Fallout 3 Survival Edition Unveiled, $120+ Amazon.com Exclusive Packs Pip-Boy 3000 Clock (Updated)

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Updated: Responding to questions about the Fallout 3 Survival Edition's worldwide availability, Bethesda marketing VP Pete Hines told Shacknews that Amazon will likely not be able to ship the bundle to customers outside of the United States.

"It's ultimately up to Amazon and where they will ship to from Amazon.com vs. Amazon.de or whatever localized URL folks would use," Hines said.

Original Story: Publisher Bethesda Softworks and retailer Amazon.com today revealed the Survival Edition of Fallout 3, an Amazon.com exclusive.

Along with all the goodies of the previously announced Collector's Edition--which will be available at retailers worldwide--the Survival Edition contains a life-size Pip-Boy 3000.

The Survival Edition sells for $120 on the PC and $130 on PS3 and Xbox 360, mirroring the price structure of the Collector's Edition--$70 on PC, $80 for consoles--and the standalone game itself, which goes for $50 on PC and $60 on consoles.

Based on the wrist-mounted devices worn by characters in-game, the Pip-Boy 3000 "has been painstakingly recreated and modified for real world display as a digital clock," according to Bethesda.

"At one point we seriously looked into the idea of building [a Pip-Boy 3000] that would actually work and interface with the game on some level," product manager Pete Hines wrote on the game's official site.

"That turned out to be a huge problem technically--getting it to work on three different platforms, and 10,000 issues here and there. So we bagged that and just went back to the original idea of "something that looks just like the one in the game, and it sits on my desk.'"

The first Bethesda-developed entry in the now-Bethesda-owned post-apocalyptic role-playing franchise, Fallout 3 is slated to hit PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this fall.

Complete lists of the content found in all editions of the game follow:

Survival Edition
$120 PC, $130 PS3 and Xbox 360
Amazon.com Exclusive
  • Metal Vault-Tec Lunch Box
  • 5" Vault Boy Bobblehead
  • The Art of Fallout 3 Hardcover Book
  • The Making of Fallout 3 DVD
  • Pip-Boy 3000 Replica
  • Fallout 3 Game
Collector's Edition
$70 PC, $80 PS3 and Xbox 360
Non-exclusive Worldwide Release
  • Metal Vault-Tec Lunch Box
  • 5" Vault Boy Bobblehead
  • The Art of Fallout 3 Hardcover Book
  • The Making of Fallout 3 DVD
  • Fallout 3 Game
Standard Edition
$50 PC, $60 Consoles
Non-exclusive Worldwide Release
  • Fallout 3 Game
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    June 6, 2008 6:52 AM

    These collectors editions are getting outta control

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      June 6, 2008 6:56 AM

      I think it's fine so long as they enter a third tier. If you just want the game, get the game. If you want the special edition with more stuff, get that. But if you have too much money then you can go balls-out. Kinda like the Halo 3 helmet.

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      June 6, 2008 7:18 AM

      I hope halo4 comes with a real life working street-legal Warthog and retails for $37,000

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