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Bloodborne special editions are nightmarishly cool

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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

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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

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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

62 Comments

  1. CAE9872

    December 12, 2014 at 08:34

    Great now what do I do. I swore I will not pre-order games but I so want that Nightmare Edition. Come on guys, tell me to be strong πŸ™

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    • Mandom (Umar)

      December 12, 2014 at 08:37

      Get it

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      • CAE9872

        December 12, 2014 at 08:38

        Gee thanks πŸ™‚

        Reply

        • Mandom (Umar)

          December 12, 2014 at 08:39

          I’m always looking out for you guys πŸ˜‰

          Reply

    • ToshZA

      December 12, 2014 at 08:37

      Buy, buy, buy, buy, buy *chants*

      Reply

      • CAE9872

        December 12, 2014 at 08:38

        See? That’s why we gamers get screwed – damn community eggs us on and our willpower is so awesome…NOT!

        Reply

        • ToshZA

          December 12, 2014 at 08:39

          If Steam sales are anything to go by – we gamers have exactly 0 willpower.

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 12, 2014 at 09:29

            Starts next week…

          • ToshZA

            December 12, 2014 at 09:33

            I know – Thursday the 18th through to 2nd of Jan.

          • Admiral Chief BellatorMachina

            December 12, 2014 at 09:34

            GAAAAAAH

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 12, 2014 at 09:36

            Who knows, I might just buy a game released in 2014 in 2014. πŸ˜€

          • ToshZA

            December 12, 2014 at 09:38

            LOL!!!!

          • Admiral Chief BellatorMachina

            December 12, 2014 at 09:39

            MADNESS!!!!!

          • Admiral Chief BellatorMachina

            December 12, 2014 at 09:40

            Oh and by the way, you utter bastard!

            (doing 4man squad xcom achievement now, grrrr)

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 12, 2014 at 09:44

            Haha. I did it in Enemy Within with all the extra options you get after completing the game first time around enabled. Like a BOSS!

          • Admiral Chief BellatorMachina

            December 12, 2014 at 09:45

            Yeah, love those extra options!

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      December 12, 2014 at 08:53

      be strong… and buy it!

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    • Raptor Rants A Lot

      December 12, 2014 at 09:14

      Be strong! Bend that Credit Card! Come on! BEND IT MORE!!!!

      Reply

    • Sean

      December 12, 2014 at 12:23

      Order it, you can do it πŸ˜‰

      Reply

  2. Captain JJ glitterati fantasti

    December 12, 2014 at 08:34

    I want it!
    Wait, it’s PS exclusive, isn’t it?

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    • CAE9872

      December 12, 2014 at 08:39

      Time for a PS4 methinks!!! PC is so last gen πŸ˜‰

      Reply

      • Captain JJ glitterati fantasti

        December 12, 2014 at 08:40

        Haha. No.

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  3. Hammersteyn

    December 12, 2014 at 08:45

    Trading FC4 for this and some clamps O_o

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  4. Ozzh3D

    December 12, 2014 at 09:02

    This might be the reason for me straying from the PC master race. Anyone wanna give me a PS4?

    Reply

  5. Pieter Kruger

    December 12, 2014 at 09:10

    I don’t do Special Editions anymore, still paying off medical bills for a screwed up neck after wearing the Gears Of Warm COG tag for 2 years…..

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      December 12, 2014 at 09:18

      Did it give you hot flushes?

      Reply

    • RinceThis

      December 12, 2014 at 09:18

      Not from carrying the Xbox One banner?

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief BellatorMachina

      December 12, 2014 at 09:24

      Gears of Warm? Friction!

      Reply

      • Pieter Kruger

        December 12, 2014 at 09:35

        It’s the Worms edition……

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  6. HairyEwok

    December 12, 2014 at 09:11

    I don’t even want to know what this will cost when it’s released.

    Reply

  7. Admiral Chief BellatorMachina

    December 12, 2014 at 09:12

    Speaking of collectors editions and such, my Alien Isolation hamper I won from Tuks arrived today, tshirt, keyring, game, and they slapped in Evil Within “collectors” as well (steelcase, music, lanyard etc) HOWEVER, the steelcase is blerrie empty, someone scaled the game! LOL

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      December 12, 2014 at 09:12

      LOL! so, so lame!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief BellatorMachina

        December 12, 2014 at 09:14

        Phoned them up and the lady was really nice saying they will DEF look into this. Just so funny and weird

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    • Captain JJ glitterati fantasti

      December 12, 2014 at 09:14

      Pah. Tuks. πŸ˜‰

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    • Quo Vadis?

