hot topic: col­lec­tor’s edi­tions

Cap­com ups the col­lectibles ante in style with Dante’s six-grand coat

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“The edi­tion con­tain­ing Dante’s coat costs 900,000 yen (£ 6,200)”

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’sCreedOdyssey 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. n

Above right You can’t put a price on walk­ing down the street look­ing as cool as the DMC crew. Or can you?

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