Diablo 3 Collector's Edition detailed

Blizzard unveiled the Diablo III Collector's Edition during BlizzCon, packed full of goodies including the soundtrack, an artbook, in-game bonuses for WoW, SC2 and D3, and a soulstone-shaped thumbdrive.

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While Diablo III will be offered free to World of Warcraft Annual Pass subscribers, even they might still want to splash out for the very fancy Collector's Edition unveiled during BlizzCon.

Packed into a stylish box, you'll find a 208-page art book, 24-track soundtrack CD, documentary DVD, and, of course, a copy of the action-RPG, Blizzard has revealed.

You also get a snazzy 4GB USB thumbdrive shaped like a soulstone, complete with a Diablo skull base to plunge it into. It comes pre-loaded with Diablo II and its expansion Lord of Destruction, much as Blizzard included the original StarCraft with the StarCraft II CE.

The CE includes cosmetic in-game bonuses for Diablo III, World of Warcraft and SC2 too. In D3 you get "glowing angel wings," an exclusive banner, and armor dye. The WoW bonus is a Fetish Shaman pet, and you'll get bonus unit decals and Battle.net portraits for SC2.

Blizzard says it will announce the price of the Diablo III Collector's Edition price "in the months ahead." Amazon and GameStop both list it at $99.99 for now.

If you missed it over the weekend, have a gander at the 'Black Soulstone' cinematic Blizzard released during BlizzCon:

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    October 24, 2011 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Diablo 3 Collector's Edition detailed.

    Blizzard unveiled the Diablo III Collector's Edition during BlizzCon, packed full of goodies including the soundtrack, an artbook, in-game bonuses for WoW, SC2 and D3, and a soulstone-shaped thumbdrive.

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      October 24, 2011 11:53 AM

      Preordered.

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      October 24, 2011 11:59 AM

      I wonder if theres any way to pre-order the CE and then download it when it unlocks on battle.net. I don't want to have to wait for the physical disk :(

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        October 24, 2011 12:05 PM

        pre-order with launch day delivery on amazon. thats what i did for SC2

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          October 24, 2011 12:46 PM

          I want to play it the very second it unlocks :(

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      October 24, 2011 12:00 PM

      oh i guess you do get useless in game stuff with CE. i love it again!

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      October 24, 2011 12:04 PM

      What's up with these pre-orders with no release date tied to them.

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      October 24, 2011 12:10 PM

      Do you really think all this will be $99 (£55)

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        October 24, 2011 12:11 PM

        Sounds about right for the US but it's probably going to be £99 because that's generally how it goes.

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        October 24, 2011 12:14 PM

        It'll probably be $80.

        Same thing happened with the SC2 CE. Amazon originally listed it for $100, then updated the price to $80 when the price was set.

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          October 24, 2011 12:16 PM

          the SC2 CE was $99

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            October 24, 2011 12:19 PM

            Well someone had it for $80 because Amazon did some sort of automatic price matching deal.

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              October 24, 2011 12:21 PM

              I pre-ordered it the day it was available and my invoice shows $99 :/

              I know that was the retail price, did you have a game credit with them or something?

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                October 24, 2011 12:27 PM

                Nope. Some sort of pre-order price protection dealie.

                This is the contents of the e-mail I got from them around the time it shipped :

                Greetings from Amazon.com.

                You saved $20.00 with Amazon.com's Pre-order Price Guarantee!

                The price of the item(s) decreased after you ordered them, and we gave you the lowest price.

                The following title(s) decreased in price:

                Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty Collector's Edition
                Price on order date: $99.99
                Price charged at shipping: $99.99
                Lowest price before release date: $79.99
                Amount to be refunded: $20.00
                Quantity: 1
                Total Savings: $20.00

                You will receive an additional e-mail when this refund is processed.

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          October 24, 2011 12:16 PM

          Still worth it :D god i am looking forward to this, shame they dont slap diablo 1 on that usb, but oh well, you can get that for cheap :D

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        October 24, 2011 1:13 PM

        Absolutely - at least on Amazon. They have a pre-order guarantee on the price.

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      October 24, 2011 12:15 PM

      $99 is a really good price:
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050SZC5U/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=httpbetterand-20
      The wings look hot!
      What CE items are you most excited for?

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        October 24, 2011 12:20 PM

        the soundtrack is really all I'm interested in. I like the thumb drive but the folks around here would think I worship the devil or worse, listen to Danzig..

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      October 24, 2011 12:33 PM

      It'd be great if we could actually zoom in on the scrunched picture included with this article.

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        October 25, 2011 3:28 AM

        That's just a crop of the biggest version of that picture I could find at the time. Blizzard's hoarding not-worthless pictures, for whatever reason. But there are bigger pictures of everything in the box on the Diablo 3 site.

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      October 24, 2011 1:20 PM

      I don't care at all about crappy collector's pack items, but I do have a thing for digital perks. Probably not a $40 thing though unless it goes on sale somewhere.

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        October 24, 2011 1:35 PM

        I'm the reverse. I'd rather have a tangible, cool art-book (assuming it's full-size and not some scam mini-deal) and some other goodies than some cranked out cosmetic item with no real benefit (or a weak one). Too me that's totally uninteresting. I'm going to pick one of these bad boys up and just sell off the digital crap (or give it away). Each to their own.

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      October 24, 2011 2:49 PM

      I'm such a sucker that I've already pre-ordered thru Amazon and signed up for their free one month prime account just so I could get the upgraded shipping. Cannot wait for this game!

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        October 24, 2011 2:55 PM

        Amazon really needs to do those prime promotions more often. I buy so much shit that month..

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      October 24, 2011 3:17 PM

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