Epic Confirms Unreal Tournament 3 PC Collector's Edition

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Epic Games has confirmed GameStop's listing of Unreal Tournament 3 Collector's Edition for PC.

As the retailer indicated, the Collector's Edition includes a limited edition tin box, a hardcover art book, and a bonus DVD with more than 10 hours of game mod tutorials, a history of Unreal Tournament video, and a behind the scenes segment. The last Unreal Tournament PC release, Unreal Tournament 2004, featured similar instructional videos in its special edition, which proved to be a major hit amongst the mod community.

Coming in at $59.95--$10 more than the standard version--the PC Collector's Edition of Unreal Tournament 3 will be in stores this November. According to GameStop, the game will arrive on either November 12 or November 19, though such dates are best regarded as speculation prior to publisher confirmation.

The PlayStation 3 iteration of the multiplayer-oriented shooter, which is apparently not receiving the special edition treatment but will support user-created mods, is also set to hit in November. The Xbox 360 version follows later next year.

From The Chatty
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    September 27, 2007 8:58 AM

    Wow, I never really thought of that but mod tutorials would be great to include not only for the company but for the aspiring modders. I may get the collector's edition for this one.

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      September 27, 2007 9:01 AM

      Yeah, I will, definitely. The modding videos included on UT2k4's collector edition were invaluable.

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      September 27, 2007 9:05 AM

      Unreal Tournament 2004 came with a set of modding tutorials on the DVD edition, and it turned out to have a pretty large and successful modding community. I hope the same goes for UT3, because mods are fun.

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        September 27, 2007 9:21 AM

        Yeah, those tutorials, coupled with the Make Something Unreal contest, made for quite a few UT2004 mods. Lots of people scoffed at the contest but the idea worked, especially once some of those modders went on to work at companies who licensed the Unreal engine.

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          September 27, 2007 10:00 AM

          Indeed the Epic guys manage their stuff pretty well.. They train their future employees (or future potential lincensees) this way.

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          September 27, 2007 10:27 AM

          I know the MSU contest inspired me. I won 3rd price in the gametype category. :D

          If it weren't for the MSU contest, I wouldn't have spent as long as I did making everything perfectly polished.

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      September 27, 2007 9:21 AM

      I'm really surprised this isn't done more often as a way to generate supplemental revenue. Lots of people would pay extra for modding support materials (videos, tutorials, access to support from devs).

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      September 27, 2007 9:26 AM

      they really should just release the mod tutorial for free (maybe they are?)

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        September 27, 2007 9:39 AM

        Yeah, they should release 10-hours of video tutorials for free. Nevermind the thousands of dollars that they had to spend making them. $10 extra is practically giving them away as it is, especially considering that most "collector's editions" don't come with modding tutorials at all.

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          September 27, 2007 10:10 AM

          Yes they should give them away. It supports the mod community, which might mean more people buying the game to play the mods.
          btw, you don't need to be so snarky

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