Dark Souls 3 and leaks seem to go together like tears on my face and Ornstein & Smough. Not only did FromSoftware have the rug pulled out from under them with the announcement of Dark Souls 3, they've now had the special editions of the game leaked.
Leaks! Leaks for Everyone!
A game having a Collector's Edition is something that we've all come to expect at this point. We assume that they'll be a little bit more expensive than the standard edition, but not drastically so. Well, if this leak holds out, FromSoftware doesn't seem to have gotten the memo on that front.
This here is the Collector's Edition, which comes with the game itself, a 25-cm (about 10-inch) red knight figurine, hardcover art book, cloth map, soundtrack, iron-on patches, metal case, and collector's box.
The image also revealed the release date and with it, the price of this collection. In United Arab Dirham, the Collector's Edition costs 499AED, approximately $136 US. BUT, then we have this.
Collections! Collections for...the Wealthy?
Say hello to the Prestige Edition for Dark Souls 3. This bad boy comes with the game, art book, cloth map, soundtrack, patches, and metal case. But in place of the red knight figurine, you instead get a 40-cm (about 16-inch) Lord of Cinder figurine and what looks like a different collector's box. Oh, and there's a different price tag on her. You ready for this?
The Prestige Collection will cost 1,799 AED, approximately $490 US! FOR A GAME! Yes, you also get a pretty slick box and Dark Souls 3 figure, but there's no way we should be expected to pay that much for a Collector's Edition. Unless you're this guy...
It Could Be Worse
Okay, Dark Souls 3 has a pretty crazy Collector's Edition, but have you heard of the game Krater?
The Swedish dev Fatshark wanted to celebrate the launch of its game with an option available for the crazy and/or rich. Anyone willing to shell out $10,000 for a copy would have it hand delivered, anywhere in the world, by game designer Victor Magnuson. As if that weren’t enough, Victor would also cook you a meal and play the game with you afterwards.
Though to be honest, if there was a price plan that involved director Hidetaka Miyazaki coming to my house, inexplicably making me food, and then playing Dark Souls 3 with me, I'd definitely consider it!