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Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Collectors Edition Includes Goodies for Other Blizzard Games

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There are plenty of goodies inside the Collector's Edition.

Just months before its retail release, Blizzard has revealed the Collector’s Edition for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. Blizzard is already warning fans now that this particular edition will be available in limited quantities, and will be offered at select retail locations.

This limited edition set will include an art book that actually links to an augmented reality app for Android and iOS for viewing select images, a physical copy of the soundtrack, a Behind The Scenes DVD and Blu-ray 2-disc set, the Reaper of Souls game, and a Malthael mouse pad.

The limited edition set also provides exclusive in-game content including the Spectral Hound minion and aesthetic artifacts. “Charge through Sanctuary with your Spectral Hound minion at your side, and transmogrify your gear with a trio of ageless helms and a full complement of Malthael-inspired weapons,” reads the description.

But that’s not all. By purchasing this limited edition set, players also receive a Treasure Goblin pet for World of Warcraft, and Crusader portraits and Malthael decals for StarCraft II.

“The Prime Evil rages within the Black Soulstone, its essence screaming for vengeance and release. Before the artifact can be sealed away forever, Malthael -- the Angel of Death -- manifests in the mortal realms with a deadly new purpose: to steal the Black Soulstone and bend its infernal power to his will. So begins the end of all things,” reads the product description.

The expansion pack will add a fifth Act to the Diablo III story. Also included will be a new Crusader character, a raised level cap of 70, a new Adventure Mode, a new artisan called the Mystic, a new fourth slot for passive skills and more. Naturally customers will need the original Diablo III game to play Reaper of Souls.

Reaper of Souls is expected to launch on March 25, 2014. This Collector’s Edition will cost $79.99 USD whereas the Standard version will retail for $39.99. Customers can pre-purchase the game now at Amazon, Gamestop, Best Buy and Walmart.

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    Cons29 , January 29, 2014 10:46 PM
    limited quantities huh? want to hype it blizzard? Well, it's a collectors edition, of course it will be less than the standard one.
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    jimmysmitty , January 29, 2014 11:02 PM
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    limited quantities huh? want to hype it blizzard? Well, it's a collectors edition, of course it will be less than the standard one.
    They already tried hyping RoS a lot. In the F&F beta, the drop rates looked great. People were able to get decent items and find new build but now it looks like drop rates will be horrible and there is some gambling thing you use to try to get a better legendary.I honestly don't care much for RoS.
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    sharpies , January 29, 2014 11:40 PM
    Okay so the RoS trailer was epic and I did rack up something like 800 hours play time on the original BUT $40 for an expansion with one extra act? Get real Blizz, that's what I paid for the full game. Maybe I am missing something here but I can't see myself buying this.
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    brucek2 , January 29, 2014 11:54 PM
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    Okay so the RoS trailer was epic and I did rack up something like 800 hours play time on the original BUT $40 for an expansion with one extra act? Get real Blizz, that's what I paid for the full game. Maybe I am missing something here but I can't see myself buying this.
    800 hours on the original game which has 4 acts comes out to 200 hours per act. So let's say despite the other goodies you will get "only" 200 more hours out of your $40. This is still not sounding like a very bad deal for you....The players who I can see really not spending the money or even having any interest are the vast numbers who bought and tried D3 when it launched, played for a few weeks or maybe months, and realized the game had a bunch of problems and nowhere near the replayability of the D2, and haven't logged back in since. I don't feel like Blizz has done very much to reach out to them and explain why its worth giving it another shot.
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    cats_Paw , January 30, 2014 12:58 AM
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    Okay so the RoS trailer was epic and I did rack up something like 800 hours play time on the original BUT $40 for an expansion with one extra act? Get real Blizz, that's what I paid for the full game. Maybe I am missing something here but I can't see myself buying this.
    800 hours on the original game which has 4 acts comes out to 200 hours per act. So let's say despite the other goodies you will get "only" 200 more hours out of your $40. This is still not sounding like a very bad deal for you....The players who I can see really not spending the money or even having any interest are the vast numbers who bought and tried D3 when it launched, played for a few weeks or maybe months, and realized the game had a bunch of problems and nowhere near the replayability of the D2, and haven't logged back in since. I don't feel like Blizz has done very much to reach out to them and explain why its worth giving it another shot.
    Im not sure why people would play diablo 3 for extended periods of time.One of the main interests in D2 was that the replayability was born from the fact that each build required different gear. This, couped with the fact that the high end gear was almost impossible to find, has made the game almost eternal (I actually still play it haha).In total, in D2, there might be about 6-7 builds per character... sometimes even more.Unfortunatelly with the auction house that part died in diablo 3 quite fast.I actually tried other games like path of exile (free btw) and if enjoyed it tons more than D3, and about the same as diablo 2.Blizzard better step up their game or will soon see itself out of bussiness (Its not like they have as many francises to milk as EA for example).
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    rantoc , January 30, 2014 1:49 AM
    So pay a full games worth for something that should have been included in the blotched orginal game... no thx!How about "As a compensation for the disapointment with Diablo 3 we descided to fix the issues and then add a 25% increased gamespace for the lack of map randomization that was pressent in the earlier games".But noo - Not greedy Blizzard, they try to robb their once fans whenever they can in whatever way they can Its a reason i will NEVER prepurchase anything they produce anymore. If you think about it, it has to be a record for a well liked company to fall from grace so quickly!
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    aule10 , January 30, 2014 3:22 AM
    If you don't like the price don't buy, but Blizzard expansions have always been full priced. So it can't be any surprise.
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    rantoc , January 30, 2014 5:49 AM
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    If you don't like the price don't buy, but Blizzard expansions have always been full priced. So it can't be any surprise.
    Yeah they have but thoose other expansions most importantly expanded on aready good games with countless hrs of entertainment so even if some though the price were steep they though Blizzard did a great jobb and wanted to reward them for the effort. Doubt many think that is the case here...

