After all, there's money to be made.
Sony's been pretty good with collector's editions lately: both the inFamous 2 Hero Edition and Resistance 3 Survival Pack offer tempting extras on top of the game itself. But Uncharted 3's collector's edition is pretty weak in comparison.
The set — priced at $99.99 — includes the game, a Sideshow Collectibles Nathan Drake Statue, a replica of Nathan Drake's belt buckle, a replica of Drake's ring/necklace, and a steelbook game case. The steelbook case is actually surprisingly terrible, showing nothing but a huge render of Drake's ring. It all comes packaged in a "Travelling Chest" which we suppose looks neat. Grudgingly.
Perhaps our anticipation for the game is causing us to adjust our expectations for the collector's edition, but for a franchise as big as Uncharted this entire set looks a little bit cheap to us. Thoughts?
In addition to the collector's edition, Sony's also revealed details of Uncharted 3's pre-order bonuses in the US. We've included all the details after the jump.
Update @ 16:44BST: SCEE's just revealed the European steelbook which looks a lot better. Pre-order bonus details are through the link too.
Best Buy - Regeneration Booster
Allows you to "boost your healing power to recover from your wounds more quickly."
Amazon.com - Carpet Bomb Kickback
Allows you to "send out three grenades with a single throw to blanket your opponent or take out a group of opponents with multiple explosions."
Amazon.com Clip Size Mod for Para 9 or G-MAL
Allows you to increase the size of the bullet clip for your weapon of choice and "spend more time shooting your opponents before having to reload."
GameStop - Creepy Crawler Kickback
Allows you to "turn into a swarm of deadly creatures for a limited time and overwhelm your enemies." [/strong]
[strong]Wal-Mart - Callout Mod for AK-47
Allows you to "equip your AK-47 with a laser sight that enables your entire team to see the location of the opponent you are currently targeting." [/strong]
[strong]All Other Participating Retailers - Uncharted 3 PSN Avatar & Static Theme for PS3
You should be able to understand this one without any explanation.