HOT TOPIC: COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS
Capcom ups the collectibles ante in style with Dante’s six-grand coat
Love games? Got plenty of money? Perhaps slightly more than you’ve got sense? ’Tis the season to get silly, then, as ahead of some key Xbox titles being released, game companies have gone crazy for high-value collectibles. Capcom has set a real benchmark with the announcement of a six-grand-plus Devil May Cry 5 collector’s edition featuring hero Dante’s big old red leather coat. It’s actually one of three fashion-themed Ultra Limited Editions, with the Japanese game giant including three iconic coats as worn by Dante, Nero and V, in their different editions.
The edition containing Dante’s coat costs 900,000 yen (around £6,200), Nero’s edition will set you back 750,000 yen (around £5,000), while V’s edition costs a mere 600,000 yen (£4,200). At present these Devil May Cry 5 Ultra Limited Editions are only available imported from Japan, so if you really want to look like the stylish Capcom hero in time for the game’s release in early 2019, there’ll be a pretty hefty shipping fee. Still, what price fashion, eh?
Also Japan-exclusive from Capcom is an official Resident Evil
2 typewriter-style keyboard that’s retailing for 75,000 yen (£530 or so) – styled after the game’s typewriterribbon based save system, which was used in the early Resident Evil games to save your progress on typewriters found in safe rooms in the Mansion and Police Station. The retro ‘Lexington’ typewriter keyboard can be used with tablets, PCs and smartphones, and will also be available with some special [Japanese] editions of Resident Evil 2 via Capcom Japan’s website.
Meanwhile in Europe it looks like we’ll have to settle for a collector’s edition featuring a 12” Leon figurine, RCP poster, box of police station keys (we don’t think they’ll work in real police stations), art book, soundtrack CD and a pin badge based on the design on Chris Redfield’s jacket. This little lot, with Deluxe DLC pack card, will set you back £230 – which seems like a steal to us. Boy oh boy Elsewhere, Fallout fans keen for Vault-themed collectibles will be thrilled with Fallout 76’ s UK-retail exclusive Tricentennial Edition that includes a build-your-own Pip-Boy kit – allowing you to make a highlydetailed and fully accurate replica of the game’s Pip-Boy 2000 Mk VI with over 100 components. All of which will set you back £230. The US and Europe Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition meanwhile includes a full- scale wearable T-51 Power Armor Helmet, with voice modulator, LED head lamp and more, collectible figurines and a glow-in-the-dark map – all for £175/$200.
Slightly more wallet-friendly collectibles can be found in the world of Ubisoft’s Ancient Greek RPG. The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Medusa pack contains a ‘Fallen Gorgon’ statue, art book, soundtrack CD and digi content for a more reasonable £90, Meanwhile Ubi Collectibles has released other cool Odyssey stuff such as figurines and a replica of the Spear of Leonidas (check out our Christmas Gift Guide from page 56 to see this and other cool gaming related must-haves).
Sigh. If only we got paid actual money for working on OXM, we’d buy the lot. Particularly that sexy six-grand coat.
“The edition containing Dante’s coat costs 900,000 yen (£ 6,200)”