Bloodborne special editions are nightmarishly cool

3 min read
62

I love a good collector’s edition – for me, it needs to include some sort of novelty item that I’ll struggle to find after the game is released. Whether it’s a limited edition figurine, or some sort of cool usable item like a wax seal or killing implement, it’s fun stuff for me. Bloodborne is getting two fancy editions, and they’re ticking all my boxes.

First up is the Collector’s Edition, which we’ve sort of known about for a while now. It’s not that impressive, but does include:

  • Bloodborne PS4 game
  • SteelBook case
  • Premium art book with exclusive concept art
  • Digital soundtrack of the game

CE Bloodborne

Much more appealing to me is the Nightmare Edition. Not only does it have a whole bunch of awesome stuff, it’s all contained in a cool “unique book tin” – that’s right, it will look like a bunch of old books on your shelf, but actually act as a secret hiding place for all your fun things.

  • Bloodborne PS4 game
  • SteelBook case
  • Premium art book with exclusive concept art
  • Digital soundtrack of the game
  • Bloodborne gothic notebook
  • Quill & red ink set
  • “Top Hat” Messenger skin
  • Bell trinket

Bloodborne NE

Now that’s more like it! a notebook that I can write in with a quill and red ink set? Sign me up. Of course, the prices might be the slight problem. The Collector’s Edition is coming to Europe with a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of €79.99 while the Nightmare Edition will sit pretty at an RRP of €119.99. While the PlayStation blog says that it will be available locally, after import, customs and profit margins, I’m not sure how much it will cost us.

Additionally, there are some cool pre-order bonuses. They might be restricted to selected retailers, though, so we’ll need to find out more when it comes to us locally. However, these look mighty awesome.

  • ‘Fedora’ Messenger Skin: Messengers deliver unique messages left by fellow journeymen to aid you on your quest, or fool you into making a fatal mistake. This Messenger is wearing a Fedora Hat and appears to you and other users when you leave a message in-game.
  • ‘Bandages’ Messenger Skin: Messengers deliver unique messages left by fellow journeymen to aid you on your quest, or fool you into making a fatal mistake. This Messenger is wearing Bandages over their heads and appears to you and other users when you leave a message in-game.
  • Bloodborne ‘Saw Cleaver’ SteelBook: The Bloodborne SteelBook features unique artwork by From Software on the inside and out, and is exclusively available as a pre-order incentive.

The game is looking ridiculously cool – I am rather excited for it. Dark/Demon’s Souls in a Steam Punk world with even more out of this world character design? What could be better? Will you be picking up the Nightmare Edition, or are you happy with just a plain old copy?

Last Updated: December 12, 2014

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. You can read more of my words over at www.borngeek.co.za, or just follow me on all the social networks to get the true range of my sarcasm and wit.

Check Also

How From Software’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice ended up with Activision

At E3 this year, Bloodborne and Dark souls developer From Software announced that its next…