treasure Map: Printed on durable, unrippable paper, this exclusive treasure map reveals the location of some buried treasure that may start Arthur on a search for more riches hidden throughout the world of Red Dead Redemption 2.
  • Pin Set: This set of six individual pins includes representations of key weapons from Red Dead Redemption 2 including a shotgun, revolver and Dead Eye “X” marker. The set comes in a canvas carrying bag.
  • Playing Cards: Commemorate the outlaws of the Van der Linde gang with this fully illustrated deck of playing cards featuring key members of the gang including Arthur Morgan, John Marston, Javier Escuella, Bill Williamson and Dutch van der Linde.
  • Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue: The one-stop shop for everything from weapons to clothing, the Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue is an essential shopping tool for turn of the century life. This complete 150-page book is a replica of the edition found in stores throughout Red Dead Redemption 2.
  • 12 Cigarette Cards: These beautifully-illustrated collectable cards can be found throughout the world of Red Dead Redemption 2. This physical collection includes one select card from each set like Famous Gunslingers and Outlaws, Stars of the Stage and Marvels of Travel and Locomotion.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26, 2018. There's not yet been any mention of a PC version just yet, but hopefully that changes in the future. 

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    June 4, 2018 10:10 AM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Red Dead Redemption 2 Special, Ultimate, and Collectors' Editions Announced

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      June 4, 2018 10:21 AM

      I hate the trend of Collector's Editions that don't actually include the game. Wolfenstein New Order, Battlefield 1, Mass Effect 4, State of Decay 2...

      Fuck this trend. Fuck it right in the asshole.

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        June 4, 2018 1:26 PM

        Agreed 100%

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        June 4, 2018 1:29 PM

        It kind of makes sense in that they don't need to have separate SKUs for each console and collector's edition.
        But then it's really just a loot box at that point, might as well just sell the stuff individually on the company merch site.

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      June 4, 2018 2:21 PM

      Nothing gets my psyched for an upcoming release like microtransactions!