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You Want the $130 Watch Dogs Limited Edition Set

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We got a good dose of Ubisoft's stealth action game Watch Dogs during E3 last month, and we're on the edge of our seats waiting anxiously for its release. Now the company has teased us with plans to launch a Limited Edition Pack for $129.99 USD on November 19 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and our beloved PC. The Limited Edition Pack will also be available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 whenever they decide to hit the market.

According to the company, the Limited Edition Pack will include the Watch Dogs game, a 9 inch statue of Aiden Pearce armed with a gun and smartphone, Aiden's iconic vigilante mask, a collectible SteelBook game case featuring DedSec art, and a deluxe hardcore art book with 80 pages of concept art. It will also contain the official soundtrack with an original score composed by Brian Reitzell. Some of his work includes The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation and NBC's hit show Hannibal.

"Players will be immersed in a living, breathing and fully connected recreation of Chicago," reads the game's description. "Players will assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante who, with the help of his smartphone, will use his ability to hack into Chicago’s central operating system (ctOS) and control almost every element of the city. Aiden will be able to tap into the city’s omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control systems such as traffic lights or public transportation to stop a chase and more. The city of Chicago is now the ultimate weapon."

Earlier this month, senior producer Dominic Guay said that the team chose Chicago as the game's setting because of its distinct vibe and intriguing sense of mystery, not because it's one of the most surveilled cities in the nation. Chicago has a unique urban feeling, he said, which fit well within the themes being explored in the game.

"It’s a beautiful city," he said. "There’s a river flowing through downtown. It’s also a city that’s been involved in a lot of crises. There’s a history of crime and corruption. There was the Great Fire and the city was basically rebuilt on top of itself."

Lead story designer Kevin Shortt added that Chicago’s ability to survive and thrive in the face of adversity was key. "We love Chicago because it’s got such great history," he said. "They had the Great Fire. They had the ganglands crimes and troubles of prohibition. It always undergoes these issues and conflicts and it always steps up."

For more information about Watch Dogs, head here.

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    egmccann , July 20, 2013 6:27 PM
    I want it? No... not really. It's rare these days I'll go for "collectors edition" anything, and this... really doesn't draw me. Especially for $130. No freaking way.
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    egmccann , July 20, 2013 6:27 PM
    I want it? No... not really. It's rare these days I'll go for "collectors edition" anything, and this... really doesn't draw me. Especially for $130. No freaking way.
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    jurassic1024 , July 20, 2013 7:45 PM
    I'll pass too. It might be a better idea to offer the extra stuff after you purchase the game in case you don't like it.
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    anathema_forever , July 20, 2013 7:56 PM
    i would go for the opposite kind of version, the stripped down edition for only 39.99.
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    mvalles19 , July 20, 2013 8:43 PM
    Might pick up the collectors edition just to sell it on ebay down the road. Just like I did with Skyrim, Darksiders 2, Mass Effect 3 and Batman: Arkham City. Its an easy turnaround for profit. What ever regular version ends up on Steam is the version I will likely play...
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    therabiddeer , July 20, 2013 9:41 PM
    I want? Or you want?
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    makaveli316 , July 20, 2013 10:22 PM
    No.
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    slomo4sho , July 21, 2013 12:26 AM
    I wouldn't pay for the collectors edition, never again after D3! I'll wait for the game to be given out on PlayStation Plus.
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    tadej petric , July 21, 2013 3:17 AM
    I would never spend that amount of money for watch dogs.
    GTA V seems better, but we should get PC version sooner.
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    spat55 , July 21, 2013 5:39 AM
    Don't want all that tat taking up precious space thanks! And the extra monies can go on a HD 9970 or GTX 870/880.
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    AsTheDeath , July 21, 2013 6:39 AM
    Nice ad. And no thanks.
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    g-unit1111 , July 21, 2013 3:31 PM
    Hopefully these $130 uber-collectors editions will be a thing of the past soon. In this economy who has that kind of money to spend on a $*#!ing video game? I would spend that money on a mechanical keyboard but I would not spend it on a game.
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    mman74 , July 21, 2013 8:04 PM
    Limited edition sets, the biggets waste of money ever. Injection mould plastic figurine - left China factory at $5. Artwork - left printers at $0.50. Official sountrack - left mastering studio - $0.50. Steebook case - ex factory $1.00. Vigilante mask - $1.00. Add it all up and $8 of value becomes a hundred at retail.
    And the worst part is this is new IP, so the game might actually suck. But I'm hoping it won't.
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    kinggraves , July 21, 2013 11:15 PM
    I'll be purchasing the "Gamefly Edition", where I rent it for my monthly fee and see if it's any good before buying. Preorders are traps used to encourage people to overpay for a game before the reviews come out for it. Oh for the days when art galleries and soundtracks were just bonuses in the in-game menu and not used to bamboozle me into buying before trying.
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    casemods , July 22, 2013 12:16 AM
    I wouldn't even take it for free. Make something good
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    cypeq , July 29, 2013 2:55 AM
    Watch out he has a smartphone and gun he can make selfies while shooting bad guys and updating tweeter status.
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    ubercake , August 27, 2013 9:19 AM
    Looks like a cool game, but I never felt like I missed out not buying the 'Collectors' edition of anything.