Since being announced at E3 in 2013 by Ubisoft, The Division has been a standout and continues to be one of the most anticipated games wherever it’s being shown. 2015 has been an equally busy year for Massive, as the developer of this ambitious RPG shooter announced that the game had been delayed into Q1 2016 and that Ubisoft Annecy had been added to the growing list of studios helping on the game.
Coming into E3 this year, Ubisoft not only showed off new gameplay from the mysterious PvP area called the Dark Zone, but The Division was finally playable on the show floor, giving fans and critics alike their first taste at what the game is bringing to the table. Not content to stop the announcements there, Ubisoft also announced a couple of special editions coming to the game.
With a successful E3 reveal behind them, Ubisoft revealed new information about a couple of special editions coming for The Division. The first is known as the Gold Edition and it ships with a copy of the game, the National Guard gear set, and the season pass. Players who grab this version should plan on spending $100.
For those who want more from the game, the Sleeper Agent Edition comes jam packed with digital and some physical content. In addition to the core game and season pass, fans who grab this collector’s edition will also find the following inside the box:
- Collector’s Box
- High Quality Art Book including renders which inspired the game
- An Agent Armband replica from the game
- “Save What Remains” poster
- A fully functional Agent Watch Replica which glows like the ingame watches used by the SHD agents
- In-game Hazmat Gear set
It should be noted that as of right now, The Sleeper Agent Edition is only available on Ubisoft’s online Uplay store and carries a price tag of $160.
Unsurprisingly, The Division has also received a season pass, which comes with both special editions of the game. At this time, not much is known about what’s included in the season pass outside of post-launch expansions and something known as “exclusive member benefits.”
Even though The Division is slated to release next March, gamers won’t have to wait quite that long to go hands on with the title as a beta has been confirmed for this December on the Xbox One. While additional beta details have not been revealed, there’s no denying that holding a beta for a title like this will only help the final product especially when factoring the online issues a few of Ubisoft’s games experienced last year.
What did you guys think of the E3 gameplay footage this year? Excited to finally play this ambitious title?
Tom Clancy’s The Division is scheduled for release on March 8, 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.