Looks like 2K games has announced the special collector’s edition that is available for Mafia II. After a very long developmental period with some troubles, the game is finally slated for release on August 24th. The collector’s edition won’t include anything that will set it apart from everything else however.
An art book, soundtrack, and fancy steel case will round out most of the material aspects. But it also comes packaged with a “high quality, tear-resistant map” of Empire Bay. Something similar to what we’ve seen in Oblivion’s special edition however that map was hardly tear resistant and I’ve seen people tear the edges simply by unfolding it. For digital in game contact there is a Made Men Pack that will include two fancy cars and a tuxedo to look expensive when you shake down a business.
Also there are pre-order bonuses from various retailers.
- If you pre-order from gamestop you will receive a “Vegas Pack” and a “War Hero Pack” which features military vehicles and a uniform, and then some cars you would see in Vegas including suits.
- Amazon is providing the “Renegade Pack” including cars from the 50s and leather and lettermens jackets for Vito
- Best Buy is giving pre-orders the “Greaser Pack” which provides two speedster vehicles and racing outfits.
- Wal Mart is offering a $10 gift card, which can be used only at Wal Mart of course but essentially takes $10 off the price tag
- Vegas Pack (EB Games – Australia and New Zealand): Get a taste of old school Vegas in this new DLC pack from Mafia II. Bring a taste of Vegas to Empire Bay as you cruise through the town in two new cars with smooth handling and timeless lines. Vito shows his Vegas style in two new suits inspired by movies and music of the time.
- Renegade Pack (GAME and Mighty Ape New Zealand): Show off your inner renegade in this new DLC pack. Start with two new cars, one with the slick styling and tight handling of a small sports coupe and the other with the revved up engine of a ‘50s hot rod. Outfit Vito in two new suits, including leather and lettermen’s jackets to fit his renegade persona.
- Greaser Pack (JB Hi Fi – Australia and New Zealand): Free access to the in-game downloadable content pack that is all about speed. These two new hot-rod speedsters will win you pink slips every time. Pair them with two new outfits for Vito — a leather jacket with heavy boots, and a leather racing suit — and get your engines revving.
- War Hero Pack (Independent Retailers): The ‘40s wouldn’t be complete without a war hero. Vito plays the role well in the War Hero DLC pack. Drive two military style vehicles and notice the superior handling in all weather conditions. Vito looks sharp in two new military outfits, including fatigues and a dress uniform.
- Mafia II Pin Up Posters: Pre-order Mafia II at EB Games and receive four A2 Limited Edition Pin Up Posters. Gamers will also have the opportunity to vote for which four of the twelve posters will get included in the pack. Head to http://mafia2.ebgames.com.au/ or http://www.ebgames.co.nz/events/mafia2/ next week to select the four favourite calender girls you want to take home with your copy of Mafia II. Images of the twelve posters are attached.
Depends on what you are looking for in a bonus then if you want to pre-order the game. Gamestop offering the military style vehicles and outfits should make for an interesting game addition. Nothing says authority like doing a drive-by in a military jeep and uniform.