The release of limited edition collectible models alongside new video game releases has become a standard practice in the industry. This is often tied to pre-order editions of games, such as the Skyrim Collector's Edition's dragon statue. Most recently, details were released about the Collector's Editions for Batman: Arkham Knight, one featuring a model of the Dark Knight himself, and the other of the Batmobile.
It's hardly surprising then, that 2K Games has revealed that Evolve will be subject to collectible statues. The game's featured beastie, the Goliath, seems perfect as a fearsome mantelpiece talking point for a gaming den. But the co-operative/competitive shooter from Turtle Rock Studios has never done anything by halves. Evolve features deadly environments and wildlife, delivers frantic multiplayer gameplay based around teamwork, and was awarded Best of Show at E3 2014. Even delays for the title have been fairly monstrous - why would a collectible statue be any different?
Over on the Evolve website, 2K Games has now unveiled details about a statue based on Evolve's Goliath. It is not tied to any pre-order exclusive, however. The statue is a separate purchase to the game itself, and stands at a whopping 29 inches tall - well over 2 foot. It weighs in at an incredible 35 pounds, and comes complete with working LED effects. The Goliath is available in a limited run of 500 models, and has been created by TriForce, the company responsible for the aforementioned Batmobile and Batman statues.
Interested? There's only one catch: the price. If you want to get your hands on the Goliath statue, it's going to set you back $750 plus a delivery charge for the oversized item. Check it out over at the TriForce store for pre-order details and more information on the model. The statues are set to ship in the first quarter of 2015.
However, if you think $750 is a modest price, and that 500 models doesn't count as a limited run for you, there is something else available that may take your fancy. TriForce is also creating another model of the Goliath, available only to those who are attending NYC Comic Con, which starts next Thursday. These statues will feature a special Savage Goliath skin - the same one which comes as a pre-order bonus for buyers of Evolve itself. There will only be 150 of these statues available, and it will cost $800. If you're there, you'll be able to find TriForce at booth #636.
What do you make of the Goliath statue? Is it a fun additional purchase for fans excited about the game, or do you think that the price is a little over the top? Are you going to buy the statue, and if so where are you going to put it on display? Let us know in the comments!
Evolve will be released on February 10, 2015, and will launch on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.