Damn Blizzard’s marketing people. Even if a WoW player isn’t interested in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty at all (that would be kind of odd in the first place) they are likely to take a hard look at buying the game. Scratch that. Buying a Collector’s Edition of the game. Big Download is reporting that the $99.99 (wow!) Collector’s Edition will feature a code to unlock a mini Thor vanity pet.
Hit the jump for all the details that makes the $30 premium worth it.The only way a company can get away with charging an extra $30 for a game that already costs an extra $10 more than your average PC game is to include all sorts of perks. Blizzard’s brain trust isn’t letting us down. The Collector’s Edition will feature the following perks over the $59.99 standard edition:
- Mini Thor non-combat pet for WoW players. The StarCraft II unit is voiced by Chris Metzen, so we expect the WoW pet to be pretty badass.
- A 2GB flash drive modeled after Jim Raynor’s dog tags. Unfortunately, the 2GB comes full. Full of StarCraft and its expansion, Brood War!
- 172 page StarCraft II art book.
- An obligatory behind-the-scenes DVD with documentaries.
- A cutscene DVD with commentary.
- The official soundtrack, including extra tracks.
- Issue 0 of the StarCraft comic.
- Battle.net themes including portraits, and decals.
- A special version of the Thor unit.
- The box can double as a murder weapon.
I was going to get SC2 anyways, so consider me a Collector’s Edition owner. Damn synergy. Who else is going to drop the $100, and why?