    It would not be surpricing if this expansion will have the lowest percentage of bought expansions from the owners of the game of any prev Blizzard game.

    Its an old saying - You Reap what you $ow!
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    aule10 , January 30, 2014 5:59 AM
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    Yeah they have but those other expansions most importantly expanded on already good games with countless hours of entertainment so even if some though the price were steep they though Blizzard did a great job and wanted to reward them for the effort. Doubt many think that is the case here...
    That is a lame excuse, so because you dont find the game good, you dont think that they can take full price for the product they sell? Now wake up to reality, that is not how the world works. they sell it a full price because they can get it sold to that price, so why lover the prices? Diablo 3 is a good game in it self, but there have been to high expatations about the game, because diablo 2 was so good as it was, and what people wanted was a new diablo 2, they did not get that, and a lot got angry and disappointed, but the game in itself is a good game, and lives up to the expectations you should have from a blizzard game, but it is not a diablo 2.Play the game as it is, not a game you thought it would have been.
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    bloodroses75 , January 30, 2014 6:23 AM
    "But that’s not all. By purchasing this limited edition set, players also receive a Treasure Goblin pet for World of Warcraft, and Crusader portraits and Malthael decals for StarCraft II."That's sad... using their other franchises to help sell the collectors edition add-on for their overly disappointing game. At least they finally offered a free trial on Diablo 3 so that consumers can realize how boring the game is.
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    cknobman , January 30, 2014 6:38 AM
    Not going to lie I will be getting the expansion packwhen it goes on sale for <=$20!!!!!!!
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    aule10 , January 30, 2014 6:40 AM
    Bloodroses just as they have done in the past with starcraft and warcraft. and that is also a part of the digital deluxe edition.
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    bloodroses75 , January 30, 2014 6:53 AM
    Actually, I have the collector's editions for Warcraft 3 and World of Warcraft. The goodies in those pertained to that game and no other.
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    dextermat , January 30, 2014 8:01 AM
    too little too late
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    iatemyelf , January 30, 2014 8:02 AM
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    Diablo 3 is a good game in it self, but there have been to high expatations about the game, because diablo 2 was so good as it was, and what people wanted was a new diablo 2, they did not get that, and a lot got angry and disappointed, but the game in itself is a good game, and lives up to the expectations you should have from a blizzard game, but it is not a diablo 2.Play the game as it is, not a game you thought it would have been.


    people wanted a diablo 3 that would continue the story of diablo 2 and fit in as a worthy installment of the series. blizzard burned those fans long ago when the diablo 3 that was nearly completed 10 years ago was canned. it's impossible to look at this game as a stand alone, considering it's name is "diablo 3". had it been called something else, there would be PLENTY of people that would be able to see past it's flaws. but the way they ret-conned story elements from the past games? that's purely a sign of bad writers. most of those who decry the game agree the writing/story in general is laughably bad if not eye roll inducing or cringeworthy, which is certainly not what i'd expect from a blizzard game.
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    spartanmk2 , January 30, 2014 8:25 AM
    Meh, this type of game is not for me.
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    jimmysmitty , January 30, 2014 10:04 AM
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    If you don't like the price don't buy, but Blizzard expansions have always been full priced. So it can't be any surprise.


    Companies need to adapt to changing markets. VALVe made TF2 F2P with a item market that is controlled by players. They also released tons of new free content to it and that game came out in 2007.

    Blizzard is just holding onto the past. They want more money.
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    robochump , January 30, 2014 11:48 AM
    At least Jay Wilson had next to no input on the expansion. There's hope!
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    aule10 , January 30, 2014 12:08 PM
    Bloodrose, you had the collectors to games there is over 10 years old, and another to a game there is 9 years old. When WOL came out they gave a pet to wow, when cata came out they gave portraits to WOL, i am sorry you use your knowledge from an old business model.

    Iatemyelf, And they tried that, but they had to remake the whole game because they could not make a game living up to diablo 2, that is why they went back to the drawing board and made a new game and not an expansion witch was what the fans was asking for.

    Jimmy, are they stuck in an old model? hmm you would rather have 20 DLC to the price of 5-10$ each? That is the new model, and i don't like that one, because that is taking money with out any real content. an expansion is a much bigger peace of work and ads a lot to the game. You dont like it? or you think it should be free, don't buy it, but don't bash the model, because like all others they need to be payed for their work, and spoiled kids like you should just stay away from the PC market, because it is how it works all places.
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    aule10 , January 30, 2014 12:09 PM
    By the way WOL is Wings of Liberty
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