After announcing both the Special Edition and Collector's Edition of Grand Theft Auto V back in May, Rockstar has provided additional details today on the variety of digital content included with the game's two premium versions.
Along with the free Hammer weapon, players can access their free firearms -- the .50 Caliber Pistol and Bullpup Shotgun -- at any Ammu-Nation store in-game. These weapons can be customized with different skins and attachments.
Buyers of either premium edition also get additional customization options for their characters, as pictured below. Michael, Trevor, and Franklin each get a special outfit, a special piece of clothing (either a shirt, hoodie, or a jacket), and a tattoo, as well as a 20% discount at in-game stores.
Each of the three characters also receives a 25% regeneration boost to their special ability bar that allows them to make use of their unique skills -- Michael's ability to slow time in a gunfight, Franklin's ability to slow time when driving a road-based vehicle, and Trevor's ability to deal more damage while taking less -- more frequently.
A series of five stunt plane trials will also be available only to owners of the Special and Collector's Editions. These races against the clock take players throughout the various environments in Los Santos and Blaine County, provide a piloting skill boost upon completion, and include leaderboard support.
Those who opt for the Collector's Edition of GTA V will find themselves with some other exclusive goodies. In Grand Theft Auto Online, the game's recently revealed multiplayer component, three characters from previous Grand Theft Auto games will be usable as parents in the hereditary creation system (which determines what playable characters look like): GTA IV protagonist Niko Bellic, GTA III protagonist Claude, and Misty, a prostitute encountered in GTA III. The CE also includes an exclusive garage for storing vehicles, as well as the CarbonRS bike and Hotknife hotrod for use in single-player, and the Khamelion electric car in GTA Online.
All of this content is in addition to the physical components previously announced for the premium editions, such as a blueprint map of Los Santos and steelbook with artwork in the Special Edition, and a security deposit bag and hat in the Collector's Edition.
The Special Edition costs $79.99 in the United States, and the GameStop-exclusive Collector's Edition costs $149.99. With the game having just gone gold, both versions will be released alongside the regular version of the game on September 17.
Does any of this digital content entice you to spend the extra money for the Special or Collector's Edition? Let us know in the comments below, and check out IGN's comprehensive list of GTA V coverage for more information ahead of the game's launch.
Source : ign[dot]com