We're only a few weeks away from the launch of Grand Theft Auto V, and the hype has reached astronomical levels. Gamers everywhere are no doubt putting down pre-orders on both the special and collector's edition of the game. Both of these editions come with a bevy of exclusive digital content, but are they worth it?
In a post on the Rockstar Games blog, the developer has finally detailed the extent of the digital content that comes with the special and collector's editions of Grand Theft Auto V. Players who purchase these versions will get exclusive access additional guns, missions, clothing and accessories.
Starting with weapons, Rockstar says that players will have access to two free guns at weapon shops right from the start - the .50 caliber pistol and the Bullpup Shotgun. As for melee weapons, players will be given access to the Hammer.
For clothing, all three of the playable characters will receive a 20 percent discount at clothing shops alongside an exclusive outfit, one additional article of clothing and a tattoo. Here's what they look like in game (image courtesy of Rockstar Games):
All three playable characters will also receive a special ability boost that allows players to fill up the special ability bar at a faster rate to activate said ability. Here's what they are:
Michael is an expert marksman - his Special Ability slows down time in a gunfight allowing him to pick off his targets with greater ease. Franklin is a skilled driver with sharp reflexes - his Special Ability lets him slow down time while driving any road-based vehicle, allowing him to quickly navigate through traffic with ease and take corners at high speeds. Trevor is a drug-addled sociopath with a short fuse - his Special Ability sends him into a rage, causing double damage to enemies while only taking half as much damage himself when hit.
For those looking for something a little more exotic, both editions of the game will include stunt plane trials that will challenge players' skill in flight. There are five challenges in all, and a leaderboard that will allow players to compete with their friends.
Now, Rockstar has included two more digital extras for those who fork over $150 for the collector's edition of Grand Theft Auto V. The first is an expanded character creator for Grand Theft Auto Online that allows players to create a character based upon Niko Bellic from Grand Theft Auto IV or Claude and Misty from Grand Theft Auto III. The second gives players a number of exclusive vehicles and a garage in Grand Theft Auto Online.
On top of all the physical goodies that come with the special and collector's edition of the game, the digital items add a lot more value to those who want to spend either $80 or $150 on the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto franchise.[Image: Rockstar Games]