In the world of Ubisoft’s Watch_Dogs, hacking is everything. It’s how hero Aiden Pearce makes an impact without drawing undue attention his way. In a way, the whole of Watch_Dogs is about keeping to the shadows, as Pearce’s quest for revenge puts a big target on his back.
However, while Watch_Dogs in-game story might about remaining inconspicuous, the game’s promotional tour has been anything but. Watch _Dogs made a huge splash back at E3 2012, and has been riding high as one of the most anticipated games of the year.
Now, as the game nears its May 27th release date, Ubisoft has taken to highlighting Watch_Dogs‘ release day offerings, including a healthy set of pre-order bonuses and console exclusives, and today they have unboxed the game’s Limited Edition.
As the video above shows, Watch_Dogs‘ Limited Edition will be packed full of goodies for those avid collectors out there. The package includes an ‘Art of Watch_Dogs‘ book, a replica Aiden Pearce mask, a highly detailed statuette, and a steel box case that includes a copy of Watch_Dogs and its soundtrack. All told, the Limited Edition appears to hit all the right notes as far as special releases go, and it will be available when the game hits store shelves in late-May.
It’s important to note that this Limited Edition is not the Vigilante Edition that was previous unboxed by Ubisoft. That Vigilante Edition is exclusive to Europe, parts of Asia, and the Middle East, and includes a replica of Aiden Pearce’s hat instead of a statuette. It also has slightly different packaging for what it’s worth.
Speaking of clothing, Ubisoft has also secured up a partnership with clothing manufacturer Frank & Oak for a line of Watch_Dogs-inspired clothing. Their selection includes everything from shirts, to jackets, to pants, and even a Watch_Dogs duffel bag. You can check out the Watch_Dogs clothing line here.
At this point, some might argue that Watch_Dogs has lost some luster among gamers after a delay into 2014 extended its promotional track by an additional six months. Nevertheless, Ubisoft is marching on undeterred, providing hands-on previews of both the single player and multiplayer components, alongside a wealth of new trailers to drum up a little extra excitement. The game still ranks pretty high on our must-play list, and this Limited Edition packaging is calling to our inner collector.
What do you think of the Watch_Dogs Limited Edition? What element of any special edition package are you most interested in?
Watch_Dogs releases May 27, 2014 for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The Wii U version has been delayed to an unannounced date.