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Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition Has NVGs

Modern Warfare 2 (no, it's not called Call of Duty anymore) will undoubtedly be one of the biggest releases of this year.  You can bet fans of COD4 are already saving up for their copy, but given the news of the special editions for Modern Warfare 2, they may have to save even more.

Developer Infinity Ward today revealed that there will be three different edition of Modern Warfare 2. The different SKUs are much like what came out for Halo 3, with a regular one, a steelbook, and a mega cat helmet edition.

The step up from the regular version is a steelbook, metal-cased edition (which is officially called the Hardened Edition) and will come with an artbook as well as a download code for the original Call of Duty on Xbox Live Arcade or PlayStation Network.

The really impressive stuff comes from the Prestige Edition, which unbelievably enough, comes with fully functional night vision goggles and a model head to display them on when you're not wearing them. Aside from that, the Hardened Edition is also part of the bundle.

The regular game will retail for $59.99, the Hardened Edition for $79.99, and the Prestige Edition with the NVG for $149.99.

Only artwork for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions were shown, but if there were any reason for the PC gamer to plunk down the cash for this one, it'd have to be for the night visions goggles. After all, you can't find that sort of hardware floating around on torrents.

Check out the official unboxing below and look out for it on shelves this November 10.

Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.