      December 12, 2014 at 09:24

      Prolly the best radio station in the country. Pity they in Pta :/

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief BellatorMachina

        December 12, 2014 at 09:25

        Man, I dig the music!

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        • Quo Vadis?

          December 12, 2014 at 09:26

          THE BEST!

          Reply

  8. Alien Emperor Trevor

    December 12, 2014 at 09:20

    That looks really cool.

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    • RinceThis

      December 12, 2014 at 09:23

      yeah, because you know what cool is. Hipster!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief BellatorMachina

        December 12, 2014 at 09:24

        Shots fired

        Reply

      • Captain JJ glitterati fantasti

        December 12, 2014 at 09:26

        Beard deflects comment. Comment bounces off wall, strikes innocent bystander cabbage.
        Sies Rince.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          December 12, 2014 at 09:28

          NOOOOOOOOOOO! CABBAGE! He was so young, so innocent!

          Oh wait, he plays DOTA. Never mind.

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          • Captain JJ glitterati fantasti

            December 12, 2014 at 09:28

            Oh yea. Forgot about that. No big loss then. πŸ˜‰

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 12, 2014 at 09:29

            Let’s find another vegetable to mock. Hey Rince…

          • Captain JJ glitterati fantasti

            December 12, 2014 at 09:30

            πŸ˜€

          • Admiral Chief BellatorMachina

            December 12, 2014 at 09:32

            XD

          • RinceThis

            December 12, 2014 at 09:33

            Carrot!

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        December 12, 2014 at 09:27

        Given where I work, that is literally true.

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        • Captain JJ glitterati fantasti

          December 12, 2014 at 09:27

          You work in a fridge?

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 12, 2014 at 09:28

            Close enough πŸ˜€

        • RinceThis

          December 12, 2014 at 09:34

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 12, 2014 at 09:37

            BWAHAHAHA

          • RinceThis

            December 12, 2014 at 09:40

            Face plant win!

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 12, 2014 at 09:41

            Fuck, how do you give him 3 Xs after that performance.

          • Captain JJ glitterati fantasti

            December 12, 2014 at 09:42

            The first X I would think is appropriate is an x-ray to check for fractures.

          • RinceThis

            December 12, 2014 at 09:50

            Easily, he won’t remember a fucking thing?

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 12, 2014 at 09:52

            His first reaction was to stick his Jewish hat back on lol

          • Captain JJ glitterati fantasti

            December 12, 2014 at 10:02

            it’s a kippah

          • Captain JJ glitterati fantasti

            December 12, 2014 at 09:37

            That is why I stay away from a dance floor when I’m drunk.

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 12, 2014 at 09:44

            Im OK OK OK In OK OK OK Goes for a pint lol

  9. Ryanza

    December 12, 2014 at 09:20

    I don’t understand why new IP games need collectors editions. What connection do I have to the Bell trinket, nothing. What connection do I have to the quill and red ink set, nothing. The steelbook has Bloodborne and PS4 written on it, would have looked much better with nothing written on it. And is there downloadable shit in the collectors edition, oh fuck no.

    Witcher 3 show them how to do it.
    http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/03/games/aplus/Bandai_Namco4/B00KNZO54O-bild5.jpg

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  10. ...

    December 16, 2014 at 04:42

    The only Collector’s Edition I’m buying is the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Collectors Edition for $59.99. Videogames are overpriced as it is – I certainly am not going to pay twice as much for some little trinkets and a tiny art book.

    It takes several full days of hardwork for me to earn enough money to buy some of these ‘Editions’ for games these days – and some of them are just ridiculously pricey (looking at you Arkham Knight: Batmobil Edition). It’s one thing to waste a day or twos pay on a videogame to play, but usually Collectors Editions add nothing more to the actual game (minus a DLC skin every so often – ESO Imperial Edition, being the recent exception).

    I know I’m not the person these things are targeted to, but it still surprises me that people waste money they could be spending on food, gas, utilities, charity – or even ANOTHER game just to glance at a 25 page book full of art you can find online, or listen to a CD than some jerk will slap online several days before the thing officially releases. And if you’re blowing hundreds of dollars on toys to litter your shelf, then you might need to consider donating some of that to worthy causes.

    But all that said, I hope this doesn’t offend anyone who collects these thing – I get it’s a hobby and all. Just me typing what I think when I see these cheap sets, that they sell for a ridiculous uptick in pricing under that name “Collector/Special/Limited/[Insert stupid pun-name] Edition”.

    It would seem to me that If I really wanted a toy (or extras) so bad, it would just seem like buying the game for $50-$60, and then later picking the toy (or extras) off ebay for cheap would be the logical solution (it potentially would save a good deal of money).

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