This Aliens Vs Predator Special Edition Will Hug Your Face

This Aliens Vs Predator Special Edition Will Hug Your Face

aliens vs predator limited edition pcThat there is your Australian limited edition of Aliens Vs Predator, the once-banned but now MA15+ Sega shooter launching on February 18. Let’s take a closer look at what you’re getting.

You’ll be able to pick up Aliens Vs Predator in three flavours come Feb 18. First, there is the Standard edition: just the game in a DVD case for $99.95 on 360/PS3 and $89.95 on PC.

Second, there is the Survivor edition: game, steelbook case and four exclusive multiplayer maps for $119.95 on 360/PS3 and $109.95 on PC.

Third, there is the Hunter edition (PC version pictured above): game, all the content from the Survivor edition, plus “prestige packaging” (which I think means the oversized box everything fits into), a replica mouldable facehugger, a Weyland sleeve badge (ie. a patch to sew onto your jacket or shirt) and a 3D lenticular card (which seems to depict an alien and predator cornering a marine). All that comes to $139.95 on 360/PS3 and $129.95 on PC.

No mention of any retail exclusivity, just that it will be available from “all good gaming specialist stores.”

Comments

  • sweet holy moses.. i have always wanted a facehugger replica…

    My money points cry in agony!!!

    Hunter edition – here i come.

    Non-exclusivity would be fantastic though, as it may drive the price down a smidge.

    • Personally i’d prefer the PC version.. unfortunately my laptop wouldn’t come close to running it well..

      And i think they are cheaper more to do with the fact that most of these games are made for PC first, then the Console adjustments are made adding cost to the process… i could be wrong though

    • but wouldn’t it be good if it was…

      I choose you!!! Facehugger!!!
      Facehugger, use Facehugger Attack…
      / end battle

      Now gimme my badge! :p

      • This reminds me of a picture I saw on the net; it had a photo of the original chest burster scene, accompanied by the caption: ‘NEVER swallow a pokeball!’

        Anyway, that replica looks a bit… Scrawny, doesn’t it? I’ll still get the hunter edition, but it looks kind of skinny.

  • Although I’m not one to buy them myself, it’s nice to see developers working harder and harder to make their special/collectors editions something that people will really want to have. The Nightvision goggles in MW2 (weird, but no other game has done something like that before), and now a rad mouldable facehugger for AvP. Though they do tend to go over the top and stuff it with a bunch of entirely unwanted excess stuff.

    I suppose when so many games are moving to digital distribution, producers are really trying to get people to buy physical media (Most likely though, because of the $50/$60 price difference).

    To be honest, I’d probably just prefer a boxed ‘light’ or ‘no frills’ version (minimal packaging, manual in PDF form). I just like having something physical to hold on to and store somewhere.

    • hey at least there giving these editions to PC players although after what IW pulled it makes sense why they didnt even make a Hardend edt for PC

  • I’ll be VERY surprised if it doesn’t end up an EB’s exclusive. Either way, I’m grabbing it before it gets Manhunted.

    • Just so you know, unless the law itself changes, Aliens vs Predator can no longer be banned in Australia.

      The review board is the end of the road for reviews of classifications. Even if mr attorney general wants a review, by law it can’t happen. In many ways sega has now benefited from having to go through this process, as crazy as that sounds.

  • I quite like collector’s editions – my wallet doesn’t, but I like having all the extra bits and pieces. I don’t like that often the extra parts aren’t of particularly good quality (I almost wish I hadn’t got Arkham Asylum CE or SFIV CE) or worth the extra money.

    At least they’re not doing the whole “let’s get a bunch of cool in-game armour and guns and give one piece to each retailer and not let anyone else get it”. Rather annoying that price is becoming a small factor in choosing where to buy a game.

  • Eff that! I can’t remember too well, but the Facehugger scene in Aliens most likely made me soil myself when I watched it as a kid, judging by the primal fear in evokes in me when I watch it now.

    Having a Facehugger replica in my house would cause me to have a frickin’ heart attack everytime I see it.

    Just the game for me.

  • Wow! This is a special edition done right. I have been looking forward to this game for a very long time (i’m a huge fan of everything alien and predator), I had an official day of celebration when I found out it was unbanned in Aus, and so the collector’s edition would have been an instant-sell for me.

    It’s nice to see that they put in the extra effort, instead of the standard art book + DVD commentary + *shudder* extra in-game content.

    Still, games are much, MUCH too expensive in Aus, i will probably pick this up from CDWOW or play-asia for half the price

  • I personally think this game is going to suck ass, Look at some of the developers recent offerings, Rouge warrior and Shellshock: blood trails. Easy worst game of the year contenders.

    Don’t get suckered in my the controversy, I’ll want and see.

    • That is a possibility, although I’d prefer to think that they simply had less-skilled divisions of their studio working on those titles. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt for this one, as the first two Aliens Vs Predator titles they made were excellent and I’ve been reading a lot of positive commentary in the previews for this one.

      • Yea, I’m just saying that people should not just go out and buy this because it was banned at some point. I’ll wait a few weeks after the game is out to see how it plays for myself. The screenshots do look good I’ll give it that. But I just can’t get over the fact that the developer also has a pretty horrible track record when it comes to FPS games as of late anyway. But who knows, this game could be totally awesome, we will just have to wait and see.

    • Stephen: Rebellion only made the FIRST AvP game. I initially thought the same as you did, but then read that Monolith (No One Lives Forever) actually made the second game. This worried me a bit, as while the first game was good, the second was vastly superior.

      Still, i have faith, from what i’ve seen so far it looks like it will be good

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